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Virginia requires Landscape Architects to complete 16 continuing education credit hours (CECH) for each biennial period.  

16 CE Credit Hours / 2 years

  • Courses provided by LA CES approved providers as acceptable for continuing education requirements
  • CECH = 50 minutes of course time
  • No carryover permitted

Administration:  Regulations provide for a random audit of licensees.


  • Must have a clear purpose and objective that will maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the practice of landscape architecture.
  • Allows subjects in areas related to business practices, including project management, risk management, and
  • ethics, which have demonstrated relevance to landscape architecture practice.
  • Successfully completing one college semester hour of credit (15 CECHs);one quarter semester hour of credit (10 CECHs).
  • Self-directed study (must successfully meet assessment)
  • Teaching a CE activity (2x credit; first teaching of course only)

Recordkeeping: Licensee has responsibility for maintaining three-year record of continuing education activities.

Exemptions: Licensees experiencing illness or undue hardship, as determined by the board.


VA ASLA offers many opportunities throughout the year for members to complete their continuing education credit hours. Check our Events page for upcoming opportunities in your area, and check out the helpful links below for other opportunities through ASLA.


Are you an Associate ASLA, recent graduate, or current student? Check out our Emerging Professionals page and the links below to learn more and begin your journey towards Licensure.


The Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects (APELSCIDLA) examines, licenses, and regulates approximately 35,000 individuals in Virginia. 

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation 

9960 Mayland Ave. Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23233

(804) 367-8506

Kathleen (Kate) Nosbisch, Executive Director

Visit their website.


8100 Three Chopt Road, OMG Suite 226

Richmond, VA 23229


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