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.

International Society of Arboriculture CEUs

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Northern Green 2020 – Pesticide Recertification P
Certified Arborist: 1.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 1.5
BCMA – Science: 1.5 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Northern Green 2020 – Pesticide Recertification A&E
Certified Arborist: 5.25 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 5.25
BCMA – Science: 5.25 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Keynote: Embracing Change
Speaker(s): Paul Douglas
Certified Arborist: 1.25 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 1.25
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 1.25
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

CEO Track: Grow Your Company From the Inside Out
Speaker(s); The Resultants
Certified Arborist: 2 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 2
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 2
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Ash Tree Working Standards
Speaker(s): Nicholas Bomber
Certified Arborist: 1 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 1
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 1 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Climbing Demo
Speaker(s): Wesley Full and Danielle Ringle
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0.5 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Rigging/High Risk Tree Removal
Speaker(s): Nels Spence and Marco Vargas
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0.5 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Pruning Demo
Speaker(s): Wesley Full and Danielle Ringle
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0.5 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Use of Drones in Aboriculture (Urban Tree Canopy Management Utilizing ArcGIS and Drones)
Speaker(s): Brock Eastlund
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0.5
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Interactive Track: Diagnosing Tree and Shrub Problems, A Stepwise Approach, Part 1
Speaker(s): Tom Creswell and John Bonkowski
Certified Arborist: 2 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 2
BCMA – Science: 2 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Walt Disney Never Tried to Grow Trees
Speaker(s): Gary Johnson
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0.5 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Climbing Demo
Speaker(s): Wesley Full and Danielle Ringle
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0.5 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

EAB Past, Present and Future
Speaker(s): Mark Abrahamson
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0.5 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Woody Plant Walkabout
Speaker(s): Doug Danielsen
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0.5 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Interactive Track: Diagnosing Tree and Shrub Problems, A Stepwise Approach, Part 2
Speaker(s): Tom Creswell and John Bonkowski
Certified Arborist: 2 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 2
BCMA – Science: 2 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Pruning Demo
Speaker(s): Wesley Full and Danielle Ringle
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0.5 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Aging, Rejuvenation and Resilience in Trees
Speaker(s): Peter Del Tredici
Certified Arborist: 0.75 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.75
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0.75
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Use of Drones in Aboriculture (Urban Tree Canopy Management Utilizing ArcGIS and Drones)
Speaker(s): Brock Eastlund
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0.5
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

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.

Tuesday, January 14

  • Landscape Lighting Fundamentals – PLT Relicensure

Wednesday, January 15

  • Irrigation 2020: Roundtable Discussion
  • Common Water Feature Mistakes

Thursday, January 16

  • A Minnesota Irrigation Contractor’s License: Benefit or Distraction, Part 1 and 2
  • Q&A Regarding Irrigation Licensing in North Carolina

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

Every full concurrent session at Northern Green qualifies for 1 MNLA-CP recertification point. Each shorter trade floor session in the Campfires and Theater are worth .5 points toward recertification.

MNLA Recertification is now online. Pick up an instruction sheet at 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.  NCMA recertification details and Application for Recertification can be found here.

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

Tuesday, January 14

  • Keys to Success in the Hardscaping Business

Wednesday, January 15

  • Building with Integrity and Culture in Mind
  • Why are Stone Walls Falling Down?

Thursday, January 16

  • Estimating & Bidding: What You Need to Know, Part 1 and 2

MDA Pesticide Recertification

MDA Pesticide Recertification (Categories A, E, F or P)
This workshop meets the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Commercial Pesticide Applicator Requirements for Category A (Core) and Category E (Turf and Ornamentals). Optional Categories F (Aquatics) and P (Vertebrate Pest) will also be offered as part of this workshop.

Category F (Aquatics)
Tuesday, January 14 at Northern Green from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. For licensed applicators to get credit for Category F – Aquatics, they must also attend Category A & E Recertification from 9:15 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Category P (Vertebrate Pest)
Tuesday, January 14 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. For licensed applicators to get credit for Category P – Vertebrate Pest, they must also attend Category A & E Recertification from 9:15 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Category A & E (Core & Turf and Ornamentals)
Tuesday, January 14 at Northern Green. This course begins at 9:15 a.m. and will end at approximately 4:00 p.m.

