Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE)
In an effort to facilitate the new mandatory continuing education program for New York State (NYS) registered landscape architects, NYSCLA is offering the following schedule of courses that are believed to be acceptable to the State Education Department for continuing education (CE) credit.
To be acceptable for New York State continuing education, the courses or educational activities you take must meet all three of these basic criteria:
Additionally, the courses or educational activities must contribute to the professional practice of landscape architecture; as such practice is defined in the NYS Education Law, Section 7321.
You should always verify prior to signing up for a course or education activity and when you arrive to take a course, that the course or education activity does indeed provide the needed NYS CE credit.
Providers already approved within the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) meet one of the criteria noted above, as AIA/CES is an entity authorized to approve providers. However, courses or educational activities taken through the AIA/CES provider program must also be in an acceptable subject area and given in an approved format in order to be acceptable to the NYS Education Department.
The C2Ed program administered by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Cornell University's Department of Landscape Architecture, and CCNY's Program in Landscape Architecture are approved providers of continuing education in New York State.
Always check with the provider to be sure that the course will meet SED requirements for CE credit for Landscape Architects.
NOTE: Regarding courses offered by manufacturers and representative of other products, there are now strict guidelines as to the course content and the degree to which 'sales' activity is part of the course presentation. Some of these providers are aware of the new guidelines, some are not.Courses are intended to be non-proprietary in nature. Courses that serve as a "marketing pitch" for a manufacturer will not be approved for NYS CE credit. For example, a manufacturer's Power Point presentation may only include their company name/logo on the first and last slide of a presentation. If you are not sure if the course or educational activity being offered will be acceptable, contact the NYS Education Department, Office of the Professions at:
NYS Education Department
NOTE: These courses are listed as a service to distribute information. NYSCLA is not a sponsor nor endorses these events. Course providers are responsible for the verification of NYSED credit approval, distribution of course completion certificates and record retention in compliance with NYSED rules and regulations.