What is NGCIP: The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) was created by the Water and Environment Federation (WEF) and DC Water to create industry standards for constructing, inspecting and maintaining green infrastructure (GI) systems (www.ngicp.org). Green infrastructure is a practice that restores or mimics the natural processes to capture, filter, recharge and/or (re)use stormwater to reduce pollution and flooding. Some of the more common GI best management practices include bioretention, permeable pavement, dry wells and rainwater catchment.
Why become certified by the NGICP: Low Impact Development (LID) (also called Green Infrastructure) is currently mandated for certain scale and types of developments/ redevelopments by the City and County of Honolulu DFM Stormwater Quality Branch. Since LID is growing in practice, the demand is high for trained professionals to construct, inspect and maintain the systems. CCH is also exploring requiring contactors and maintenance personnel to have certification in these practices to install or maintain city LID projects. Once certified, you will be advertised on the national NGCIP website as a certified contractor in NGICP.
When: August 26-30th at CCH Kapolei Hale. The course requires attendees to attend all 5 days in order to qualify for certification. Lunch and refreshments provided.
Who: The course will be led by Lauren Roth Venu, a certified NGICP trainer, and Todd Cullison, who both have decades of experience in green infrastructure.
Registration: Registration will be limited to 20 participants. NGICP requires all participants to provide proof of education (minimally a high school diploma) to attend the course. If a copy of a diploma is not possible, please contact us for other potential options. We request that companies register no more than two of their employees to start. If additional staff wish to attend, we will place them on a wait list. Please use the contact information provided below if you want additional staff wait-listed. Certification by NGCIP will be presented to the participants following attending the full course and passing the NGICP exam.
Cost: The total cost of the 5-day course is $700. Two payments/registrations are required:
- $500 to the City and County of Honolulu
Payment to the City and County of Honolulu is via this SignUpGenius registration and is $475.71 plus fees for a total of $500)
- $200 to Water Environmental Federation NGCIP program
Register via this link to: https://ww2.aievolution.com/ngi1801/
Instruction for registering with Water Environmental Federation are attached as a PDF.
For more information or questions please contact: Lauren Roth Venu, [email protected]
If sign-ups are full, a wait list is available here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4dafac2da5fd0-wait