Washington, D.C., May 6, 2010 – Landscape architects and related design professionals can now access continuing education courses online from nearly 100 approved providers with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES). Offering educational opportunities focused on smart growth, green roofs and stormwater management, as well as professional applications such as CADD and GIS, LA CES provides one-stop shopping for courses on sustainable design, livable communities and environmental planning.
LA CES offers courses covering a range of topics, including:
Business Practices / Contracts / HR
CADD / GIS
Campus Planning & Design
Healthcare & Therapeutic Design
Horticulture / Plants
Housing & Community Design
Parks & Recreation
Sustainable Development & Design
Urban Planning & Design
Water & Stormwater Management
Approximately 40 percent of all LA CES courses deal with some facet of sustainable design. At laces.asla.org, visitors can search for courses by topic, location, date and educational provider. Providers include details explaining whether their course meets the LA CES definition of health, safety and welfare. In addition, LA CES provides tools that enable landscape architecture and related design professionals to track their individual course records.
Twenty jurisdictions in the United States and Canada now accept courses offered by LA CES providers for continuing education credit. For more information or to learn how to become an education provider, visit http://laces.asla.org.
About LA CES
LA CES is a collaboration between the American Society of Landscape Architects, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board and the Landscape Architecture Foundation to advance professional education standards for landscape architects.