This area of the website is focused on continuing education programs for registered landscape architects. The ASLA Texas Chapter Executive Committee has a CEPH Committee that will oversee this section of the new website. The current CEPH Committee members for 2005-2006 include:
- Ann McGinnes - ASLA Texas Trustee
- Randy Phillips - ASLA Texas Chapter Past-President
- Rhett Rentrop - Houston/Gulf Coast Section Chair
- Charles Kline - West Texas Section Chair
- James Kindred - D/FW/East Texas Section Chair
- Austin Section Chair
- South Texas Section Chair
To find continuing education programs during the year in your local ASLA Section check the CALENDAR section of the website. As our committee becomes aware of programs across Texas it is our goal to update the CALENDAR.
Even though we have carefully researched the mandatory continuing education requirements published in this website, we suggest that when in doubt check by visiting the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners at [ http://www.tbae.state.tx.us ]
The ASLA Texas Chapter and its Executive Committee officers are not the final word whether a CEPH program is acceptable to satisfy individual's continuing education requirements. ASLA is not required to provide CEPH programs. However, ASLA Texas Chapter will provide some CEPH programs throughout the year. The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners regulating Landscape Architecture does not pre-approve any continuing education courses or activities. Final discretion is up to the board. TBAE Countinuing Education Requirments can be found on their website HERE. It is an individual's responsibility to report and complete the state's requirements. A CEPH Log form can be downloaded from the TBAE website HERE.
All CEPH's shall include the study of relevant technical and professional landscape architectural subjects pertinent to the health, safety and welfare of the public. The study of topics related to barrier-free design must be used to satisfy the requirements for at least 1 CEPH. Minimum of 5 CEPH in structured course study (educational activities presented by individuals or groups qualified by professional, practical, or academic experience to conduct courses of study). Maximum of 3 CEPH in self-directed study, which must utilize articles, monographs, or other study materials that the landscape architect has not previously utilized for self-directed study (approved courses include those organized, sponsored or approved by ASLA and CLARB). One CEPH may be claimed for attendance at one full-day session of a meeting of the TX Board of Architectural Examiners.
Examples of CEPH's: courses or seminars sponsored by universities dealing with technical landscape architectural subjects; technical presentations or workshops on landscape architectural subjects that are held in conjunction with conventions or seminars and are related to materials use and function; courses/seminars related to ethical business practices or new technology and offered by universities, professional organizations, or system suppliers; teaching landscape architectural courses or seminars; hours spent in professional service to the general public that draws on the landscape architect's expertise, such as serving on planning commissions, building code advisory boards, urban renewal boards, or code study commissions; hours spent in landscape architectural research that is published or formally presented to the profession or public during the annual registration period; university credit courses dealing with landscape architectural subjects or ethical business practices.