Dear Members,

We have received several calls about what constitutes a CE credit where to find sessions in Illinois.  Please note, this is only an outline gathered from specific questions we have been asked – the guidelines can be found at: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/068012750000650R.html.

What counts as a CE credit?

The CE credits are self-monitored.  A credit counts provided it is a minimum of 50 minutes of instruction or participation.  Applicants are encouraged to emphasize health, safety and welfare subjects as outlined in The Practice of Landscape Architecture, A Study of the Activities and Knowledge Areas for the Licensed Landscape Architect, published by CLARB and also known as the CLARB "Task Analysis." You are also encouraged to keep a paper trail, should you be audited in the future.

Where can I find local sessions?

ILASLA and ASLA are the best places to look for CE opportunities.  Look to weekly and monthly emails sent to members and online - we are in the midst of putting together a dynamic list to be housed on the ILASLA website.  You could also visit the websites of AIA, MELA, APA, ILCA and other affiliate organizations.  As mentioned above, the credits are self-monitored and it is up to you to decide if it falls within the guidelines of your profession.  If you know of a session – please email [email protected] or [email protected] so that we can add it to the list.

Hopefully, this answered some of the top questions.  Please feel free to contact us with others.

Sincerely,

Chris Lannert, President, ILASLA, [email protected], Kenon Boehm, Education Chair, ILASLA, [email protected] & Susan Ragaishis, ED ILASLA, [email protected]