Fort Myers, FL – The Coastal Zone Foundation (CZF) is pleased to announce that short courses are now available via recorded webinars. To earn the Certified Coastal Practitioner™ (CCP) credential, candidates must complete a series of ten short courses offered by CZF in cooperation with American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA).

Through the CCP program, coastal professionals from government, the private sector, and academia can take a series of courses structured to expand their knowledge base and enhance their collaborations with other coastal professionals. The CCP program provides participants with multidisciplinary instruction on comprehensive coastal management, defines the body of knowledge which reflects best practices for coastal professionals, and complements existing coastal licenses and educational programs.

Courses include: Coastal Biology/Ecology, Coastal Engineering, Coastal Geology, Coastal Resiliency, Coastal Zone Management and Coastal Regulation, Communication, Government Affairs, Government Operations, Planning and Land Use, Project Management, and Water Quality. Each course was developed and is taught by one or more relevant subject matter experts.

Earning the CCP designation distinguishes the coastal practitioner as having a broad knowledge base and understanding of the interrelationships among the different elements of modern coastal practice.

The Coastal Zone Foundation was formed in 1984 with the purpose of advancing scientific and related engineering and planning knowledge. By developing and implementing the Certified Coastal Practitioner™ program, Coastal Zone Foundation is continuing a tradition of encouraging rigorous research and continued collaboration to nurture, protect and manage the coastal zone. Please visit to learn more.