January 3, 2019 admin

Deadline extended for submitting education session proposals to Friday February 22, 2019.

More information: SERC 2019 Call for Presentations



November 16, 2018 admin

The southeast chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects will be hosting the ASLA Southeast Regional Conference 2019 on Sunday, June 2nd through Tuesday, June 4th at the Hyatt Regency Greenville located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

“Leading Transformations” is the theme for the conference.

Please consider submitting your presentation intended to educate, engage and ignite discussions within the landscape architecture community.  If you have a presentation which is regionally based, please complete the application for consideration. We welcome panel discussions, case studies, lectures, tours and other suggested presentation formats.

The conference committee will review and select proposals based on the continuing education approval criteria outlined by associated Boards of Landscape Architectural Examiners. Panel discussions, case studies, lectures, tours and other alternative presentation formats are highly encouraged. Click on the link below submit your presentation.

The deadline for submitting education session proposals has been extended to Friday February 22, 2019.



October 4th and 5th in Charleston SC, includes Awards Luncheon Friday

for more information and to register, CLICK HERE


May 1st – May 2nd: Education and Advocacy

Thank you to our sponsors and attendees for a successful legislative breakfast and education day 2 in Columbia. 

We had a record number of attendance for the Legislative Breakfast and an enjoyable day of presentations.


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Education Day 1 – Upstate

February 27, 2018

Thank you to attendees and sponsors of ED1 Upstate!

Here is a brief summary and some pictures from the first of the CEU series in 2018

“With almost 40 attendees from both North and South Carolina, our first one-day education day was a tremendous success.  Among the attendees were two of our State’s Fellows, Engineers, Architects, most of our Platinum Sponsors, and of course Landscape Architects.  Ten speakers/panelists provided a breadth of knowledge on topics from specification writing to historical preservation, providing five continuing education credits (CEUs).  The attendees were spoiled with an amazing venue, an excellent breakfast and lunch, and great fellowship throughout the event.

We look forward to our next one-day education event on May 2nd in Columbia.  Please mark this on your calendar and plan to attend.  See you there!”

– Chris Lambka, Upstate Regional Co-chair

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A full day of education and networking with SCASLA and our allied professionals.

Join us on Friday, March 23rd for a day of learning, industry networking and more! We’ll be discussing the importance of specifications with architects, landscape architects, contractors and suppliers, and taking an interesting look at historic preservation from the design standpoint as well as how to achieve tax incentives by incorporating in redevelopment. Come enjoy the spring sunshine with us over the lunch hour in the park with a little friendly frisbee and volleyball! Finally, we’ll end the day with a happy hour at Stella’s. 5 hrs LACES approved and NCBOLA credits pending

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As described in the recent President’s Letter, planning is in the works to offer continuing education opportunities regionally throughout the year in lieu of an annual meeting. These quarterly CEU events will vary between a series of Education Day events (5-7 hrs) and Lunch ‘N Learns (1-1.5 hrs) in the chapter regions – Upstate, Midlands, and Lowcountry.

Education Day series tentative dates:

Education Day #1 UPSATE on March 23, 2018 in Greenville SC

Education Day #2 MIDLANDS on May 2, 2018 in Columbia SC

Education Day #3 LOWCOUNTRY on October (4 &) 5, 2018 in Charleston SC

For more events, please see our events calendar

REMINDER: Individual licenses and Certificates of Authorization are due for renewal on January 31, 2019

“The current continuing education cycle for 2019 license renewals is February 1, 2017 – January 31, 2019. Please be sure to keep records of your continuing education activities so you can submit them to the Board if you are selected for a random CE audit.” -SC dept of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

Click here to read the Winter 2018 Newsletter with more information or visit the LLR – Board of Landscape Architectural Examiners website


The North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects will be hosting the Southeast Regional Conference on Thursday, June 8, 2017 thru Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center and the Embassy Suites Uptown Charlotte, NC.
Please consider submitting your presentation that will educate, engage and ignite discussion within the Landscape Architecture Community.  Southern Latitudes – Design Across Lines is the theme for the ASLA Southeast Regional Conference. If you have a presentation which is regionally based, please complete the application for consideration. We welcome panel discussions, case studies, lectures, tours and other suggested presentation formats.
The conference committee will review and select proposals based on the continuing education approval criteria outlined by NC Board of Landscape Architects, GA Board of Landscape Architects, and SC Board of Landscape Examiners.   Presentations should be submitted by March 1, 2017.  Click on the link below to submit your presentations.  

Submit Presentation


USGBC Conference

September 9, 2016

Over time, watershed areas have changed as our communities and cities become more developed, resulting in damage and other severe  consequences whenever heavy rain events occur due to stormwater runoff.

Join USGBC South Carolina for our “Resiliency Sustainable Stormwater Practices for the Future” seminar, where we’ll review our current status and what’s being done.

