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 courses are now closed! Through the generous support of LADWP, we offered ten CNPLC courses in 2023 (five in English and five in Spanish). These courses were offered free of charge to qualifying individuals.


We hope to add more courses soon. We encourage you to check availability often as courses are offered on a first come first serve basis and fill quickly. 

If you have not already, please let us know of your interest in the course by filling out this survey, which will add you to our mailing list for CNPLC course updates and advanced class and event offerings, as well as determining eligibility for LADWP-funded courses.


CA Native Plant Landscaper Certificate

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