Emergency Rule Regarding CE Extension due to COVID-19

The attached is an Emergency rule adopted by the Board of Landscape Architects at its April 22, 2020 meeting to address the concerns of licensees in light of the various Executive Orders issued by the Governor and certain counties in response to the current COVID-19 Crisis. The intent is to ease restrictions on continuing education requirements for renewal.

The effective date of this Emergency rule will be May 6, 2020.

In order for it to be effective, the Board was required to simultaneously start the Temporary rulemaking process. In keeping with that statutory procedure, there is a 15 day Public Comment period which begins May 5, 2020 and runs through May 20, 2020. As with all rule adoptions, a Public Hearing is required. In light of the various Orders, the Public Hearing will be held via telephone conference call on Tuesday, May 12th. To join the call dial 877-366-0711. The participant code is 11805810#. You may contact Barbara Geiger by email ncbla@bellsouth.net or by mail PO Box 41225, Raleigh, NC 27629, with any written public comment.

The Board will adopt this rule as a Temporary rule at its July 22nd Board meeting.