Available Courses

The Theodore Payne Foundation Professional Education Portal offers regular courses in native plant horticulture in Southern California for landscape industry professionals. In addition to our flagship California Native Plant Landscaper Certification Program (CNPLC), we offer advanced courses covering specific aspects of native plant horticulture and associated topics.

2023 classes have been added! Through the generous support of LADWP, we are offering ten CNPLC courses during the course of 2023 (five in English and five in Spanish). These courses are offered free of charge to qualifying individuals. We encourage you to check availability often as courses are offered on a first come first serve basis and fill quickly. 

At this time, we cannot offer the course to individuals who do not meet these requirements. We hope to expand enrollment to all interested parties in the latter half of 2023. 

Note: If you are not already a PEP member, you will need to take this survey to determine eligibility for membership and class enrollment.


CA Native Plant Landscaper Certificate

Our flagship certification program provides foundational training in native plant horticulture for landscape professionals.