Professional development hours (PDH) is the term that ASLA and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System™ (LA CES™) use to describe how much credit a course carries. One professional development hour requires at least 50 minutes of instruction. Additional time is measured in 15-minute increments. For example, each 90-minute education session equals 1.5 PDH.
More than 120 education sessions, field sessions, deep dives, workshops, and general sessions will be offered throughout the conference. Following the conference, an attendee may obtain a certificate providing proof of the PDH earned. Attendees must remain in education sessions for the duration of the class to receive PDH.
The exact number of hours accepted for licensure purposes may vary by state, but ASLA has made every effort to structure educational opportunities that adhere to the most widely acknowledged guidelines of state registration boards requiring continuing education. Additionally, ASLA registers appropriate education programs with allied professional organizations, including the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the U.S. Green Building Council.
|Professional Development Codes
|LA CES/HSW||Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System, Health, Safety, and Welfare compliant content|
|LA CES/non-HSW||Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System/non-Health, Safety, and Welfare compliant content|
|GBCI CE||Green Building Certification Institute (for U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED credential maintenance system) Continuing Education|
|GBCI SITES||Green Building Certification Institute (for U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED credential maintenance system) SITES|
|AICP||American Institute of Certified Planners|
|AIA/HSW||American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System/Health, Safety and Welfare compliant content|
|AIA/non-HSW||American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System/non-Health, Safety, and Welfare compliant content|
|FL||Florida Board of Landscape Architecture|
|NY/HSW||New York State Board for Landscape Architecture/Health, Safety and Welfare compliant content|
|NY/non-HSW||New York State Board for Landscape Architecture/non-Health, Safety, and Welfare compliant content|
|ISA||International Society of Arboriculture|
|CMAA||Construction Management Association of America|