Professional development hours (PDH) is the term that ASLA and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education SystemTM (LA CESTM) 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 130 education sessions, field sessions, workshops, and general sessions will be offered throughout the meeting. Following the meeting, an attendee may obtain a certificate providing proof of the PDH earned throughout the annual meeting. 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.



Continuing Education 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 Green Building Certification Institute (for U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED credential maintenance system
AICP American Institute of Certified Planners
AIA American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System
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

Attendance Reporting ASLA uses an electronic tracking system for education programs to provide attendance verification. A label is affixed to your meeting badge that will track all of the sessions you attend when you enter the room. Following the meeting, an attendee may obtain a certificate providing proof of the PDH earned throughout the annual meeting.

The ASLA Library and Education Advocacy Fund (ASLA Fund), is the
501(c)3 foundation of the ASLA. It seeks to expand the body of knowledge of the landscape architecture profession, to promote the value of landscape architecture, and to increase public understanding of environmental and land use issues and principles. The ongoing programs that fall under the umbrella of the ASLA Fund are education programs, the Professional Practice Library, honors and awards, career discovery, the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™)*, the public awareness site of, the ASLA Prints and Drawings Collection, and other special projects that fit the mission of the ASLA Fund.

*The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES™) is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction, and maintenance practices.


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