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09.28.04.00.htm 09.28.04.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 28 BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Chapter 04 Continuing Professional Competency Requirements Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article §9-309, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.28.04.01.htm 09.28.04.01. 01 Purpose.. The State legislature has determined that, in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Maryland citizens, licensed landscape architects must comply with the continuing professional competency requirements as a prerequisite to the renewal of a license.
09.28.04.02.htm 09.28.04.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meaning indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “ASLA” means the American Society of Landscape Architects.. 2) “Board” means the State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects.. 3) “CLARB” means the Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards.. 4) “College credit hour” means the credit for a course described in Regulation .04 of this chapter, offered by a university, college, or community college.
09.28.04.03.htm 09.28.04.03. 03 Requirements.. A. A licensee shall complete, as a condition of a license renewal in each individual 2-year-renewal cycle, a minimum of 24 PDHs earned upon completion of one or more qualifying activity.B. A licensee will not be eligible to earn PDHs for a professional development activity that has not been previously approved for credit by ASLA, LACES, CLARB, or the Board.
09.28.04.04.htm 09.28.04.04. 04 Qualifying Activities.. A. In order for an activity to be considered a qualifying activity, the activity shall meet the following criteria:1) Maintain and enhance professional competency of licensed landscape architects;. 2) Foster improvement, advancement, and extension of professional skills and knowledge related to the practice of landscape architecture;3) Offer learning experiences relevant to current landscape architectural practices as they relate to the public health, safe
09.28.04.05.htm 09.28.04.05. 05 Nonqualifying Activities.. Activities that do not meet the criteria set forth in Regulation .04 shall be considered to be nonqualifying activities, including, but not limited to, the following:A. Regular employment as a licensed landscape architect or teacher or serving as an expert witness;. B. Repetitive attendance of the same programs without substantial modifications or updates;. C. Time management techniques and strategies;.
09.28.04.06.htm 09.28.04.06. 06 Sources of Credit and Determination of Units.. A. A licensee may earn the PDHs by any of the following methods:. 1) Attending and successfully completing qualifying activities in which the teaching methodology consists primarily of systematic presentation of subjects related to the practice of landscape architecture;2) Subject to limitations set forth in this regulation, teaching, lecturing on, or instructing on the subjects related to landscape architecture in th
09.28.04.07.htm 09.28.04.07. 07 Approval Process.. A. Entities or individuals, including, but not limited to, professional firms conducting in-house presentations, may submit a specific professional development activity for review and approval by the Board.B. During the application process, the Board or the Board’s designee will evaluate the suitability of the activity and the qualifications of presenter.C. The presenter shall submit adequate information to enable the Board or the Board’s designee to ev
09.28.04.08.htm 09.28.04.08. 08 Record Keeping.. A. Responsibility to Maintain Records.. 1) The responsibility of maintaining records to be used to support the continuing professional competency credit claim is the responsibility of each licensee.2) A licensee shall maintain the records for a period of at least 4 years from the date of completion of the qualifying activity.B. Documentation referred to in §A(2) of this regulation, includes, but is not limited to, the following:1) Certificates of participation;.
09.28.04.09.htm 09.28.04.09. 09 Reporting Requirements for License Renewal.. A. A licensee shall attest to the satisfactory completion of the CPC requirements set forth in this chapter before the licensee’s license expiration date.B. The Board at its discretion may audit licensees to ascertain compliance with CPC requirements.. C. Licensees who are audited shall provide within 30 days of receipt of electronic notice of audit from the Board any additional documentation required by the Board to complet
09.28.04.10.htm 09.28.04.10. 10 Extenuating Circumstances/Exceptions.. A. Exemptions. Notwithstanding other requirements set forth in this chapter, a licensee may renew a license for the next full term without complying with the CPC requirements if:1) A licensee has been granted an initial license and is renewing a license for the next full term; or2) A licensee qualifies under the criteria set forth in Title 2.5, Business Regulation Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. Compliance Exception Request..
09.28.04.11.htm 09.28.04.11. 11 Failure to Meet the CPC Requirements.. In the event a licensee fails to comply with the CPC requirements set forth in this chapter, the Board, subject to the hearing provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, §9–312, Annotated Code of Maryland, may take any and all available disciplinary actions under Business Occupations and Professions Article, §9–310, Annotated Code of Maryland.
09.28.04.12.htm 09.28.04.12. 12 Reinstatement of License.. A licensee who wishes to reinstate a license shall fulfill past due CPC requirements for the immediately preceding CPC reporting periods up to 48 PDHs and pay all applicable fees.
09.28.04.13.htm 09.28.04.13. 13 CPC Units Earned in Other States.. The Board will accept CPC units earned for activities completed in other jurisdictions, provided that:A. The activity has been approved by a licensing board in another jurisdiction; and. B. The licensee otherwise fulfills all other applicable license renewal requirements in the State of Maryland.
09.28.04.9999.htm 09.28.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 12, 2018 (45:3 Md. R. 156).
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