Professional Development Resources for Landscape Architects

Professional development resources for landscape architects offered by ASLA include: ASLA Online Learning webinars, LATIS papers, and conference education recordings.

The official start of summer and the mid-year point of 2019 are just about here—if you need PDH, ASLA has you covered!

Professional license expiring soon? Need professional development hours (PDH) right away? Check out our on-demand education offerings: over 200 Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System™ (LA CES™)-approved online learning presentations and reports, making it easy to meet your continuing education requirements for state licensure.

ASLA Online Learning

Members have access to discounted prices on ASLA Online Learning live and recorded webinars. Throughout the year, ASLA’s Professional Practice Networks host courses on topics from sustainable design to business practices.

If you missed this week’s Pollinator Week webinar, Promoting Pollinators Through Landscape Architecture: Strategies to Improve Habitat Value & Landscape Performance, the recording is now available.

Our next live presentation, co-hosted by the Environmental Justice and Transportation Professional Practice Networks, takes place on Thursday, June 27: Developing an Equity Framework – A Case Study: Los Angeles Metro.

To see discounted prices, log in using your existing ASLA username and password.

Therese McMillan, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, will present on developing and implementing a comprehensive agency equity framework based on LA Metro’s Equity Platform.

Therese McMillan, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in San Francisco, was appointed by former President Barack Obama to serve as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2009. McMillan subsequently served as Acting FTA Administrator from March 2014 to March 2016 before taking a position as LA Metro’s Planning Chief in April 2016. She will present on developing and implementing a comprehensive agency equity framework based on LA Metro’s Equity Platform and will share a blueprint for incorporating equity into your own work on the June 27 ASLA Online Learning presentation.

ASLA 2018 Professional Honor Award in General Design. Chicago Riverwalk | State Street to Franklin Street, Chicago, IL. Sasaki and Ross Barney Architects. / image: ©Christian Phillips Photography

Smart Policies for a Changing Climate

Learn more about ASLA’s Smart Policies for a Changing Climate report and the recommended green infrastructure design solutions and policies through this FREE professional development opportunity (1.5 LA CES PDH / HSW).

Installation of the automatic sampler intake at the bottom of the Shoemaker Green rain garden / image: Emily McCoy

LATIS Technical Information Series

These peer-reviewed papers are a key vehicle for members to share their expertise. ASLA members can download LATIS papers for FREE and purchase each accompanying self-study exam for $40. Check out the latest publication on landscape performance, written by Emily McCoy, PLA, ASLA, SITES AP, Director of Integrative Research and Associate Principal, Andropogon Associates, and Assistant Professor of Practice, NC State University.

Education Session Recordings

Watch archived education session recordings from recent ASLA conferences:

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System™

PDH are approved by LA CES and can be earned by completing and passing a self-study exam. Be sure to check state mandatory continuing education requirements or contact your state licensing board to ensure that LA CES courses are compatible with your state requirements.

LA CES record integration with the ASLA member database: ASLA members can now view and download their LA CES course records under the “My PDH” tab in their member login.

Email Course Digest: Attendees can sign up to receive alerts for new courses. To sign up, please visit the LA CES website.


Not yet licensed, but interested in starting your LARE journey? Check out ASLA’s 2019 LARE prep webinar series.

Professional licensure provides you a way to demonstrate competence and strengthens your ability to protect the public interest. Additional LARE prep resources can be found on the ASLA website.

ASLA’s professional continuing education offerings are part of the ASLA Fund. The ASLA Fund is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the American Society of Landscape Architects, supported by the tax-deductible contributions of ASLA members and other individuals and organizations, and committed to the careful stewardship and artful design of our cultural and natural environment.

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