Education

Continuing Education Requirements by State

For questions and to confirm continuing education (CE) requirements, please contact the appropriate state licensing board(s). All licensees should take the time to understand their state's requirements to select activities and subjects that qualify in their state. CE hours, links to state CE requirements, and board contact info are available below:

Mandatory CE: Doesn't recognize LA CES
Mandatory CE: LA CES satisfies requirements (may be limited to HSW in some states)
Mandatory CE: LA CES satisfies requirements (must meet other state requirements)
No Active CE Requirements*

Continuing Education Requirements by State

Alaska

CE Requirements: 24 PDH per 2 years 

Continuing Education Information

Contact the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors
aelsboard@alaska.gov
907-465-2550

Arizona

No continuing education requirements

State of Arizona Board of Technical Registration

602-364-4930

Arkansas

CE Requirements: 12 CEH per year 

Continuing Education Information

Contact the State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, & Interior Designers
asbalaid@arkansas.gov
501-682-3171

California

No continuing education requirements

California Architects Board: The Landscape Architects Technical Committee (LATC) 

916-575-7230

Colorado

No continuing education requirements

Colorado State Board of Landscape Architects

303-894-7800

Connecticut

CE Requirements: 24 contact hours/ 2 years 

Connecticut State Board of Landscape Architects
Department of Consumer Protection, Division of Real Estate and Professional Trades

Email: dep.occupationalprofessional@ct.gov
Phone: 860-713-6100

Florida

Continuing Education: 16 hours/ 2 years

(850) 487-1395

Georgia

Professional Development Hours: 12 contact hours / 2 years  

Georgia Board of Landscape Architects

Phone: 478-207-2440

Idaho

No continuing education requirements

Idaho Board of Landscape Architects 

208-334-3233

Illinois

Professional Development Hours: 24 CE hours/ 2 years  
•    Effective for renewal period ending August 31, 2015.
•    CE hour = 50 minutes instruction or participation
•    No carryover permitted
•    20 CE hours must be obtained in structured educational activities
•    All CE must be in subjects directly related to the profession of landscape architecture and must be performed outside of the normal practice of one’s occupation. Licensees are encouraged to emphasize HSW subjects.

Administration: Requires the division to conduct random audits to verify compliance.

Activities:
•    ‘Structured Educational Activities’ are defined as: ASLA and CLARB endorsed seminars; seminars endorsed by professional organizations related to landscape architecture; university courses related to landscape architecture; and self-study courses presented by correspondence, internet, television, video or audio, ending with an examination or other verification process.
•    ‘Unstructured Credit Hours’ are defined as: teaching or instructing a course or seminar related to landscape architecture for the first time only (2 CE hours earned for every hour of teaching or instructing; does not apply to faculty in the performance of their regularly assigned duties); authoring papers or articles that appear in nationally circulated publications, journals, or trade magazines or presented to a university, professional society or organization (4 CE hours per paper or presentation, but not both); and active participation on a committee or holding an office in a professional or technical society related to landscape architecture (2 CE hours per committee membership or office held).
•    University Courses (Quarter credit hour = 10 CE hours; Semester credit hour = 15 CE hours)

Recordkeeping: Licensee has responsibility to maintain a 4-year record, including the name and address of the sponsor or provider, the number of hours attended in each program, the date and place of the program, and a certificate of attendance; or a log of activities that includes the date and number of hours claimed as CE, a brief statement of the subject matter, printed program schedules, registration receipts, or other proof of participation.

Reciprocity: CE hours used to satisfy the CE requirements for another jurisdiction may be applied to fulfil Illinois requirements if they meet Illinois requirements.

Exemptions:
•    New licensees are not required to meet the provisions for the first biennium in which the licensee is licensed
•    Licensees seeking a waiver due to extreme hardship, defined as an inability to devote sufficient hours to fulfilling the CE requirements during the applicable renewal period because of: full-time service in the U.S. armed forces during a substantial part of the renewal period; an incapacitating illness; or other extenuating circumstances

Indiana

Professional Development Hours: 24 / 2 years

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

Email: pla10@pla.in.gov

Phone: 317-234-3022.  

