Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
11:00 am – 1:00 pm CST

Presented by
Jennifer de Graaf, PLA, LEED AP, BFQP & Rater, QWEL

Agenda Highlights:
Fire ignition and behavior
Project phases
Rule of 3 – How Design, Construction and Maintenance Impact Flammability and Risk
Best practices
“Unsolved mysteries”


Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

2.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar.)
2.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
2.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES  (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar.)
2.0 HSW PDHs

International Code Council:
.2 CEUs (Fire)


Continuing Education Credit Information
See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit
available. Individual courses for landscape architects, engineers and architects are not
subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in
FL, NC, and NJ, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
and North Dakota.

Course-by-Course Organizations:
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters
Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider
for landscape architects, engineers and architects via its registration with the
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the
Commissioner §79-1.5(i)(2), §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).


Jennifer de Graaf

Jennifer de Graaf, PLA, LEED AP, BFQP & Rater, QWEL, has 22 years of professional experience in Landscape Architecture, having earned her BLA from Oklahoma State University.  She worked in Texas for 5 years before moving back home to California in 2001.  Her professional design experience spans a wide range of sectors and project sizes including regional trail systems, corporate campuses and large developments all the way down to tiny private gardens.  Participating in projects that put sustainability first, but retain their personal resonance through thoughtful design is central to her efforts.

Ms. de Graaf has developed and taught courses for UC Berkeley Extension in the Landscape Architecture Certification Program. She also served as Lead Trainer and Director of Education for ReScapeCA, a non-profit professional environmental qualification program.  Her approach to education is to provide an understanding of the underlying synergies so that mere information conveyance is not the goal; rather critical thinking and discernment is.  It was in this educational context that she began her more serious study of fire that continues today.

In addition, Ms. de Graaf is a member of the nationwide working group selected to advise and establish Landscape Design Guidelines for Integrated Pest Management for the San Francisco Department of the Environment.  She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Gardens at Lake Merritt, on the Advisory board for the Historic Dunsmuir Estate, and in leadership roles for the Historic American Landscape Survey N. CA Chapter.

She is a licensed Landscape Architect in California, a LEED Accredited Professional, a ReScape Qualified Professional, a ReScape Rater, and a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper.  Her work has earned her the Award of Merit from the ASLA Oklahoma Chapter and a Community Service Award from the ASLA Texas Chapter, and several projects she has been involved with since have won various awards.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Mitigating Fire Risks through Landscape Design, Materiality, and Stewardship

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course instructs the design professional on the science of fire, pre-construction phase activities that will impact site flammability, the zones around structures that require fire prevention planning, and maintenance of the zones post-construction.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the science of fires, including causes of ignition and the transfer of energy, flame fronts, and embers.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe pre-construction and pre-design steps that are conducted to reduce fire risk, including site analyze, testing for flammability, and client discussions on fire risk.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify the immediate zone around the house (0-5′) and steps and processes that are taken with landscape design that reduce the risk of fire igniting a structure.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify the intermediate zone around a structure (5-30′) and the steps that are taken to reduce landscape fuels, tree spacing, and pruning.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with landscaping and fire threats to structures

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 11/20/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $90.00