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Bay-Friendly Rater Training for Civic, Commercial & Multi-Family Landscapes – Hayward 2017

Hayward City Hall - Conference Room 2A
777 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541


Bay-Friendly Training & Qualification for Rating Landscapes – Hayward 2017



This two-session training program is taught by Bay-Friendly staff, current Bay-Friendly Raters and members of the Bay-Friendly Rater’s Council. To become a Bay-Friendly Rater, program participants must hold an active status as a Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional (BFQP) and attend both sessions of the training.

Classes meet the following dates and times (times subject to change slightly):

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:30pm

The course provides landscape design professionals with:

  • An overview of the Bay-Friendly Rating System
  • An advanced understanding of the Bay-Friendly Scorecard and it’s use in assessing Bay-Friendly landscapes
  • The tools and resources to successfully rate Bay-Friendly landscapes
  • A competitive advantage in the professional landscape design marketplace
  • A certificate of qualification and use of the Bay-Friendly Raters logo
  • A two-year membership in teh Bay-Friendly Qualified Professionals network, which includes free listing in the Bay-Area-wide directory of Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professionals

Eligibility Requirements

To become a Bay-Friendly Qualified Rater for civic, commercial and multifamily landscapes, you will be required to:

  1. Complete the Bay-Friendly Rater Training for Civic, Commercial & Multi-Family Landscapes by attending all classes and passing a final exam
  2. Hold current and in good standing Qualification as a Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional
  3. Submit documentation of one or more of the following current licenses, degrees, certifications or experience:
    • Landscape architecture, engineering or architecture degree or certification
    • Landscape contractor license
    • Build It Green’s Green Point Rater
    • Public agency experience in planning, design, construction or management of landscapes
    • Others subject to approval
  4. Submit a written statement confirming you have at least 2 years of experience preparing or reviewing landscape construction documents including technical specifications or 2 years experience with contract administration (CA) or construction observation (CO)
  5. Sign the Bay-Friendly Code of Rater Conduct and Logo Use Agreements

** You will submit your Written Statment during the registration process. Please e-mail your documentation of license/degree/certification/experience to **

If you have further questions about the course content, please contact us at or visit our website.

To view more about the Bay-Friendly Rating System, Becomming a Bay-Friendly Rater or Eligibility, visit our website at:



PRESENTED BY RESCAPE CALIFORNIA and sponsored by StopWaste, City of Hayward, Urban Farmer Store, and Delta Bluegrass Company



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