The BC Society of Landscape Architects encourages our Members to be life-long learners in order to uphold the health, safety and welfare of the public. The mandatory BCSLA Continuing Education (CE) Program requires members to report their CE Credits online.
When the Mandatory CE program was first established, CE Credits were very easy to accumulate so that Members and Associates could quickly become accustomed to monitoring credits. The CE Program is revised every three years to become more rigorous with the passage of time. A copy of the 2014 CE Policy available here and in the Members only section of the website.
PLEASE NOTE: The approved BCSLA 2017-2018-2019 CE Policy will be published to the website on April 5, 2017. This will allow ample time for Members and Interns to submit credits for the previous term (2014-2015-2016) by the March 30, 2017 deadline. The updated CE Policy is available as part of the 2017 AGM Reports.
> CE Login Login to the BCSLA Member Services to complete or update your online CE form.
> BCSLA Interns Login to track Experience Hours
> CE Comparison Chart: The BCSLA CE Committee have conducted research on CE Requirements. Click here for details (PDF).
101 [free or low-cost] ways to get BCSLA CE Credits
The requirement for continuing education (CE) ensures that the BCSLA operates as a self-regulating profession that meets its statutory obligations under the Architects (Landscape) Act. The CE requirements are intended to encourage members to expand their foundations of knowledge and stay current on new developments within the broadest definition of landscape architectural practice. Compliance with the BCSLA CE Policy is mandatory. The Continuing Education Committee and Board of Directors reviews and refines the policy as each 3-year CE cycle is completed. This zine evolved from the 2014 AGM when several members indicated that doing CE was too expensive and time-consuming. The 101 ideas presented in the booklet should trigger your own ideas about what you need to continue your lifelong pursuit of knowledge. Nearly all of the ideas are free and while they do cost you time, they should be fun.
The CE program became mandatory at the beginning of 2004 after a three-year voluntary program. To maintain the objectives of the Society, the Continuing Education initiative and to strengthen the public's confidence in the BCSLA, all Registered Landscape Architects, Landscape Architects, Inactive Landscape Architects and Interns are required to annually monitor their Continuing Education activities as outlined in the BCSLA CE Policy and Compliance Schedule A. The current CE reporting period is 2014-2015-2016.