New England Grows

Continuing Education Credit

Since 2006, New England Grows has used electronic badge scanning as a means of tracking Continuing Education Credit and reducing paper consumption. Through our efforts, the majority of regional pesticide programs and other organizations now accept electronic data as proof of attendance. For help retreiving proof-of-attendance from past New England Grows shows we ask that you fill out a request form. Please note, for each year you are requesting Proof of Attendance you must submit a $25 administrative fee to New England Grows.

Online Certificate of Attendance System

  • Provide your continuing education credit and/or license information when you register.
  • Your badge will be scanned when you enter a session that is approved for credit. Plan to arrive before the session starts to ensure that your badge is scanned.
  • After the conference, attendance data is sent to the appropriate pesticide program, or accrediting organization.
  • Your customized Certificate of Attendance confirms your participation in the sessions for which your badge was scanned. It will be available online at no charge until May 30, 2015. After that date, a $25.00 administrative fee will be assessed.

Build your career with Professional Credentials

New England Grows is an authorized provider of CEUs and professional development credits for many green industry accreditation programs and associations nationwide. Look to New England Grows to help you complete your continuing education requirements and stay current in the industry.

APLD – The Association of Professional Landscape Designers' certification program confers professional recognition to landscape designers based on established standards of excellence. Certification is available for professional members in good standing who have been practicing landscape design for a minimum of four years. It is the only landscape design certification program in the United States.

CTSP – The Certified Treecare Safety Professional program was designed to address challenges to safety that tree care companies face. CTSP teaches safety professionals strategies and tactics for changing the "culture" of an organization. A CTSP is able to coach his/her team in safe work practices, as well as work to change attitudes about safety and motivate other employees to want to participate.

ISA – Through research, technology, and education, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefit of trees. The Certified Arborist credential identifies professional arborists who have a minimum of three years experience in the field and have passed an extensive examination covering all facets of arboriculture.

LA CES – Landscape Architecture/Continuing Education System establishes, maintains, and enforces standards for evaluating professional development and continuing education programs for landscape architects. LA CES guides professionals in identifying courses that are appropriate for landscape architects and are offered by legitimate organizations that have controls and processes in place to monitor quality and track attendance.

MCA – The Massachusetts Certified Arborist program is a voluntary certification program provided by the Massachusetts Arborists Association. The MCA program advances the practice of professional arboriculture through the administration of an examination and annual continuing education requirement. A Massachusetts Certified Arborist has demonstrated the knowledge to accurately assess the condition of woody plants, develop management strategies, and implement appropriate procedures.

The New England Nursery and Landscape Certification Council works to ensure the integrity and high standards of New England's professional certification programs through a biennial review of member association certification activities. The NENLCC facilitates the exchange of ideas and shares resources among its member associations:

NOFA – NOFA/Mass is a community including farmers, gardeners, landscape professionals and consumers working to educate members and the general public about the benefits of local organic systems based on complete cycles, natural materials, and minimal waste for the health of individual beings, communities and the living planet.

PLANET – In January 2010, PLANET's certification program assumed a new brand name, Landscape Industry Certified: a distinction for individuals who have taken their experience, skills and desire for excellence to the next level by studying, testing and becoming certified. They stay on top of their game by maintaining their certification every two years through recertification.