Northern Green will once again provide you the opportunity to maintain many common green industry certifications and licensures. Check below for the continuing education units (CEUs) for your industry certification or license included in our program.

NOTE: Offering credits virtually may mean the way you submit to gain credit looks different. Please review the requirements carefully. In order to obtain credit, you need to be individually registered for Northern Green Virtual. Attendance will be monitored.

International Society of Arboriculture CEUs

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

IMPORTANT:  Information and directions for submitting CEUs:

ISA CEUs are only available during the four days of Northern Green Virtual and must be submitted by end of day on Friday, January 15, 2021. No CEUs submitted after January 15 will be accepted.

At the end of each session that qualifies for ISA CEUs, a CEU Submission Sheet will be available in the Files tab of the online session. To obtain CEU’s, participants must click on the Files Tab, find the ISA CEU Submission Sheet and download it. Participants will enter their first and last name and ISA Certification Number. Save it and then email the sheet as an attachment to Sue Flynn at susan@mnla.biz. All Submission Sheets must be received by email by January 15th or credits cannot be awarded.

Northern Green staff will then compile and forward all submission sheets received by January 15, 2021 to ISA.

We realize this is a new process for participants, but it is the process that has been approved by ISA and the only way Northern Green Virtual is able to provide ISA continuing education credits.

The sessions below qualify for ISA CEUs during Northern Green Virtual.

Class\Session\CEU Name Date Arborist Credits Municipal Credits BCMA- Science BCMA- Practice BCMA- Manage-ment
Liability and your Facility 1/11/2021 1 1 0 0 1
Time is Money. Streamline Your Social Media Strategy for Success 1/11/2021 1 1 0 0 1
Pulling To Your Potential: Unleashing the Wild Side of the Green Industry 1/11/2021 1 1 0 0 1
Trees & Shrubs for Pollinators 1/11/2021 1 1 0 1 0
Evergreen/Conifer Challenges and Choices for the Future 1/12/2021 1 1 0 1 0
Mycorrhizae 101 and its Benefits on Turf & Landscape 1/12/2021 0.5 0.5 0.5 0 0
CEO Workshop on Labor and Recruitment/Happy Hour 1/12/2021 2 2 0 0 2
Effective Ways to Communicate in Business Today 1/13/2021 1 1 0 0 1
Soil – There is More To It Than Just “Dirt” 1/13/2021 1 1 0 0 1
Are You Digitally Relevant? Face the New World of Online Commerce and Communications Head On 1/13/2021 1 1 0 0 1
Invasive Species /Noxious Weed Status Update 1/13/2021 0.5 0.5 0.5 0 0
Responsible Irrigation Practices to Support Sustainable Landscapes 1/14/2021 1 1 0 1 0
The Green Industry in 2021: Will it be 2020 2.0? 1/14/2021 1 1 0 0 1
Bur Oak Blight at the Arboretum: What We’ve Learned 1/14/2021 0.5 0.5 0.5 0 0
New Generations of Oaks to Know and Grow 1/14/2021 1 1 1 0 0
Tree Preservation Using Conservation Arboriculture Methods 1/12/2021 1 1 0 0 1

Irrigation Association Recertification

Click here to see full recertification details on the Irrigation Association website. IA Certified Professionals must earn and submit 20 continuing education units every two years.

These courses at Northern Green may qualify for recertification based on the activities and requirements listed on the Irrigation Association website.

1/11/2021 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Irrigation Sales & Retrofit for Efficiency

1/12/2021 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Water, Water Everywhere-Let’s Drain the Lot of It!

1/14/2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Responsible Irrigation Practices to Support Sustainable Landscapes

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

Every concurrent session at Northern Green Virtual qualifies for 1 MNLA-CP recertification point. Each lightning and mini session are worth .5 points toward recertification.

Please be sure to indicate NGV and the name of the session and the speaker when you submit your points for recertification. Recorded sessions will be accepted.

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.  NCMA recertification details and Application for Recertification can be found here.

These courses at Northern Green may qualify for NCMA SRW Level 1 Recertification:

1/11/2021 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Concrete Roof Deck Pavers set on a Pedestals System

1/12/2021 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Vacuum Suction Equipment / Essential Tools of the Trade

1/14/2021 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Upselling Hardscape Projects

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.

