W. Va. Code R. § 9-2-3 - Requirements

3.1. Every licensee, as a prerequisite to license renewal, shall acquire eight (8) PDH units annually. A minimum of six (6) PDH units obtained must be in structured education activities which directly address public health, safety, interest and welfare issues related to the practice of landscape architecture.
3.2. If a licensee exceeds the annual requirement in any renewal period, a maximum of eight (8) PDH units may be carried forward into the subsequent renewal period.
3.3. A licensee may earn PDH units as follows:
3.3.a. College/Unit Semester/Quarter Hour credit. One semester hour of acceptable university or college credit is equivalent to forty-five (45) PDH units. One quarter hour of acceptable university or college credit is equivalent to thirty (30) PDH units.
3.3.b. Successful completion of qualifying courses or activities. Credit for attendance is based on actual instructional or presentation time.
3.3.c. Teaching, instructing or presenting in qualifying courses, seminars and presentations. A teacher, instructor, or presenter may claim credit at twice the number of hours permitted for participants. Credit is available only the first time a course or seminar is taught or a presentation is made, unless the subject matter is revised and substantially updated. This credit does not apply to full-time faculty.
3.3.d. Authoring published papers, articles, or books related to landscape architecture. Credit is limited to the lesser of actual preparation time or ten (10) PDH units for each paper, article or book.
3.3.e. Attendance at local chapter meetings of professional or technical societies related to landscape architecture of which the licensee is a member. Credit is limited to one (1) PDH unit for each meeting the licensee attended. A maximum of two (2) PDH units may be claimed in any renewal period.
3.3.f. Community service. Credit will be given for participation in activities which advance the knowledge and understanding the public has regarding the practice of landscape architecture and how the profession contributes to the protection of the public health safety, interest and welfare. One (1) PDH unit equals two (2) hours in actual participation. A maximum of four (4) PDH units may be claimed in any renewal period.
3.4. The Board has final authority with respect to approval of courses, seminars and presentations; credits; PDH value for courses and community service; and determination of whether a college or university course, continuing education course or other course or activity is reasonably related to the practice of landscape architecture. The Board will not pre-approve any coursework or activity for continuing education credit.
3.5. A person whose license to practice landscape architecture is expired for four (4) years or more or has been suspended may seek reinstatement of his or her license by completing all delinquent continuing education PDH's up to a maximum of thirty two (32) PDH's, as determined by the Board. If the Board has imposed conditions for reinstatement including the earning of a number of PDH units, the Board may require the applicant for reinstatement to earn additional PDH units and to meet all other conditions for reinstatement prior to reinstating the license.


W. Va. Code R. § 9-2-3

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