Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

 

Continuing Professional Competency - Maryland Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects

 

In the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly, the State enacted a law requiring licensed landscape architects to complete continuing professional competency (CPC) requirements as a condition of license renewal.

As you may be aware, the Board, together with the representatives of the Maryland Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects, educational community, and other stakeholders, has been working on the regulations that the Board is required by law to adopt. The law also requires licensees whose licenses expire between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016, to complete at least 12 hours of professional development activities. While the regulations are not yet fully developed, please note that you still have to comply with this requirement.

We understand that you may have questions relating to both the types of activities and the types of providers that may be acceptable for the purpose of complying with the continuing competency requirements. In the absence of promulgated regulations at this juncture the Board cannot provide you with definitive answers. However, based on the criteria set forth in similar continuing competency regulations promulgated by other Maryland design boards, professional development activities must offer learning experiences relevant to current landscape architectural practices as they relate to public safety, health, and welfare, and approved and accepted for credit by the national, regional, or State landscape architectural organizations or academic institutions.

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