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Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care
New England Regional Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care
February 9-12, 2015 (snow date February 13th)
Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT
Click HERE to read the full Agenda
Click HERE to view Speaker Biography Page
Online Registration for New England Regional click HERE or call our office 203-308-2584
Registration for each course is $675. This includes course, lunches, exam, and supporter level accreditation* Payment plans available!
*$75 for Business level Accreditation upgrade. To learn the differences between accreditation tiers, click here
Hotel rooms available at the discounted rate of $89 at The Holiday Inn at Norwich.
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LA CES - Day 1 - 7.5 Professional Development Hours
Day 2 - 9.0 PDHs
Day 3 - 7.5 PDHs
Day 4 - 5.75 PDHs Total Course - 29.75 PDHs
ISA - daily credits available but vary depending on your license
CT DEEP - pending, but will be valid in all New England states
This 30-hour course for land care professionals and environmental educators provides a well-rounded curriculum for an understanding of organic land care principles, practices, design and maintenance. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to incorporate land care methods and materials that respect natural ecology and the long-term health of the environment into their businesses or education programs.
The curriculum is based on NOFA’s Standards for Land Care: Practices for Design and Maintenance of Ecological Landscapes.These Standards, first published in 2001 and revised semi-annually, extend the vision and practices of organic agriculture to the care of landscapes where we live our daily lives and lands which we choose to steward.
Who should attend the course?
Landscapers - Designers - Landscape Architects - Garden Center employees - Municipal employees - Parks and Recreation employees - Land trust staff - Conservation property managers - Master gardeners Horticulturists - Horticulture and Landscape teachers - Entrepreneurs and new business owners
At the end of the course, students will take a 50 question, multiple choice exam. Upon passing with a score of 70% or higher, students become an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) which is a marketable credential offering many benefits. Students need to pay the annual fee each year and report 4 CEUs per year to re-accredit. See the Accreditation Page for more info.
*Schedule may vary at each location
Day 4 - Choose Track 1 or 2
Track 1: Connecticut
4 Sections TBA
Track 1: New England Regional
Track 2: Organic Turf Management
The Business of Organic Land Care
Soil Biology and Ecology
Planting and Plant Care
*Discounted Accomodations NOFA arranges for block room discounts located near the course.
*Payment Plan Option: Attendees can pay for the course in two installments, $250 upon registration and pay the remainder two weeks prior to the first day of the course.
Group Discount: Groups of 3 or more registered by the same business or organization will receive a 10% discount on the full registration fees.
To Pay By Check: Please fill out our online registration form and mail check for the full amount to CT NOFA, 126 Derby Avenue, Derby, CT 06418.
Referral Policy: If an accredited organic land care professional (AOLCP) referred you to the course, they will receive a $25 credit if you write "Referred by [name]" in the comments box when you write a check or register online
For more information about the Accreditation Course, please email Jeremy(at)organiclandcare.net and provide us with your contact information.