Full question: I am a retired landscape architect who desires to maintain licensure so that I can (legally) practice by taking the occasional small job. I have almost 190 college credits (relevant) and have been to about 20 national annual meetings. Frankly, I have “heard it all before” and I find most of the continuing educational opportunities elementary or superficial – or not relevant to my potential opportunities for practice.
Has there been any thought to eliminating the CEU requirement for retirees? After four decades (almost) of practice I have become expert in certain L.A. areas and inadequate in others. I know my capabilities and limitations and can guide my remaining career accordingly. I do not need and will not benefit from 20 hrs. of fatuous, baby-basic training.
All landscape architects actively practicing landscape architecture are required to be registered and to comply with the continuing education provisions of the Registration Board. However, Section 15.34(b) provides for a landscape architect who is not engaged in the practice of landscape architecture to be placed on inactive status, subject to the approval of the Board. If the inactive landscape architect later desires to become active again, he must comply with the requirements for renewal at that time, but there will be no penalty for preceding biennial periods when the landscape architect was inactive.