Looking for continuing education units (CEUs) for your industry certification or license? Check back here before Northern Green to find out which sessions may apply.

International Society of Arboriculture CEUs

Click here for a link to “Maintaining Your ISA Credentials.”

January 10, 2017
Tuesday Master Class: Current and Emerging Tree Pests – AM

  • Certified Arborist: 3
  • Municipal Specialist: 3
  • BCMA – Science: 3

Tuesday Master Class: Current and Emerging Tree Pests – PM

  • Certified Arborist: 3
  • Municipal Specialist: 3
  • BCMA – Science: 3

Tuesday Master Class: Pesticide Recertification – AM

  • Certified Arborist: 1.5
  • Municipal Specialist: 1.5
  • BCMA – Science: 1.5

Tuesday Master Class: Pesticide Recertification – PM

  • Certified Arborist: 4
  • Municipal Specialist: 4
  • BCMA – Science: 4

January 11, 2017
They All Fall Down: The Hazards of Removing EAB Infested Trees

  • Certified Arborist: 1
  • Municipal Specialist: 1
  • BCMA – Practice: 1

Rising from the Ashes: Lessons from the EAB Invasion

  • Certified Arborist: 1
  • Municipal Specialist: 1
  • BCMA – Science: 1

January 12, 2017
Creating Canopy: Beyond Maples and Ash

  • Certified Arborist: 1
  • Municipal Specialist: 1
  • BCMA – Practice: 1

Selecting Fruit Trees for Urban Locations

  • Certified Arborist: 1
  • Municipal Specialist: 1
  • BCMA – Practice: 1

Care and Maintenance of Fruit Trees in the Landscape

  • Certified Arborist: 1
  • Municipal Specialist: 1
  • BCMA – Practice: 1

Irrigation Association Recertification

As of Jan. 1, 2011, certified professionals must submit 20 CEUs per 2-year cycle to remain in good standing. In November 2010, all IA-certified professionals were notified of their new CEU cycle. Click here for a link to full recertification details on the Irrigation Association website.

The following courses at Northern Green that MAY qualify for re-certification based on the activities and requirements listed on the IA website:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Irrigation BMPs – Nuts & Bolts, Part 1 – Brent Mecham
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Irrigation BMPs – Nuts & Bolts, Part 2 – Brent Mecham

Thursday, January 12, 2017

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Using Alternative Water Supplies for Irrigation – Brian Vinchesi
  • 9:05 AM – 10:05 AM: Irrigation, Meet Technology.  Technology, Meet Irrigation – Christopher Pine

Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association Certified Professionals (MNLA-CP)

Every class at Northern Green qualifies for MNLA-CP recertification points. Each class is worth 1 point toward recertification.

You can pick up a blue recertification card at MNLA Member Central.

National Concrete Masonry Association

The National Concrete Masonry Association has implemented a recertification process for those who hold the Certified Segmental Retaining Wall Installer Level 1 Certification. If you hold this certification, you must recertify every 2 years. Each candidate is responsible for maintaining their own record of activities when applying for recertification. In order to recertify, you must complete at least 4 hours of continuing education each 2 year period.

The following courses at Northern Green may qualify for NCMA SRW Level 1 recertification.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  • 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM: NCMA Segmental Retaining Walls Installer Course – Level 1/Basic

Thursday, January 12, 2017

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Best Practices for SRWs:  Design and Construction for Zero Wall Failures

MDA Pesticide Recertification

Category A & E (Core & Turf and Ornamentals)
There will be a Pesticide Recertification track offered as a Master Class on Tuesday, January 10 at Northern Green. This course begins at 10:00 a.m. and will end at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Category F (Aquatics)
Northern Green is offering a Category F session as a Master Class on Tuesday, January 10 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. In order for licensed applicators to get credit for Category F – Aquatics, they must also attend Category A & E Recertification from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

OR

Category P (Vertebrates)
Northern Green is offering a Category P session as a Master Class on Tuesday, January 10 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. In order for licensed applicators to get credit for Category P – Vertebrates, they must also attend Category A & E Recertification from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Category A and E – By attending the Pesticide Recertification workshop at the Northern Green on Tuesday, January 10, you are completing the recertification requirements in Categories A – Core and E – Turf and Ornamentals. This workshop has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Licensed applicators with Categories A and E who last attended a recertification workshop in 2015, and new-licensed pesticide applicators in 2016, must attend an MDA-approved workshop by 12/31/2017. By attending the Pesticide Recertification track and completing the on-site attendance documentation, applicators will obtain recertification credit.
The morning and afternoon start with general sessions that are required for all recertifying applicators. There are also breakout sessions where participants can choose sessions of interest. Applicators must attend the entire Pesticide Recertification track (4 general sessions plus 3 break-out sessions) to obtain MDA recertification credit. Attendance will be monitored. The MDA reserves the right to deny recertification credit to participants who arrive later than 30 minutes after the start of the program or who are absent during substantial portions of the program. Workshop participants should bring license and photo identification cards to the workshop.
Category F (Aquatics) – The Northern Green is offering a Category F session at the 2017 Northern Green on Tuesday, January 10 from 8:00am – 9:45am. For licensed applicators to get credit for Category F – Aquatics, they must attend both Tuesday morning Aquatics Pesticide Recertification and the Category A&E Pesticide Recertification (10:15am -4:00pm).
Category P (Vertebrate) – The Northern Green is also offering a Category P session at the 2017 Northern Green on Tuesday, January 10 from 8:00am – 9:45am. For licensed applicators to get credit for Category P – Vertebrate Pest, they must attend both the Tuesday morning Vertebrate Pest Pesticide Recertification and the Category A&E Pesticide Recertification (10:15am -4:00pm).

