ASLA OREGON – YOUR SOURCE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION
Learning new skills and expanding knowledge of new technologies, trends and products are all part of the landscape architects continuing education and professional development. Classes, workshops, webinars, lectures, tours, fieldwork, teaching, mentoring, volunteering, and networking are many of the ways that professional development occurs. These activities support career advancement and meet licensure requirements.
ASLA Oregon is committed to making continuing education and professional development opportunities available to our members by providing local Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) certified opportunities. These opportunities offer Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits at our chapter events, which are recognized by many states across the U.S., including Oregon and Washington. Since receiving LA CES certification in the spring of 2016, the chapter has planned, reviewed, received LA CES approval for, and provided 20 hours of continuing education/PDH credit events. These events were promoted in the monthly Newswire and on the chapter website – watch for more to come!
We hope you’ll join us at our local events and take advantage of the other opportunities listed below:
Chapter and Local Events
Oregon ASLA’s annual Symposium and local section meetings are developed to meet continuing education requirements in the Oregon Administrative Rules administered by the Oregon State Landscape Architect Board (OSLAB).
OR ASLA Events listings are continually updated with information about Chapter sponsored LACES certified continuing education opportunities throughout the state. Additional programs and events, offered by other organizations, may qualify for PDH credits but are considered “self reporting” events. Verification of attendance and documentation for “self-reporting” events is the responsibility of the landscape architect.
Volunteering with ASLA or in the community provides opportunities for developing leadership skills, professional networking, and serving the profession. In some instances, volunteer service qualifies for PDH credit. Serving as an elected officer or appointed member of a professional board or commission may qualify for up to 4 PDHs per year. Mentoring one or more students for one day on Shadow Mentor Day may be eligible for up to 1 PDH.
Oregon ASLA welcomes volunteers to assist with events, committees and programs. In addition, we annually seek members interested in serving on the chapter Executive Committee. Watch for our Call for Nominations in late May or early June. Contact us to learn more and sign up.
OTHER ASLA OPPORTUNITIES AND HELPFUL LINKS:
ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO
The ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO provides the opportunity for attendees to earn up to 21 PDH credits. This year’s event, themed ‘Common Ground’, will be held in Los Angeles, October 20 – 23. Discussions will revolve around the creation of common spaces, designing to protect nature and natural systems – our common currency, and the meeting of different ideas in the quest for common ground and positive change.
Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES)
ASLA’s Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LACES) provides listings of professional development and continuing education programs for landscape architects. Programs offered by more than 130 LACES certified providers are recognized by OSLAB for PDH credits.
ASLA Online Learning
ASLA offers Online Learning programs and the Landscape Architecture Technical Information Series (LATIS) that qualify for PDH credit. Earn up to 5.0 PDH credits by participating in a live webinar, watching a recorded online presentation, or reading one of 11 peer-reviewed papers. Plus, ASLA members can participate in these programs at a reduced rate.