For applicators to receive credit for optional Category F or Category P, they must attend the entire Pesticide Recertification track (Category A, E, and F or P), and scan in and out with staff of the Department of Agriculture.

Licensed applicators with Categories A and E who last attended a recertification workshop in 2018, and newly licensed pesticide applicators in 2019, must attend an MDA-approved workshop by December 31, 2020. By attending the Pesticide Recertification track and scanning in and out onsite with staff of the Department of Agriculture, applicators will obtain recertification credit.

Times given are approximate. Attendees agree to follow Minnesota Department of Agriculture attendance directions to receive recertification credit. Applicators must attend the entire Pesticide Recertification track 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.

MDA has changed the way they track attendance at recertification workshops. MDA will scan your APPLICATOR card at the beginning and end of each workshop. To ensure you receive credit for attending, PLEASE bring your applicator card with you. If you do not have your card, go to the MDA website: http://www2.mda.state.mn.us/webapp/lis/default.jsp Search your name and print out the web version of your card and bring it with you to the workshop.

Power Limited Technician Relicensure

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

The 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, and 6 hours of technical training.

  • PLT Relicensure – Landscape Lighting. (DOLI Course # – 20190567)

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.”

Below is a list of 2020 qualifying courses:

  • Pesticide Recertification Track: Understanding Label Statements – Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) CEUs

Visit https://www.apld.org/certification/ to learn more about APLD continuing education requirements.  The following sessions are approved for APLD CEUs at Northern Green 2020:

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

  • Northern Green Expo: Designing Plant Communities – 3 CEUs
  • A Plant Out of Place – 3 CEUs
  • Keys to Success in the Hardscaping Business – 3.5 Business CEUs.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

  • Embracing Change – 1.25 CEUs
  • Climate Change and Hardiness Zones – 1.25 CEUs
  • Bulbs as Companion Plants – 1 CEU
  • The Invasive Spotted Lanternfly – 1 CEU
  • CEO Track: How to Grow Your Company from the Inside Out – 1 Business CEU
  • Ironclad Hostas for the Landscape – 1 CEU
  • Research the Real World – 1 Business CEU
  • Breakthrough Plant Breeding in Flowering Shrubs – 1 CEU
  • Common Water Feature Mistakes – 1 CEU
  • Inside the Design – 1 CEU
  • Finding Good Labor, H-2 Visas – 1 Business CEU
  • How to Choose Sustainability in Every Day Decisions – 1 CEU
  • LED Lighting in the Landscape – 1 CEU
  • Reimagining the Perennial Plant Palette – 1 CEU
  • Weeding Through Invasive Aquatic Plants in Minnesota – 1 CEU
  • Mycorrhizae: Why Four Species Are Better Than One – .5 CEUs
  • Why Are Stone Walls Falling Down? – .5 CEUs
  • Invasive Species/Noxious Weed Status Update – .5 CEUs
  • Legal Pay Practices for the Green Industry – .5 Business CEUs
  • Will Sterile Plants Save Us? – .5 CEUs
  • Introduction to eCommerce for the Horticulture Industry – .5 CEUs
  • Palmer Amaranth Identification and Update – .5 CEUs
  • Winter Protection for Container Plants – .5 CEUs

Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • Estimating and Bidding – 1 Business CEU
  • My Favorite Plant – 1 CEU
  • Planting for the Future – .75 CEUs
  • Urban Nature: Human Nature – .75 CEUs
  • Aging, Rejuvination, and Resilience in Trees – .75 CEUs
  • Collaborative Work and Tools to Reduce Woody Invasive Plant Impacts – .5 CEUs
  • Social Media Storytelling – .5 Business CEUs
  • Understanding Soils and Proper Soils Prep Effect on Seeding Success – .5 CEUs
  • Managing Nature: Exploring the Relationship Between Design and Maintenance of Native Plants – .5 CEUs


Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) CEUs

GCSAA Approved Education Points available at Northern Green 2020.  Copies of the Approval Code Notice attendance sheet with each day’s code to submit to GCSAA will be available at the MGCSA Booth each day.