Approved Courses 2020 – 2021

Approved Courses 2020 – 2021

As a licensed landscape contractor you must personally attend the course/activity to obtain credit.  Filing false information is a violation of North Carolina law (N.C.G.S. 89D).

Emergency Rule: On April 7, 2020, the NC Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board voted to approve an Emergency Rule regarding Continuing Education (CE) credits required for license renewal for August 1, 2020 –  July 31, 2021 in response to the issues from the COVID-19 virus .  The Board took this action to support the social distancing directive by the Federal and State Government, and to assist licensed landscape contractors unable to locate in-person continuing education classes due to the social distancing directives.

The emergency rule allows a one year extension of continuing education requirements for the license year ending July 31, 2020.  Credits already obtained for the current licensing year ending July 31, 2020 will be applied to the next year ending July 31, 2021. All licensed landscape contractors are still required to keep a record of their completed continuing education credits.

The following courses have been approved for continuing education credits (CEL) toward the landscape license requirement for:

August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2021

In accordance with the April 7, 2020 emergency rule, the seven (7) hours of Continuing Education credits will need to be fulfilled anytime between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2021 of the licensing year.  Credits already obtained for the licensing year ending July 31, 2020 will be applied to the next year ending July 31, 2021.

At least three of the seven CEUs must be technical (landscape) credits and at least two of the seven CEUs must be business credits. The number of business credit hours for a course are indicated with “B” to the right of the “Hours Credit”, and landscape (or technical) credit hours are indicated with an “L”.

Licensees may not take the same CEU course within two consecutive licensing years. (21 NCAC 28B .0402)

No more than four CEU credits shall be given for pesticide license credits issued by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in one year.  (21 NCAC 28B .0402, effective August 1, 2019)

When attending a NCLCLB approved continuing education course, be sure to sign in on the official NCLCLB Sign-In sheet and get your official NCLCLB Proof of Attendance form (for your records) at the end of the class from the course provider. Keep your Proof of Attendance records for 2 years in case of audit.

This Board considers continuing education for approval for landscape license requirements only.  The Board is not involved with locations, course fees, or any logistics relating to continuing education courses.

You can search by course name, course location (town or county), course datecourse provider, course focus, course (CEL) number or “on-line”.  Each column can also be sorted alphabetically or numerically by clicking on up/down arrows in the column title you would like to sort.

