Professional Education Membership

Join the Professional Education Portal

Welcome! The Professional Education Portal (PEP) is a hub for professionals to share and learn about native plant horticulture. Membership to this website allows users to access offerings including the California Native Plant Landscaper Certification Program (CNPLC), advanced educational classes and events, informational resources, job postings, and community forums.

Who is qualified to join?  Individuals currently employed in or pursuing a career in landscape/garden maintenance, care, design, or education are eligible to join.

To become a member, kindly fill out the survey below. Upon form submission, you’ll gain member access to our Professional Education website and receive email notifications about class schedules and enrollment opportunities. Expect to receive a username and temporary password granting access to the Professional Education Portal website within the next two weeks. In case you don’t find it, please check your spam or junk folder for an email from us.

Depending on funding, the CNPLC may be available for qualifying individuals free of cost. Those who qualify for free courses will be notified of enrollment opportunities

We value your privacy, and we will not share any of your information with third parties. If you have any questions please email us at Thank you for your interest in California native plant landscaping.