Scholarships and Education Credits

Scholarship Fund

Established many years ago by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Conservation Fund, the National Mitigation Banking Association continues to join in the support  each year along with this year’s supporters.

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 in the Conference. The Conference Scholarship Fund typically provides for the conference 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, 2017, but scholarships will be considered as they are received should funds remain available.

Judith Ferrell Taggart Founder’s Scholarship

Funded this year by Craig Denisoff Consulting, Davis, CA

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, 2017, 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.)


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.


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.

Wednesday – Friday Conference Sessions (13 CEUs)
Plenary Sessions – (1 CEU each for a total of 5 CEUs)
8 of 16 Concurrent Sessions (12 CEUs)

Optional Add-ons – up to 14 additional CEU credits available

FIELD TRIPS (Tues or Fri) (3 CEUs)

Tuesday, May 9 Workshops
Basics of Banking (4 CEUs)
RIBITS Workshop (2 CEUs)
In Lieu Fee Workshop (4 CEUs)
Advanced Stream Banking Workshop (2 CEUs)
Advanced Conservation Banking Workshop (2 CEUs)
Business of Banking for the Regulator (1 CEU)


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 Carlene Bahler.


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


This will be the 20th 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.