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CEL #Course TitleCourse ProviderCourse DateHours CreditCityCourse FocusPresentingOfficial SponsorAddress(Venue)Address 2CityZipTimeRegistration InfoCounty
1859Garden Talks: Wanted Dead (controlling weeds in turf)NCCES11/16/20201LWebinarLandscapeGene Fox, NCCES AgentOn-line WebinarOn-line3:00PM-4:00PMhttps://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpduCoqTIoGt1C7PJ8jEoVnWBXTsVns96w
1858Tips for Building a Profitable BusinessNCCES02/26/20212BDallas, NCBusinessPayton Flowers, NCCES AgentGaston County Citizens Resource Center1303 Dallas-Cherryville HwyDallas, NC280348:00AM-10:00AMPhone: 704-922-2119, or Email:Payton.Flowers@gastongov.comGaston
1857All About TurfNCCES01/22/20212LDallas, NCLandscapePayton Flowers, NCCES AgentGaston County Citizens Resource Center1303 Dallas-Cherryville HwyDallas, NC280348:00AM-10:00AMPhone: 704-922-2119, or Email:Payton.Flowers@gastongov.comGaston
1856Grassy Weed Control/ Product OverviewNCCES01/19/20212LDallas, NCLandscapePayton Flowers, NCCES AgentGaston County Citizens Resource Center1303 Dallas-Cherryville HwyDallas, NC280348:00AM-10:00AMPhone: 704-922-2119, or Email:Payton.Flowers@gast ongov.comGaston
1855Marketing Your Landscape BusinessNCCES01/07/20212BDallas, NC BusinessPayton Flowers, NCCES AgentGaston County Citizens Resource Center1303 Dallas-Cherryville HwyDallas, NC 280348:00AM-10:00AMPhone: 704-922-2119, or Email:Payton.Flowers@gastongov.comGaston
1854Broadleaf Weed Control & Affordable ApplicationsNCCES01/05/20213LDallas, NCLandscapePayton Flowers, NCCES AgentGaston County Citizens Resource Center1303 Dallas-Cherryville HwyDallas, NC280348:00AM-11:00AMPhone: 704-922-2119, or Email:Payton.Flowers@gastongov.comGaston
1853Those Grasses Less DesirableNCCES11/30/20201LAsheville, NCLandscapeCliff Ruth, NCCES AgentBuncombe County Cooperative Extension Center49 Mt Carmel RdAsheville, NC288064:00PM-5:00PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/those-grasses-less-desirable-tickets-124610456229Buncombe
1853Those Grasses Less DesirableNCCESOn-line1LWebinarLandscapeCliff Ruth, NCCES AgentOn-line WebinarOn-line6:00PM-7:00PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/those-grasses-less-desirable-tickets-124617445133
1853Those Grasses Less DesirableNCCES12/02/20201LBrevard, NCLandscapeCliff Ruth, NCCES AgentTransylvania County Board of Elections150 S Gaston StBrevard, NC287123:00PM-4:00PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/those-grasses-less-desirable-tickets-125331701493Transylvania
1852Fig Buttercup, Floodplain MenaceGreen & Growin 20211/13/20211LGreensboroLandscapePete Schubert, NC Invasive Plant CouncilNCNLASheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC2740710:45AM-11:45AMhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1851Planting for Pollinators-Part 2: Annuals, Perennials, Herbs, Grasses and SedgesGreen & Growin 20211/12/20211LGreensboroLandscapeJason Holmes, Duke Center Gardens; Annabel Renwick, Sarah P Duke GardensNCNLASheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC274073:30PM-4:30PMhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1850Planting for Pollinators-Part 1: Woody Plants and VinesGreen & Growin 20211/12/20211LGreensboroLandscapeJason Holmes, Duke Center Gardens; Annabel Renwick, Sarah P Duke GardensNCNLASheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC274072:15PM-3:15PMhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1849Alternative Soil Amending ProductsGreen & Growin 20211/12/20211LGreensboroLandscapeDebra Stringer, StaliteNCNLASheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC274072:15PM-3:15PMhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1848Residential Landscape Design Through the Lens of PermacultureGreen & Growin 20211/12/20211LGreensboroLandscapeDr. Jennifer Verprauskus, Bareroot Designs, PLLCNCNLASheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC274071:15PM-2:15Pmhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1847Keynote: Growing Weeders into LeadersGreen & Growin 20211/12/20211BGreensboroBusinessJeff McManus, Jeff McManus Corporate Training & ConsultingNCNLASheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC2740711:45AM-1:15PMhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1846Succession Planning Options and OpportunitiesGreen & Growin 20211/12/20211BGreensboroBusinessKurt and Mark Bland; Bland LandscapingNCNLASheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC2740710:45AM-11:45AMhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1845Biting