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Designing and Installing Retaining Walls

Course Code: AL0206CA20

Retaining Wall Design and Installation Training

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Last Held: February 10, 2020
9:00am - 4:00pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

Next offering tentatively planned for January 2022. Registration will open when course date is confirmed.

Designing & Installing Retaining Walls Training

Past Hands-On Training Day Project

Retaining walls provide an excellent way to increase usable property space, control erosion, and provide aesthetic detail to a property. In this course, learn about the different types of walls and how to build them. Join instructor Alex Burke for a discussion on design strategies, material selection, proper installation procedures, cost estimating techniques, and more.

We will then be holding a free *additional day of hands-on training on March 24, 2020, in order to test your skills by building an actual wall. Your retaining wall abilities will provide an added high value option to your existing client services offered. This class works in conjunction with the Concrete Pavers course.

Who should take this course?

Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
This is a required course for the Rutgers Landscape Management II Certificate program.


The February 10, 2020 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
5 CEUs

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
6 Technical

Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) Credits
5.75 hours

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers
5.75 credits

Early Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


For the course day, continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost. For the hands-on training day, donuts will be provided for breakfast and pizza will be provided for lunch.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map


  • All visitors must register their vehicles online with the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services. A link will be provided in your course registration confirmation email. Be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
  • All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
  • Citations/fines will be issued for failure to comply with these policies.

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Designing and Installing Retaining Walls" or Course Code AL0206) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483

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Who Should Take This Course?

If you're a member of one of the following groups, then this class is definitely for you!

  • Gardener
  • Horticulturalist
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Field Supervisor
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Public Works Supervisor / Crew
  • Parks Supervisor / Crew
Attention U.S. Veterans

This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.