Iowa

Professional Development Hours: 24 / 2 years


Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau
Email: LandscapeArchitectureBoard@iowa.gov
Phone: 515-725-9022 ext. 6

Kansas

Professional Development Hours: 30 PDH / 2 years

Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

E-mail: KSBTPadmin@KS.GOV

Phone: 785-296-3053   


Kentucky

 Professional Development Hours: 15 hours / annually   

Kentucky Board of Landscape Architects

Phone: 859-246-2753

Louisiana

Professional Development Hours: 8 hours / annually

Louisiana Horticulture Commission
Email: commissioner@ldaf.state.la.us
Phone: 225-922-1234

 

Maryland

Professional Development Hours: 24 PDH / 2 years

  
Maryland Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects
Email: DLOPLBoardofExaminersofLandscapeArchitects-LABOR@maryland.gov
Phone: 410-230-6256
 

Massachusetts

No continuing education requirements

Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

617-727-3074

Michigan

No continuing education requirements

The Bureau of Professional Licensing

517-241-9288

Mississippi

Professional Development Hours: 24 CEU/ 2 years 


Mississippi State Board of Architecture
Email: msboa@msboa.ms.gov
Phone: 601-856-4652

Missouri

Professional Development Hours: 24 hours / 2 years 

Board For Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects

Email: moapeplspla@pr.mo.gov

Phone: 573-751-0047

 

 

Montana

CE Requirements: 12 HSW PHD, annually 

Montana Board of Architects and Landscape Architects

Email: dlibsdhelp@mt.gov

Phone: 406-841-2300

Nebraska

Professional Development Hours: 15 hours / annually 


Nebraska State Board of Landscape Architects
Email: nsbla.board@nebraska.gov
Phone: (402) 471-2407

 

Nevada

Professional Development Hours: 8 hours / annually 

Nevada State Board Landscape Architecture

Email: LandscapeBoard@nsbla.nv.gov 

Phone: (775) 971- 4410

New Hampshire

CE Requirements: 30 PDH, 2 years


New Hampshire Board of Landscape Architects

Email: Christine.Horne@oplc.nh.gov

Phone: 603-271-0607

North Dakota

No continuing education requirements

ND State Board of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Email: stacy@scgnd.com

Phone 701-223-3540

 

Pennsylvania

CE Requirement: 24 clock hours / 2 years (Odd Numbered Years) - requirement currently suspended

Puerto Rico

Requisitos CE: Reglamento de Juntas Examinadoras de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico

Teléfono: 787-722-2122 #4309

Correo Electrónico: jvazquez@estado.pr.gov

Rhode Island

No continuing education requirements

Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects

Phone: 401-462-9594

South Dakota

CE Requirements: 30 Hours / 2 Years

South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation

Phone: 605-394-2510

Tennessee

CE Requirements: 24 Hours / 2 Years

 
Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners

Phone: 615-741-3221

Email: Ask.TDCI@TN.Gov

 

Texas

CE Requirement: 12 Hours / 1 year


Texas Board of Architectural Examiners

Phone: 512-305-9000

Vermont

No continuing education requirements

Vermont Office of Professional Regulation

Email: kara.shangraw@vermont.gov

Phone: 802-828-5434

Virginia

Continuing Education: 16 Hours / 2 Years 

 
Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

Email: apelscidla@dpor.virginia.gov

Phone: 804-367-8514 

Washington

Continuing Education: 24 Hours / 2 years


Washington State Department of Licensing 

Email: landscape@dol.wa.gov

Phone: 360-664-1497

 

West Virginia

 
West Virginia State Board of Landscape Architects
 
Email: wv.la.board@gmail.com
 
Phone: 304-558-3527

Wisconsin

Continuing Education: 24 Hours / 2 Years 

  
State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Phone: 608-266-2112

Wyoming

Continuing Education: 24 Hours / 2 Years 

The Wyoming Board of Architects and Landscape Architects

Phone: 307-777-7387

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