Planner Certifications

The CTD has been diligently working to provide new ways to enhance and support your hard work. One of those is with a new planner certification program aimed at verifying your expertise in planning and providing continuing education and mentorship opportunities to advance your skills. The CTD has launched the first certifications in Dairy Nutrient Management Planning, Farm Planning, and Riparian Planning.

Please review the qualifications for your appropriate certification:
Riparian Planner Certification

The purpose of the Certification Program is to certify individuals as having the necessary skills and abilities to plan to the requirements set forth in the certification guidelines, as well as recognize those planners that have demonstrated an advanced level of knowledge, skills and planning. In addition, the program provides a pathway for new and advancing planners to achieve the knowledge and mentor support needed to advance from beginning to expert planner.

Click HERE to start your application process!

For questions, please contact the certification leads at:

Dairy | Certification.Dairy@wactd.org | Nichole Embertson
Farm | Certification.Farm@wactd.org | Bobbi Lindumulder
Riparian | Certification.Riparian@wactd.org | Ryan Williams

NRCS Conservation Planner Designations

SURVEY: The CTD is working with NRCS to gauge Conservation District interest in their updated NRCS Planner Designations. We have created a quick survey to gather information from District planners on their interest in the NRCS Planner Designations and trainings needed. Please support our effort by filling out the following survey by Friday, May 11: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PDPCHYH

NRCS provides planner designations/certifications relative to Conservation Planning. These certifications are independent of the CTD Planner Certifications listed above, but form the base for the CTD planner certification requirements.

  • Apprentice
  • Certified
  • Master
For more information on the individual NRCS Planner Designation levels and training requirements, please refer to the NRCS handout: NRCS Conservation Planner Designations, or click HERE for more information.