Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional
Completion of the in-class instruction and field exercise and passing of the certification exam leads to certification. Certification is valid for three years. Re-certification requires obtaining six continuing education units during your certification period and a re-certification fee.
Benefits of becoming a MCNSP
- Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional identifies you as a professional trained in the use of “Green” landscaping technologies and bioengineered erosion control for the protection of Michigan inland lakes. MCNSP is approved by the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership.
- Your name and contact information will be posted on the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership website as a Preferred Certified Contractor. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will refer interested parties to this list on their website.
- You will receive in-depth training on the State of Michigan’s permit requirements and process for soft shoreline construction.