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) CEUs

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

Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Concrete Roof Deck Pavers set on a Pedestals System – 1
  • Irrigation Sales & Retrofit for Efficiency – 1
  • University of Minnesota Turfgrass Research Update – 1
  • Liability and Your Facility – 1 Business
  • New and Underused Perennials and Grasses – 1
  • Time is Money. How to Streamline Your Social Media Strategy for Success – 1 Business
  • Keynote: Pulling to Your Potential: Unleashing the Wild Wide of the Green Industry – 1
  • Boxwood Blight Identification and Management – 1
  • Trees & Shrubs for Pollinators – 1

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Evergreen/Conifer Challenges and Choices for the Future – 1
  • Finishing Touches: The Power of Details in Garden Design – 1
  • Water. Water Everywhere – Let’s Drain the Lot of It – 1
  • Topdressing Programs for Athletic Fields – 1
  • Winter Containers: Beyond Spruce Tips – 1
  • Lightning Talk: New Spirea Cultivars for Northern Gardens – .5
  • Lightning Talk: Restoration and Maintenance of Hardscapes – .5
  • Lightning Talk: Turfgrass Mixtures for Roadsides in Minnesota – .5
  • Mini Session: Gator Base … Yes this Stuff Really Works – .5
  • Mini Session: Mycorrhizae 1010 and Its Benefits on Turf & Landscape – .5
  • Evolving Gardens: Reimagining a World of Design Inspirations – 1
  • Tree Preservation Using Conservation Arboriculture Methods – 1
  • Vacuum Suction Equipment / Essential Tools of the Trade – 1
  • CEO Workshop on Labor and Recruitment/Happy Hour – 1 Business

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Effective Ways to Communicate in Business Today – 1 Business
  • Soil – There is More to It than Just “Dirt” – 1
  • Tradeoffs of Emerging Technologies: What You Need to Consider – 1 Business
  • Landscape Lighting Design Ideas and Elements – 1
  • Are You Digitally Relevant? Face the New World of Online Commerce and Communications Head On – 1 Business
  • Nature as Gardener: Working with Natural Process for Beauty and Reduced Maintenance – 1
  • Lightning Talk: Little Bluestem: A Great Native Grass – .5
  • Lightning Talk: Invasive Species/Noxious Weed Status Update – .5
  • Lightning Talk: Top 10 Turf Weeds and How to Control Them – .5
  • Mini Session: Advance Your Site Design Process with Vectorworks Landmark – .5 Business
  • Mini Session: Aspire Landscape Business Management Software – .5 Business
  • Adding Value with Large Precast Concrete Modular Regaining Walls – 1
  • Improving Turfgrass with Newer Bentgrass Cultivars – 1
  • The Plant Parenting Revolution: Connect & Cultivate Houseplant Trends to Maximize Retail Sales – 1 Business

Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • The Science Behind Rotary and Reel Mowing on Fine Turf – 1.5
  • An Overview of Hardy Hydrangeas – 1
  • Responsible Irrigation Practices to Support Sustainable Landscapes – 1
  • The Green Industry in 2021: Will It Be 2020 2.0? – 1
  • Lightning Talk: Bur Oak Blight at the Arboretum: What We’ve Learned – .5
  • Lightning Talk: Choosing Japanese Beetle Resistance Plants – .5
  • Lightning Talk: Top 10 Things to Consider with Organic Lawn Care – .5
  • New Generations of Oaks to Know and Grow – 1
  • Shoreline Design and Restoration – 1
  • Upselling Hardscape Projects – 1 Business

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) CEUs

GCSAA Approved Education Points available at Northern Green Virtual 2021.

To receive GCSAA education points, contact the MGCSAA Office (jack@mgcsa.org) after attending the session to obtain the Event Approval Code.  The following sessions qualify for points.

Monday, January 11, 2021

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM:  University of Minnesota Turfgrass Research Update

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM:  Mini Session: Mycorrhizae 101 and Its Benefits on Turf & Landscape
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM:  Labor and Recruitment: Solving the Labor Crisis

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Work is Hard. Why Not Have Some Fun
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM:  Lightning Talk: Top 10 Turf Weeds and How to Control Them
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM:  Improving Turfgrass with Newer Bentgrass Cultivars

Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: The Science Behind Rotary and Wheel Mowing on Fine Turf – Part 1
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: The Science Behind Rotary and Wheel Mowing on Fine Turf – Part 2
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: The Science Behind Rotary and Wheel Mowing on Fine Turf – Part 3