201 KAR 10:080.
RELATES TO: KRS
KRS 323A.100(1), 323A.210(2)(a), (b)
AND CONFORMITY: KRS 323A.100(1) requires a landscape architect to complete the
approved continuing education hours established by an administrative regulation
promulgated by the board. KRS 323A.210(2)(a) authorizes the board to promulgate
administrative regulations to establish a program of continuing education for
registrants. This administrative regulation establishes the continuing
education requirements for a landscape architect.
Definitions. (1) "Annually" or "continuing education year"
means a twelve (12) month period from July 1 of a calendar year through June 30
of the following calendar year.
"Board" is defined by KRS 323A.010(1).
education hour" means fifty (50) minutes of actual instruction.
"Self-directed study" means a course of study in which a registrant
takes and passes an examination offered by the sponsor after the registrant
reviews material including the Internet, views a video, or listens to an audio
"Sponsor" means an individual, organization, association,
institution, or other entity that provides educational activity for the purpose
of fulfilling the continuing education requirements of this administrative
means a review or inspection of a landscape architectural element specified in
the definition of "practice of landscape architecture" established by
Section 2. General
Statement. Continuing education obtained by a registrant shall maintain,
improve or expand skills and knowledge obtained prior to initial licensure or
develop new and relevant skills and knowledge.
Section 3. Continuing
Education Requirements. (1) A registrant shall acquire fifteen (15) hours of
continuing education annually.
(2) A registrant may
be credited for a maximum of seven and one-half (7 1/2) hours of continuing
education for a tour annually.
(3) A registrant may
carry forward a maximum of fifteen (15) hours of continuing education to meet
the subsequent year's requirements. Tour hours shall not be carried forward
into subsequent years.
Section 4. Approval
of Continuing Education Programs. (1) The board shall:
(a) Approve a
continuing education program that it determines:
1. Is relevant to
the practice of landscape architecture; and
2. Furthers the
competence of a registrant; and
(b) Determine the
number of continuing education hours allowed.
(2)(a) Before the
continuing education program is offered, a sponsor shall submit a Continuing
Education Preapproval Request and Affidavit (Form #CE-2) with a copy of the
hand-out materials and agenda and a description of the presenter, teacher, or
(b) A sponsor shall
not offer, present, or advertise a program as a continuing education program
that meets the continuing education requirements for a registrant unless it has
obtained the approval of the board.
(3) A registrant who
completes an educational program that has not been submitted to the board for
prior approval shall receive continuing education credit if:
(a) The registrant
submits to the board a Continuing Education Preapproval Request and Affidavit
(Form #CE-2) with a copy of the course materials, agenda, a description of the
course, qualifications of the presenter, examination if one (1) was given; and
(b) The board
determines that the program meets the requirements of a continuing education
education credits shall be given for one-half (1/2) the number of hours, not to
exceed seven and a half (7 1/2) hours, of a tour if the registrant has:
(a) Submitted to the
1. A description of
the tour; and
2. The board
determines that the tour meets the requirements of a continuing education
Section 5. (1)
Continuing education activities may include a college or university course:
(a) The conversion of university credits
to continuing education hours shall be:
1. One (1) university quarter hour of
credit shall equal thirty (30) continuing education hours.
2. One (1) university semester hour of
credit shall equal forty-five (45) continuing education hours.
(2)(a) A landscape
architect who prepares and teaches a continuing education course shall be
credited with twice the number of hours equal to the time spent teaching the
(b) Credit shall not
be given for repeated instruction of the same course.
Section 6. Reporting
of Continuing Education Activities. (1) Upon license renewal, a registrant
shall report continuing education activities for the continuing education
period ending June 30.
(2) The report of
continuing education activities shall include:
(a) Name of
(b) Date of
(c) Location of
education hours earned.
(3) The report of
continuing education activities shall be made on a "Continuing Education
Approval Request and Affidavit Form (Form #CE-1)."
(4) The report of
continuing education activities shall be:
(a) Signed by the
(b) Affixed with the
(5) A registrant
shall maintain for two (2) continuing education years documentation verifying
successful completion of the annual requirement.
Verification of Continuing Education Activities. (1) Following each renewal
period, the board shall require between five (5) and fifteen (15) percent of
the registrants, chosen randomly, to furnish documentation of the completion of
the appropriate number of continuing education hours for the previous renewal
period, including hours carried forward from the previous year.
(2) Documentation of
attendance and participation in a continuing education activity shall be made
by submission of an official document, including a:
(b) Certificate of
(c) Affidavit signed
by the instructor;
(d) Receipt for a
fee paid to a sponsor; or
(e) A written
summary of attendance and participation.
(3) If not previously
approved, the board shall determine whether the continuing education program
submitted is relevant to the practice of landscape architecture and furthers
the competence of the registrant.
(a) If the activity
qualifies as continuing education, the board shall include the number of hours
earned for that activity in determining if the applicant obtained the required
fifteen (15) hours of continuing education.
(b) If the activity
does not qualify as continuing education, the board shall deduct the number of
hours claimed for that activity from the total number of hours earned by the
registrant. After this calculation, if a registrant does not have the required
fifteen (15) hours of continuing education, the board shall send written
notification to the registrant that:
1. The registrant
did not meet the continuing education requirements because an activity listed
on the applicant's form as a continuing education activity did not qualify for
continuing education credit; and
2. The board shall
suspend his license if the requirements of subsection (4) of this section are
(4) The license of
the registrant shall be suspended if the registrant fails to:
(a) Complete the
required number of continuing education hours within sixty (60) days of the
notification from the board; and
(b) Submit to the
board a completed and updated "Continuing Education Approval Request and
Affidavit Form" (Form #CE-1) within sixty-five (65) days of the
notification from the board.
Reciprocity. Credit for continuing education earned by a registrant who does
not reside in Kentucky shall be granted if the registrant meets all the
requirements of this administrative regulation.
Section 9. Exempt
Registrant. (1) A registrant shall be exempt from the continuing education
(a) For the period
of initial licensure;
(b) During the
period of time in which the registrant has an inactive license in accordance
with the provisions of Section 10 of this administrative regulation; or
(c) If the board
approves a written request for an exemption submitted by the registrant in
accordance with the provisions of subsection (2) of this section.
(2) A registrant may
request an exemption from the continuing education requirements by submitting
written document that the registrant was:
(a) Employed or
assigned to duty outside the United States for a period exceeding 120
consecutive days during the calendar year; or
(b) Unable to
complete the requirements because of:
2. Personal illness;
3. Illness of a
family member or dependent.
Section 10. Inactive
License. (1) A registrant may choose to inactivate his license.
(2) During the
period a license is inactive, a registrant shall:
(a) Be exempt from
the provisions of this administrative regulation; and
(b) Not practice
Reinstatement of Suspended or Inactive License. (1) Prior to reinstatement of a
suspended or inactive license, a registrant shall complete the number of
continuing education hours required for the annual renewal of the license times
the number of years the license was suspended or inactive.
(2) The number of
continuing education hours required by subsection (1) of this section shall not
exceed thirty (30) hours.
Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by
Education Approval Request and Affidavit Form" (Form #CE-1), May 2002
Education Preapproval Request and Affidavit Form" (Form #CE-2), May 2002
(2) This material
may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at
Kentucky State Board of Examiners and Registration of Landscape Architects, 301
East Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. (18 Ky.R. 1726; Am. 2524; eff. 1-29-92; 24 Ky.R. 134; 563; eff. 11-14-97;
25 Ky.R. 1433; 2126; eff. 5-14-99; 29 Ky.R. 1007; 1522; eff. 12-18-02.)