The Senate State Government and Oversight Reform Committee took proponent testimony April 6 on the Ohio Architect Board’s Continuing Education Bill, HB 243. Testimony was given by Amy Kobe, executive director, Ohio Architects Board/Ohio Landscape Architects Board; and Eugenia Martin, chapter trustee, Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Martin said, “We support HB243 and the proposed change in language to amend the continuing education regulation to specify that structured educational activities be required to meet its continuing education requirements. It is important to us that we continue to promote compliance with these rules as we strive to achieve greater alignment with our peers across the country.
“This proposed change aligns with Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board’s (CLARB) model guidance, and in our view, enables our Ohio professional landscape architects, regulators, and members of the public to mutually benefit from the efficiency of a more uniform regulation.”
Proponent testimony also was provided by David Field, executive vice president, Ohio Component of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
No opposition has surfaced for the bill which the Committee is expected to approve in the near future.