Are there any exemptions from the professional development requirement?
(1) The board may allow a waiver from the professional development requirement only under the following circumstances. The waiver would only be in effect for the current renewal period. The board requires waiver requests to be in writing.
(a) Physical disability, prolonged illness, or other extenuating circumstances that pose a personal hardship, as determined by the board.
(b) Active military duty for at least one hundred twenty days.
(c) If you have been licensed for twenty-five or more consecutive years in a CLARB-recognized jurisdiction, you may meet the professional development requirement upon completing 4 PDHs per year. See WAC 308-13-185
regarding qualifying activities.
(2) You are exempted from the professional development requirements if you withdraw from active practice and place your license in retired status (see WAC 308-13-225
) or inactive status (see RCW 18.96.110
(2)). Under these statuses, you are not permitted to perform any landscape architectural activity, as provided for in RCW 18.96.030
, unless said activity is under the direct supervision of a Washington state licensed landscape architect who has an active license in the records of the board.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.96.060
. WSR 10-12-116, § 308-13-215, filed 6/2/10, effective 7/3/10.]