Scholarships and Education Credits

Thanks to the generous help of our supporters, we are pleased to offer two scholarship options to attend NMEBC 2018. You can join this effort by becoming a “Title Supporter” or “Friend“.

The General Fund and the Judith F. Taggart Founder’s Scholarship

Apply for one or both.

General Scholarship Fund

Established many years ago by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Conservation Fund, our Supporters join them each year to continue this important effort.

Full and partial scholarships are available with priority given to state and tribal entities, but also open to nonprofits and academia who are unable to cover their costs of participation. The Fund typically provides for the registration fee. If looking for additional assistance, please be specific with your needs.

Scholarship applications will be asked to provide the following: name and title & organization, address and phone number; your objective(s) for attending the conference; and specific funding needs. Recommend you submit by January 25, 2018, but scholarships will be considered as they are received should funds remain available.

Judith Ferrell Taggart Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored by (become a sponsor)
The Judith Ferrell Taggart Memorial Scholarship Award was created in honor of the founder of the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference and in recognition of Judy’s contributions to the protection of our natural resources over many years of service in the environmental community.

The JFT Fund will provide for up to two scholarships – can be for government, private sector or student. This award recognizes contributions to the overall field of habitat mitigation and conservation. Recipients also demonstrate the ability to collaborate with government and private sector in natural resources to promote environmental conservation (could be environmental scientist, outreach, regulatory, communications field, environmental, journalism, communications, etc.).

JFT Scholarship applications will be asked to provide the following: name and title & organization, address and phone number, your objective(s) for attending the conference; collaboration across government and private sector, and what funding is needed. Recommend you submit by January 25, 2018, but scholarships will be considered as they are received.

Education Credits

NMEBC offers basic continuing education credit, legal credits and forestry credits. CEUs and CLEs are requested through the online registration process. Please check your confirmation email to confirm if you requested CLE or CEU credit. If you did not request what you need, please modify your answer via the link in your confirmation email. (See below for Forestry credits process.)

CONTINUING LEGAL CREDITS (CLEs)

Applications to specific states are submitted when we receive requests from registered attendees through the online registration process.

CLE credits by states can range from 7 to 20+ credit hours depending on the program and workshops attended and the state approval process. Credit for the online program may also be provided in certain states. Click here for a list of states requested for NMEBC 2017. Applications for credit are submitted beginning approximately 30 days prior to the event.  Any questions, please contact us.

Does NMEBC notify the state of my attendance and credit? When required by a state, we submit attendance; otherwise, the attendee is responsible for submitting the certificate provided by us to the state for credit.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (CEUs) – estimated up to 27 CEUs available (confirmed when full program is available in Nov/Dec)

A Certificate of Completion will be provided to each participant when requested by the attendee during the online process. These are provided following the conference via email.

ONLINE ACCESS CREDITS?

Should you not be able to attend, we provide CEU credit for some of the online program, and there may be a few states who provide CLE credit for certain portions. CLE credit for online the online program is much more restrictive. You may request online access credit following the purchase of the online program and completion of the program to info@mitigationbankingconference.com.

FORESTRY CREDITS

How do I request credit?
Forestry Credits are provided based on sign-up sheets placed in the back of each session room.

THE SPONSOR AND INSTRUCTORS

This will be the 21st Annual Conference for the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference™. JT&A facilitates the conference, working with a diverse Steering Committee and Regional Advisory Council. For more on the facilitators and instructors, please see the detailed Agenda.

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