CT Society of Landscape Architects 

Continuing Education
Licensed Landscape Architects in the State of Connecticut are required to participate in continuing education programs in order to maintain licensure, as established by Public Act 97-174. This page is intended to provide our members with background information about continuing education requirements.

Regulations require each licensed landscape architect to obtain 24 continuing education units (CEUs) within each two-year period. Six of these 24 continuing education units shall be earned by attendance at live presentations. One continuing education unit is the equivalent of one contact hour (50 minutes of instruction) of technical presentation acceptable to the Board of Landscape Architects. In addition, each one-hour lecture given by a licensee may count as six contact hours. As a guideline, the Board will generally deem acceptable presentations on any technical aspect of the profession (not office management or business development) that relates to the general health, safety and welfare of the public.
It is the obligation of licensees to maintain a record of their participation in continuing education programs. CTASLA neither endorses nor approves programs with regards to their satisfaction of the continuing education requirements for licensure. Similarly, the Board does not pre-approve educational programs, except for "self-guided" courses or individual research.

Please see the related correspondence from the Department of Consumer Protection for a list of approved subject material and more detailed information about CEU requirements. Questions should be directed to the Connecticut Dept. of Consumer Protection, Board of Landscape Architects at (860) 713-6145.

For a current listing of educational programs offered by CTASLA and select other organizations that may qualify for continuing education credits, please see our Calendar.
Additional Resources
For more information about continuing education programs offered by The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), or for information about the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.), see www.clarb.org or call (703) 319-8380.

In addition, the following organizations may offer continuing education programs of interest to landscape architects:

AIA Connecticut

AIA Continuing Education Programs

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Center for Land Use Education & Research (CLEAR)

The City College of NY, School of Architecture

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Connecticut Association of Conservation & Inland Wetlands Commissions (CACIWC)

Connecticut Association of Flood Managers

Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents (CAGCS)

Connecticut Association of Wetland Scientists (CAWS)

Connecticut Association of Zoning Enforcement Officials

Connecticut Botanical Society

Connecticut Building Congress

Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association (CCAPA)

Connecticut Chapter, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

Connecticut Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association

Connecticut College Arboretum

Connecticut Council of Small Towns

Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA)

Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC)

Connecticut Grounds Keepers Association (CGKA)

Connecticut Horticultural Society

Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG)

Connecticut Irrigation Contractors Association (CICA)

Connecticut Land Conservation Council

Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

Connecticut Main Street Center

Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association

Connecticut Parks Association

Connecticut Real Estate Exchange

Connecticut Recreation & Parks Association (CRPA)

Connecticut River Watershed Council

Connecticut Tree Protective Association (CTPA)

Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

Connecticut Urban Forest Council, Inc. (CUFC)

Construction Institute

Ecological Landscaping Alliance

Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc.

The Garden Conservancy

Harvard Design School, Department of Landscape Architecture

Hixon Center for Urban Ecology

Mad Gardeners

National Association for Olmsted Parks

New England Parks Association

New England Wild Flower Society

New York Botanical Garden

Northeastern Weed Science Society

Project for Public Spaces

Regional Plan Association

Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association

Rhode Island School of Design Landscape Architecture Program

The Rockfall Foundation

Tree Wardens Association of Connecticut

University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)

University of Connecticut Extension Master Gardener Program

University of Connecticut Landscape Architecture Program

University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Program

University of Massachusetts Landscape Architecture Program

University of Rhode Island Landscape Architecture Program

Urban Resources Initiative

Weir Farm National Historic Site

Yale Urban Design Workshop

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