Continuing Education Information

In order for licensees to renew the NC Landscape Architect license, the licensee must have completed ten (10) contact hours of approved continuing education within the previous renewal period.

The North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects shall approve all continuing education activities.

  • LA CES approved activities having the HSW component are considered Board approved activities and do not require further review.
  • Newly licensed individuals are not required to report continuing education until their second renewal.
  • One contact hour shall be defined as sixty (60) minutes of attendance or participation in an approved continuing education activity.
  • Deadline to make application is 8 days prior to CEAC meetings

There has been established a Continuing Education Advisory Committee (CEAC).  This Committee is charged with reviewing applications for CE and making recommendation to the Board.  The CEAC meets 8 times per year and the NCBLA meets following the Committee meetings to review and take final action on each application for CE.

If the activity that you attended is not LA CES (HSW) or NCBLA approved, please use the CE Activity Application button at right to make application.  The link will take you Certemy, where you will login to find the CE application credential assigned to your account.  Please complete the application in its entirety, using complete sentences and proper grammar.  You should be prepared with an electronic document that can be uploaded during the application process, showing the contact hours and the content of the activity.  The CEAC will not visit websites to review information.  You must upload a PDF or other electronic document with enough information regarding the activity for the CEAC to make an informed decision.

Providers of Continuing Education - Application for Approval of CE Activities

The NC Board of Landscape Architects does not approve providers of CE.  Each activity sponsored by the provider must be approved individually.  There is no charge for providers to make application for approval of CE activities.  Please click link below to set up your account in Certemy, our software management system, and to make application for CE activities relative to landscape architecture and the protection of the public health, safety and welfare.