This is what you need to know when you renew your individual license:
You are required to have 16 hours of continuing education hours (CEH) every two years. The board has eliminated the minimum requirements in the business and technical categories. This means the 16 required hours can be in any combination of categories (business, technical or other).
If your LCP license number ends in an odd number, your are subject to audit at your renewal time in odd numbered years (2013, 2015, etc).
If your LCP license number ends in an even number, you are subject to audit at your renewal time in even numbered years (2014, 2016, etc).
CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
Check the LCB website and see what courses have been approved for CEH. Many of the approved courses are ongoing, so contact the provider to see when the next scheduled course will be held. Note: all courses at accredited colleges are automatically preapproved though not listed.
If the course is approved, then the course provider will issue you a certificate that states you attended and are granted a certain number of CEH. Do NOT send the certificate into the Board office unless you are audited (see below).
If you decide to attend a course that is NOT preapproved then you have 180 days after attending the course to submit the course approval form and the course outline or documentation that verifies you attended the course. You will be notified whether or not it is approved.
Remember that volunteering on boards and commissions related to the landscape industry, volunteering for landscape related community projects and presenting courses may also qualify for CEH.