Continuing professional education consists of learning experiences,
which enhance and expand the skills, knowledge and abilities of
practicing landscape architects to remain current and render competent
professional service to clients, the profession and the public.
Many states require landscape architects to participate in professional
development (continuing education programs) as a condition for maintaining
licensure. However, most landscape architects need to participate
in life long learning as way of staying up-to-date in the profession
in order to provide the best service possible to their clients.
ASLA provides a variety of professional development opportunities
for landscape architects. First, the ASLA Annual
Meeting and Expo include numerous education sessions.
ASLA Online offers members an opportunity to earn professional
development hours through the Landscape
Architecture Technical Information Series (LATIS).
This series of online publications are located in the Professional
Practice Library section of ASLA Online and can be viewed by ASLA
members at no charge. Non-members can purchase access through the
ASLA store. To obtain professional development hours, landscape
architects must complete and pass the exam, which is part of each
LATIS publication. There is a processing fee for the exam.
Professional Education Provider program (CPE) offers
landscape architects an expanded range of educational opportunities
by independent providers. These organizations may include product
manufacturers, service organizations, government agencies, non-profit
organizations and educational institutions. These organizations
apply to ASLA for a review of their qualifications for the CPE designation.
The requirements that must be met to become an ASLA CPE provider
- each program has clear and concise learning objectives
- qualified instructional personnel are involved in planning
and conducting each program
- content and instructional methods are appropriate for the intended
PLEASE NOTE THAT A PROGRAM OFFERED BY A CPE PROVIDER MAY
OR MAY NOT COUNT TOWARD MEETING CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
FOR LICENSURE DEPENDING ON STATE REGULATIONS.
In addition to the above programs, ASLA has entered into an agreement
with ESRI where ASLA members can receive a discount on courses taken
Virtual Campus. Members must enroll through the Members
Only link to ESRI in the Professional Practice Library.
Chapters also provide professional development opportunities.
Check the calendar of events and chapter websites to see what may
be of interest to you.
ASLA is also a sponsor of conferences and educational programs
offered by other organizations that include professional development
opportunities. Often these organizations provide registration discounts
to ASLA members.
More Continuing Education Opportunities
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
February 7-9, 2008
The 2009 conference will be held on January
22-24 in Albuquerque, NM.
ASLA is pleased to announce that it will once again be a sponsor
for the New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and
Livable Communities conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
The Local Government Commission organizes the conference.
For a direct link to the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
go to: http://www.newpartners.org/