Power Limited Technician Relicensure

Northern Green will feature opportunities to obtain relicensure hours towards the Dept. of Labor and Industry Power Limited Technician License.

This Tuesday Master Class is recognized by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry as satisfying eight hours of continuing education requirements for the Power Limited Training Licensure, including 2 hours of code, 2 hours of Minnesota Rules, and 4 hours of technical training.

  • Low Voltage Irrigation: Two Wire Systems Technology (The Code, The Law, and Related Technical Topics)

Continuing Education – Landscape Architects

The Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (AELSLAGID) does not pre-approve any courses or activities for continuing education. It is up to each licensee or certificate holder to become familiar with the statutory requirements and to determine for themselves whether or not a particular course or activity meets those requirements.

Several Northern Green seminars may meet the continuing education requirements outlined in MN Statute 326.107. Final discretion is up to the Board. Click here to download the AELSLAGID Continuing Education Assessment Form to assist you in determining which courses or activities will meet the statutory requirements.

Visit http://www.aelslagid.state.mn.us/conted.html to learn more about AELSLAGID continuing education requirements.

Certified Treecare Safety Professional CEUs

Need CTSP CEUS? Click here for more information on “The CTSP Recertification Process.”

Tuesday, Jan. 10

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Pesticide Recertification (Categories A and E) – 5.0 CEUs

Wednesday, January 11

  • 10:00 – 11:00 am, They All Fall Down: The Hazards of Removing EAB Infested Trees, John Ball -1.0 CEU
  • 11:15 – 11:45 am, Tree Climbing Demo – 0.5 CEU
  • 1:15 – 1:45 pm, Tree Climbing Demo – 0.5 CEU
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Working Safely in the Green Industry, John Ball – 1.0 CEU
  • 3:15 – 3:45 pm, Tree Climbing Demo – 0.5 CEU

Thursday, Jan. 12

  • 8:00 – 10:00 am, Finding, Hiring, Training and Motivating the Right People… at the Right Time, Mike Lysecki – 2.00 CEUs
  • 3:45 – 4:45 pm, Thriving as a Team – Achieving Organizational Excellence with Teamwork, Leadership and Communication, Jermaine Davis – 1.0 CEU

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) CEUs

Visit https://www.apld.org/certification/ to learn more about APLD continuing education requirements.

  • Ownership Thinking: Building Value Within An Already Successful Company – 2.5 Business CEUs
  • A Landscape Design Charette – 2.75 CEUs
  • Current & Emerging Tree Pests – 3 CEUs
  • Irrigation BMPs – Nuts & Bolts, Part 1 – 1 CEU
  • Sustainable Gardens: Designs and Plants for Greener Gardens – 1 CEU
  • Selecting Turfgrass Varieties – .5 CEU
  • Photography Tips for the Landscape Professional – .5 Business CEU
  • Tree Planting in the 21st Century – .5 CEU
  • Irrigation BMPs – Nuts & Bolts, Part 2 – 1 CEU
  • Can I Remediate Poor Quality Soils? – 1 CEU
  • CEO Premium Content: Biophilia and What It Means For the Future Green Industry Marketplace – 1 CEU
  • In the Designer’s Studio – 1 CEU
  • New Bedding Plants for 2017 – 1 CEU
  • Using Alternative Water Supplies for Irrigation – 1 CEU
  • Best Practices for SRWs: Design & Construction for Zero Wall Failures – 1 CEU
  • Selecting Fruit Trees for Urban Locations – 1 CEU
  • Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Resilient Landscapes of the Future – 1 CEU
  • Beyond Bees: Attracting Beneficial Insects with Native Plants – .5 CEU
  • Small Ornamental Trees & Flowering Shrubs – 1 CEU
  • Creating Stunning Plant Communities that Stand the Test of Time – 1 CEU
  • Introduction to Sedges – .5 CEU
  • The Innovative Use of Metal and Stone in the Contemporary Landscape – 1 CEU

GCSAA Approved Education Points

January 10, 2017

  • Low Voltage Irrigation:  Two Wire Systems Technology:  0.80 points
  • Pesticide Recertification – Aquatics:  0.15 points
  • Pesticide Recertification – Vertebrate Pests:  0.15 points
  • Pesticide Recertification:  Core & Turf/Ornamentals:  0.45 points
  • NCMA Segmental Retaining Wall Install Course – Level 1/Basic:  0.55 points
  • Current and Emerging Tree Pests:  0.50 points
  • Landscape Design Charette:  0.45 points
  • Ownership Thinking: Building Value Within an Already Successful Company:  0.45 points

January 11, 2017

2017 Northern Green Wednesday:  0.70 points

January 12, 2017

2017 Northern Green Thursday:  0.85 points