and Stinging PestsGreen & Growin 20211/12/20211BGreensboroBusinessLaurie Reid, City of CharlotteNCNLASheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC2740710:45AM-11:45AMhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1844Seasonal Color for ProfitGreen & Growin 20211/12/20211LGreensboroLandscapeRenee and Mark McGrady, Carolina Colorscapes Supply Co.NCNLASheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC274079:30AM-10:30AMhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1843Lawn Care Pesticide Safety and HandlingGreen & Growin 20211/12/20211LGreensboroLandscapeBob Mann, NALPNCNLASheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC274079:30AM-10:30AMhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1842Tax and Business Strategies in the New NormalGreen & Growin 20211/12/20211BGreensboroBusinessKen Martin, Stnacil & Co.; Scott Hensley, Stancil CPAsNCNLASheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC274079:30AM-10:30AMhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1841How to Host a Horticulture Intern/ApprenticeGreen & Growin 20211/12/20211BGreensboroBusinessDr. Helen Kraus, NCSU; Dr. Elizabeth Riley, Alamance Community CollegeNCNLASheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC274078:30AM-9:30AMhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1840ICPI Paver Installation and NCMA SRW Construction WorkshopNCSU11/11/20202LWebinarLandscapeJason Williams, NCMA SRW Installation Instructor; Mason Dyer, Belgard Territory ManagerOld Castle-BelgardOn-line WebinarOn-line9:00AM-Noonemail: bfair@ncsu.edu
1839Finding & Fostering a Right-Hand Man or WomanSiteOne Landscape Supply09/29/20201BWebinarBusinessMarty Grunder, The Grow GroupOn-line WebinarOn-line2:00PM-3:00PMhttp://www.siteone.com
1838Integrated Pest Cont. for Non-Native Plants of Pied. NC ForestNCCES10/22/20202LWebinarLandscapePhyllis Smith, NCCES-ForsythOn-line WebinarOn-line2:00PM-4:00PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/integrated-pest-management-for-non-native-plants-of-the-piedmont-nc-forests-tickets-119327464659
1837Swales & Bio-Swales WebinarNCSU10/13/20201LWebinarLandscapeDr. Bill Hunt, NCSU; Jeffery Johnson, NCSUOn-line WebinarOn-line10:30AM-Noonhttps://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops-conferences/rsc/
1836Are Our Communities Resilient: A Glimpse Into the Pertinent ResearchNCUFC11/10/20201LWebinarLandscapeDr. Barb Fair, NCSU Landscape Ext. SpecialistOn-line WebinarOn-line10:00AM-11:15AMhttp://www.ncufc.org/events.php
1835Mitigating the Urban Heat Island with TreesNCUFC10/28/20201LWebinarLandscapeDr. Dave Nowak, US Forest Service; Dr. Laura Jackson, US EPAOn-line WebinarOn-line10:00AM-11:15AMhttp://www.ncufc.org/events.php
1834Urban Invaders: Controlling Invasive WeedsNCUFC10/14/20201LWebinarLandscapeDr. Joe Neal, NCSU Weed ScienceOn-line WebinarOn-line10:00AM-11:15AMhttp://www.ncufc.org/events.php
1833Upping the Ante: Interesting Trees for Urban Landscapes WebinarNCUFC9/30/20201LWebinarLandscapeMark Weathington, JCRA DirectorOn-line WebinarOn-line10:00AM-11:15AMhttp://www.ncufc.org/events.php
1832Walking Tour: Stormwater SCM Inspection & Maintenance UpdateNCSU9/16/2020.5LRaleigh, NCLandscapeWilliam Lord, NCCES Agent; Dr William Hunt, NCSUNCSU Centennial Campus(Starting and ending at the Hunt Library)1070 Partners WayRaleigh, NC2760611:30AM-2:00PMhttps://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops-conferences/stormwater-update/Wake
1832Walking Tour: Stormwater SCM Inspection & Maintenance UpdateNCSU10/28/2020.5LRaleigh, NCLandscapeDr. Bill Hunt, NCSU; William Lord, NCCES-AgentNCSU Centennial Campus(Starting and ending at the Hunt Library)1070 Partners WayRaleigh, NC27606Group A: 1:00PM-3:00PM Group B: 1:30PM-3:30PMhttps://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops-conferences/stormwater-update/Wake
1831Joco Plants Virtual Plant WalkJohnston Co. Nursery Marketing Association09/09/20201LOn-lineLandscapeMark Weathington, JCRA DirectorOn-line WebinarOn-lineNoon-1:00PMhttp://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=5ce9uddab&oeidk=a07eh8ke9u35cbcfd0d
1830Bioretention Retrofit and Rehabilitation WebinarNCSU07/23/20201LWebinarLandscapeDr. Bill Hunt, NCSU; Jeffery Johnson, NCSUOn-line Webinar10:30AM-Noonhttps://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops-conferences/stormwater-retrofit/
