Get Certified

Family conservationists walking through a cultivated field at sunset.

What's the Process to Be Certified?

To make sure planners have a base knowledge of the conservation planning process and ecological principals, planners need to complete the apprentice planner designation curriculum before conducting planning on their own. Apprentice conservation planners can:

  • Determine client objectives.
  • Conduct resource inventories.
  • Run assessment tools.
  • Develop alternative solutions to address resource concerns for planning areas.
  • Refer to the Conservation Planner Policy - Exhibit 3 for a full curriculum.