Renewing Your License

To renew your license, click here.

License renewals are valid for a period of two years. Renewal payments must be processed no later than December 31 to avoid a late fee. Licensees with last names beginning with A through L will have their license expire in even-numbered years (e.g., 2022 and 2024). Those with last names starting with letters M through Z will have their license expire at the end of each odd-numbered year (e.g., 2023 and 2025).

All licensees must complete twenty-four (24) hours of professional development hours (PDH) every biennial renewal period. Licenses chosen for audit will be notified upon receipt of the renewal payment. The PDH requirements are outlined in Chapter 6 of Title 231 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. Newly licensed landscape architects are exempt from the PDH requirement for their initial renewal period.

  • All renewals must be processed online. The Board no longer accepts paper renewals or checks. 
  • Payment methods accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or ACH (electronic check). 
  • Receipt information will be emailed to you. You can also download a copy of your renewal submittal by logging into your account and selecting the applicable renewal under the License Information tab. The payment information will be at the end of the document.​

​For licensees signing in for the first time, you will need to create an account before processing and submitting your renewal. When setting up your account, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • A unique email will need to be used as this will be used as your username. The same email address cannot be used for multiple accounts. If you do not know which email we currently have for you or wish to use a different one, please contact our office by email or 531-500-1972 before creating your account.
  • If you use the same email address the Board currently has on file for you, your latest contact information will be available. You will be able to make changes to your address and phone/fax numbers.
  • ​You will be required to enter your full social security number in compliance with Nebraska Child Support statutes.
  • Zip codes must be entered in the plus four format (i.e., 68509-5165). To look up your zip code, visit the USPS website.

Professional Development (PDH) Requirements

Unless this is your first renewal, all licensees must complete twenty-four (24) hours of PDH on a biennial basis as outlined in Chapter 6 of Title 231 NAC.

Below are some key points to keep in mind when selecting a course for PDH hours:

  • The Board has final authority with respect to the approval of courses and credits and does not pre-approve courses.
  • The course should cover professional development for the purpose of keeping apprised of advancements and new developments in the professional service areas as defined by Neb. Rev. Stat. § 81-8,184(5) or ethics.
  • A maximum of six (6) PDH may be reported as self-study. Self-study activities are defined in Board Rule 6.4 as reading professional journals, periodicals, or professional-oriented books; and visiting sites for observation of landscape architecture projects, research projects, ecological or land restoration projects, and natural environmental areas.
  • One PDH is equivalent to at least 50 minutes of instruction;
  • One International Association for Continuing Education Training (IACET) continuing education unit (CEU) is equal to 10 PDH;
  • One semester credit hour of formal education is equal to 45 PDHS; and
  • One quarter credit hour of formal education is equivalent to 30 PDHs.

The organizations listed on the Links of Interest page may be able to assist you in finding PDH offerings. Please contact us if you have any questions about license renewals or PDH requirements.

Exemptions and Waivers

Professional landscape architects may be exempt from the PDH requirement, as outlined in Rule 6.8 of Title 231 NAC, for one of the following reasons:

  • Licensees who have received or reinstated their license for their first renewal period;
  • Licensees serving on active duty in the armed forces of the US or any state for a period exceeding 120 days in each calendar year of the renewal period. Supporting military orders must be furnished to the Board before a military exception is approved;
  • Licensees serving on active duty in the US armed forces or any state for a period exceeding 120 days in only one calendar year are exempt from obtaining half the required PDH. Supporting military orders must be furnished to the Board before a military exception is approved;
  • Licensees experiencing physical disability, illness, or other extenuating circumstances as reviewed and approved by the Board. Supporting documentation must be furnished to the Board before a medical exemption can be reviewed and approved. Note the Board must approve this type of exemption, which will occur at the next scheduled regular meeting after all documentation is received;
  • The Board may, at its discretion, waive the PDH requirement for any licensee.


The Board has established the number of licensees to be randomly selected for an audit of their professional development hours (PDH) per Rule 6.7 of Title 231 NAC. Once the renewal payment is received, licensees will be notified if they have been selected for an audit. Licensees selected for an audit must successfully complete the audit to have their license renewed. If the audit is not successfully completed by the license expiration date, the individual will not be authorized to practice in Nebraska unless and until the audit is successfully completed and the license renewed.

If you are selected for an audit, you will need to submit:

  • A log of PDH credits claimed for the biennial renewal period; and
  • Attendance verification records, such as completion certificates or other information documenting evidence of attendance; or
  • Records/transcripts maintained by CLARB, LA CES, ASLA, or other professional organizations.

Once received, the documentation will be forwarded to a board member for review and approval. If the approver requests additional information, the licensee will be contacted. If any hours are disallowed, the licensee will be granted a period of time, as determined by the Board, to substantiate the original claim or to earn additional hours to meet the minimum requirement. PDH used to satisfy a deficiency may not be used to meet the PDH requirement for the next biennial period.


Maintenance of records used to support PDH is the licensee's responsibility and may be requested by the Board for audit verification purposes. Please do not send documents to the Board unless notified you have been selected for an audit. Required records include, but are not limited to:

  • A log showing the type of activity claimed, sponsoring organization, location, duration, the instructor's or speaker's name, and PDH earned;
  • Attendance verification records in the form of completion certificates or other documents supporting evidence of attendance; or
  • Records related to professional development maintained by CLARB, LA CES, ASLA, or other professional organizations.

Please contact our office if you have questions regarding renewals or PDH requirements.

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