1829Landscape Color and Professional Field DayJC Raulston Arboretum08/06/20201LOn-lineLandscapeOn-line WebinarOn-line10:00AM-Noonhttps://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=2379
1828Turf Pest UpdateNCNLA01/13/20211LGreensboroGuilfordTom Glasgow, CEO and NCCES AgentGreen & Growin 2021Greensboro Sheraton at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC274078:30AM-9:30AMhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1821Launching a Successful Start-Up Business: Entrepreneurial Basics (RV-6547)Vector SolutionsOn-line1BOn-lineBusinessAl Majek, International Automation Resources, Inc, Founder and President1 hourhttp://www.redvector.com
1820Financial Management 4: Accounting and Cash (RV-7004)Vector SolutionsOn-line1BOn-lineBusinessFrank Stasiowski, PSMJ Resources1 hourhttp://www.redvector.com
1819Financial Management 2 & 3: Pricing for Profits, Generating Cash and Getting Paid (RV-7003)Vector SolutionsOn-line2BOn-lineBusinessFrank Stasiowski, PSMJ Resources2 hourshttp://www.redvector.com
1818Financial Management 1: Negotiating Contracts (RV-6998)Vector SolutionsOn-line1BOn-lineBusinessFrank Stasiowski, PSMJ Resources1 hourhttp://www.redvector.com
1810Davey Institute 2020 Landscape Contractor Education CourseThe Davey Tree Expert CompanyOn-line5L, 2BLandscape & BusinessRoger C. Funk, PhD; Kathryn E. Zahirsky; Gregory Mazur; Bal Rao, PhDCall or email Shawn Skilton at shawn.skilton@davey.com or 330.673.9515 ext 8369
1808HR-Job PostingsC-LearnOn-line1BBusinessJeff Makey, BS in Teaching Industrial and Construction Safetyhttp://www.clearn.training
1805Cancelled:
Speaking of Gardening Symposium-Day 2
Speaking of Gardening Symposium08/15/20203LAsheville, NCLandscapeVarious SpeakersDoubleTree by Hilton115 Hendersonville Rd.Asheville, NC288038:30AM-3:00PMhttps://www.speakingofgardening.orgBuncombe
1804Cancelled:
Speaking of Gardening Symposium-Day 1
Speaking of Gardening Symposium08/14/20203LAsheville, NCLandscapeVarious SpeakersDoubleTree by Hilton115 Hendersonville Rd.Asheville, NC288038:30AM-4:30PMhttps://www.speakingofgardening.orgBuncombe
1793Cancelled: Sandhills Turf & Ornamental ConferenceNCCES09/23/20204LCarthage, NCLandscapeJohn Allran, NCDA & CS; Travis Gannon, NCSU; Stacey Jones, NCSU; Fred Yelverton, NCSUMoore Co. Ag Center707 Pinehurst Ave.Carthage, NC283278:00AM-12:05PM910-947-3188Moore
1792Dry Stack Stone Wall Building Level 1Outdoor Images, Inc.11/13/20205LRaleigh, NCLandscapeTJ Husted, Stone Mason; Wendy Husted, M Ed in Instructional Technology, Training & DevelopmentRight of Way Equipment Co.Right of Way Equipment Co.5500 Hillsborough St.Raleigh, NC276069:00AM-3:00PMCall 919-851-1750 or email info@outdoorimagesinc.comWake
1792Dry Stack Stone Wall Building Level 1Outdoor Images, Inc.12/11/20205LRaleigh, NCLandscapeTJ Husted, Stone Mason; Wendy Husted, M Ed in Instructional Technology, Training & DevelopmentRight of Way Equipment Co.Right of Way Equipment Co.5500 Hillsborough St.Raleigh, NC276069:00AM-3:00PMCall 919-851-1750 or email info@outdoorimagesinc.comWake
1791Dry Stack Stone Wall Bidding Level 1Outdoor Images, Inc.11/13/20202BRaleigh, NCLandscapeTJ Husted, Stone Mason; Wendy Husted, M Ed in Instructional Technology, Training & DevelopmentRight of Way Equipment Co.Right of Way Equipment Co.5500 Hillsborough St.Raleigh, NC276063:15PM-5:15PMCall 919-851-1750 or email info@outdoorimagesinc.comWake
1791Dry Stack Stone Wall Bidding Level 1Outdoor Images, Inc.12/11/20202BRaleigh, NCLandscapeTJ Husted, Stone Mason; Wendy Husted, M Ed in Instructional Technology, Training & DevelopmentRight of Way Equipment Co.Right of Way Equipment Co.5500 Hillsborough St.Raleigh, NC276063:15PM-5:15PMCall 919-851-1750 or email info@outdoorimagesinc.comWake
1766Keeping Turf HealthyNCCES08/06/20202LArden, NCLandscapeSteve Pettis, NCCES AgentHenderson County Extension100 Jackson Park Rd.Hendersonville, NC287916:00PM-8:00PMsteve_pettis@ncsu.edu or 828-697-4891Henderson
1754Reading the Label for Proper PPE SelectionNCCES08/24/20202BAshevilleBuncombeCliff Ruth, NCCES AgentBuncombe County Cooperative Extension Center49 Mt Carmel RdAsheville288063:00PM-5:00PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=114463206532Buncombe
1754Reading the Label for Proper PPE SelectionNCCES09/29/20202BAsheville, NCBusinessCliff Ruth, NCCES AgentBuncombe County Cooperative Extension Center49 Mt Carmel RdAsheville, NC288063:00PM-5:00PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/reading-the-label-for-proper-ppe-selection-registration-117593018885Buncombe