We’ll also discuss how we can mitigate the impacts of stormwater, new design parameters, and explore hydrological dynamics from a watershed and soils perspective. Our presenters and panelists represent a cross section of professionals, municipalities, and universities.


September 22, 2016 from 7:30am to 12:30pm

KROC Center
424 Westfield Street
Greenville , SC 29601

Visit USGBC Website


Transcript Updated July 12, 2016
Video captured July 9, 2016
Parking Day September 16 #ASLAPD16
Contact Kristina Harvey ( ) if you would like to participate or if you would like to do your own, we have resources available to you

Register for the test July 22
CLARB Testing August 1-13
Helpful Websites Include:
How to start the Licensure Process
South Carolina LLR
SC LLR LA Programming Assistant – Sherri Moorer Email:
LARE books:
LARE resources
CLARB LARE orientation guide
 LARE Youtube Videos

ASLA Advocacy Summit
Holley Bloss Owings is attending the Advocacy Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana August 12-14

Licensure Renewal January 31, 2017
20 hrs per two year period as per Chapter 76-6
min 15 hrs HSW, max 5 hrs expand skills; max 8 hrs self directed (incl. public service).
carryover allowed for excess up to 10 hrs.
HSW = Health Safety and Welfare

Member Benefit
ASLA Online Learning Available for discounted rate for ASLA Memebers

Annual Meeting
Hyatt Regency Hotel
220 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601
August 4-6
Early Bird Registration Ends July 23
10 continuing education credit hours pending with NCBOLA, LA CES, APA

Presentations include:
Mayor White, City of Greenville (Greenville Redevelopment)
Vaugh Rinner, ASLA President Elect (ASLA National Office Renovation & Complete Street Project; ASLA News)
Claudia West, Co-author for Planting in a Post-Wild World (Successful Stormwater Management Planting Strategies)
Neil Chambers, Founder/CEO at Chambers Design (Rain Parks: A New Paradigm for Stormwater Management)
Todd Fuller, Project Manager at HGOR (Integrated Stormwater Management: Site Planning and Design Solutions)
Frances Waite, SC Forestry Commission
Impacts of Flooding in SC, Panel Discussion

Tours Include:
Green Roof Tour (Thursday)
Sketch Walk led by Dr.Harritos (Saturday)
Bike Tour of the Swamp Rabbit Trail with Edwards Kinney of the City of Greenville (Saturday)

Ballot Opens July 20, Closes August 19
President Elect and Two Executive Committee Positions are opening

Upcoming Event in Upstate:
RESILIENCY:  Sustainable Stormwater Practices for the Future
Wednesday July 20, from 7:30 – 12:30 at the KROC Center
Eligible for 3.0 GBCI credits pending approval


Find online courses to fill your continuing education requirements!

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The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) is a collaboration of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB), and Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF).

LA CES establishes, maintains, and enforces standards for evaluating professional development and continuing education programs for landscape architects. Continuing education has never been more important for professionals; it is needed to stay up to date in the profession, to develop new areas of expertise, and is mandated for maintaining licensure in many jurisdictions. LA CES guides professionals in identifying courses that are appropriate for landscape architects and are offered by legitimate organizations that have controls and processes in place to monitor quality and track attendance.

The mission of the LA CES program is to assure landscape architects and licensing boards that courses provided by LA CES approved providers are of sufficient quality. Only providers that have met LA CES requirements may register courses with LA CES. Registered courses cover a broad range of subject matter and providers are required to identify those courses that meet the LA CES standard of health, safety, and welfare subject matter.

Search LACES Courses

Download a printable version of the full LA CES Program Manual.

ASLA Online Learning

August 5, 2015

ASLA Online Learning presentations provide information on new and evolving practices and products. These distance learning opportunities are also a convenient and affordable way to earn the Professional Development Hours (PDH) needed to meet state licensure requirements. PDH are approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) and can be earned after viewing a presentation by completing and passing a self study exam.

Be sure to check state mandatory continuing education requirements to ensure that LA CES courses are compatible with your state requirements. Explore detailed information on state continuing education requirements.

ASLA member prices are discounted 75% below non-member prices.

LIVE Sessions

Recorded Sessions

The SITES Snapshot webinar series provides an overview of the SITES program and the benefits of sustainable landscapes.

Whether you’re new to SITES or need a refresher, this series presents important information for any individual seeking to learn more about SITES. Developed in collaboration with the United States Botanic Garden, these free webinars present relevant and current information about the SITES program and introduce audience members to the importance of having specific and measurable performance-based goals from the onset of the project.

What you can expect to learn:

  • In-depth understanding of the SITES program

  • A comprehensive review of ecosystem services

  • Details and key information about the Certified SITES Pilot Program

  • SITES applicability for any new landscape project or major renovation

  • Technical content and documentation guidance for SITES projects

Snapshot Webinars