As of 2017 Chris Girgenti was 1  of only 26 people to obtain this certification in the United States .. ​

 The Certified Hydroseeding Professional Program is designed to recognize that the individual exhibits an understanding and knowledge of the accepted practices used in the hydroseeding industry. To become certified, the individual must meet a combined point system which includes education, field experience and professional training and be a current member of the IAHP in good standing.  Demonstration of proof of Eligibility Points allows the individual to take the final step toward certification, a comprehensive exam testing practical and field knowledge of the hydroseeding industry.

​The required instruction is spread over five disciplines:

  • Basic Hydroseeding
  • Business Operations
  • Soil and Fertility Basics
  • Turfgrass Science
  • Erosion Control ​
Certified Hydroseeding Contractor

To qualify for the exam a applicant must meet the following and  is based on a 20 point system.

  • Number of Years of Experience in the hydroseeding field
  • CHP Seminars
  • Formal Education
  • Green Industry Education
  • IAHP membership
  • IAHP Service
  • Professional references
  • Manufacturer Credits