1699HR Interviewing Choosing the Right CandidateC-LearnOn-line2BBusinessJim Himphill, HR Director; Jeff Makey, Industrial Safety Instructorclearn.training; jeff@clearn.training
1635Written Agreements-Minimum RequirementsC-LearnOn-line1BBusinessJeff Makey-BS Teaching Construction and Industrial Safetyhttp://www.cLearn.Training
1624Surge Protection for Low Voltage LightingC-LearnOn-line1LLandscapeRobert Harmon, Applications Engineering; Jeff Makey,BS Teaching Construction and Industrial Safetyhttp://www.cLearn.Training or 828-407-0038
1623Business Vision 2020Turf Teacher, Inc.On-line3L, 4BLandscape & BusinessEric Jones, Turf Teacher, Inc.http://www.turfteacher.com
1622Site Measuring & Base Map PreparationTurf Teacher, Inc.On-line1LLandscapeEric Jones, Turf Teacher, Inc.http://www.turfteacher.com
1621Label CalculationsTurf Teacher, Inc.On-line1LLandscapeEric Jones, Turf Teacher, Inc.http://www.turfteacher.com
1620Applying the Correct Amount of PesticideTurf Teacher, Inc.On-line1LLandscapeEric Jones, Turf Teacher, Inc.http://www.turfteacher.com
1619Bidding, Estimating, & Project PricingTurf Teacher, Inc.On-line1BBusinessEric Jones, Turf Teacher, Inc.http://www.turfteacher.com
1619Bidding, Estimating, & Project PricingGreen & Growin 20211/12/20211BGreensboroBusinessEric Jones, Turf Teacher, Inc.NCNLASheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 W Gate City BlvdGreensboro, NC274071:15PM-2:15PMhttp://www.greenandgrowin.com/educationGuilford
1618Specifications & ContractsTurf Teacher, Inc.On-line1BBusinessEric Jones, Turf Teacher, Inc.http://www.turfteacher.com
1617Social Media MarketingTurf Teacher, Inc.On-line1BBusinessEric Jones, Turf Teacher, Inc.http://www.turfteacher.com
1616Social Media ContentTurf Teacher, Inc.On-line1BBusinessEric Jones, Turf Teacher, Inc.http://www.turfteacher.com
1539Financial Management 6 & 7: Financial Controls, Monitoring & Project Budgeting (RV-4726) PowerpointVector SolutionsOn-line1BBusinessFrank Stasiowski, PSMJ Resources1 hourhttp://www.redvector.com
1538AEC Success: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace (RV-11196)Vector SolutionsOn-line1BBusinessAnthony Fasano, Career Coach1 hourhttp://www.redvector.com
1537Business Management: Brief Overview (RV-5655) PowerpointVector SolutionsOn-line1BBusinessMiguel Rivera-Sanchez, Chitester Management Systems, Inc.1 hourhttp://www.redvector.com
1440Cancelled: Keeping Trees HealthyNCCES09/10/20202LArden, NCLandscapeSteve Pettis, NCCES AgentHenderson County Extension100 Jackson Park Rd.Hendersonville, NC287916:00PM-8:00PMsteve_pettis@ncsu.edu or 828-697-4891Henderson
1440Keeping Trees HealthyNCCES9/17/20202LArden, NCLandscapeSteve Pettis, NCCES AgentHenderson County Extension100 Jackson Park RdHendersonville, NC287916:00PM-8:00PMsteve_pettis@ncsu.edu or 828-697-4891Henderson
1087OSHA Training 10hr., or 30hr. CardOccupational Safety and Health Administrationsee course provider website4BBusiness10 or 30 hrs.http://www.osha.gov Keep the OSHA Card as proof of attendance and email a copy to our office for credit
1086American Red Cross CPR/AEDAmerican Red Crosssee course provider website2BBusiness2 hourshttp://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/cpr-aed Keep the RC CPR-AED Card as proof of attendance and email a copy to our office for credit
1085American Red Cross First AidAmerican Red Crosssee course provider website2BBusiness2 hourshttp://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/first-aid Keep the RC First Aid Card as Proof of Attendance and email a copy to our office to receive credit
0811Utility Damage PreventionUtilities Companies2LLandscapeOn-line
0747CANCELLED: Stormwater SCM Inspection & Maintenance Certification UpdateNCSU09/16/20203LRaleigh, NCLandscapeWilliam Lord, NCCES Agent; Dr William Hunt, NCSUJC Raulston Arboretum4415 Beryl Rd.Raleigh, NC2760610:00AM-3:30PMhttps://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops-conferences/stormwater-bmp/Wake
0213Stormwater SCM Inspection & Maintenance CertificationNCSU09/17/2020-09/18/20205LRaleigh, NCLandscapeWilliam Lord, NCCES Agent; Dr William Hunt, NCSUJC Raulston Arboretum4415 Beryl Rd.Raleigh, NC276068:30AM-5:00PM-Day One, 8:30AM-2:30PM-Day Twohttps://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops-conferences/stormwater-bmp/Wake
0213Stormwater SCM Inspection & Maintenance CertificationNCSU11/16/2020-11/18/20205LWebinarLandscapeWilliam Lord, NCCES Agent; Dr William Hunt, NCSUOn-line WebinarOn-line1:00PM-4:00PMhttps://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops-conferences/stormwater-bmp/