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PROGRAM POLICIES

Approved by the Executive Committee on April 13, 2020.

 

Program Registration Policy

 

ASLA Connecticut offers continuing education programs for the benefit of landscape architects and other design professions. Registration rates are set by the ASLA Connecticut Program Committee and will vary based on each program. Programs may offer free and/or non-CEU registration options at the discretion of the Program Committee.

 

At the discretion of the Program Committee, discounted registration rates may be offered to members of allied professional societies.​ Members of ASLA Connecticut will receive the largest discount as a benefit of their membership. Members of other ASLA chapters can add Connecticut as an additional chapter through ASLA and pay the corresponding dues to obtain this additional discount.

 

Unless otherwise noted, payment is due at the time of registration. Registrants who are unable to use the chapter website to complete the registration process should contact programs@ctasla.org to make special arrangements. Please do not mail checks or send cash to the chapter PO box.

 

Registration deadlines will be set by the Program Committee. Depending on the program, registrations submitted after the stated deadline will be handled in one of two ways:

 

  • If there are firm limits on seating, food, or other program logistics. late registrations will declined or waitlisted on first come, first served basis if a cancellation occurs.

     

  • If there is still space available, registrations will be subject to late fee which will be included in the price of the ticket.

     

  • Walk-in registrants will be accepted at the discretion of the Program Committee.

Continuing education credits, learning units, and/or maintenance units are provided according to LA CES, AIA CES, and APA CM guidelines respectively. ASLA Connecticut uses the terms “pending” or submitted for” to indicate when programs are seeking to be accredited, but have not yet been approved by the corresponding organization. ASLA Connecticut uses the term “approved for” when such programs have been certified as meeting requirements to offer credits or units by that organization.

 

ASLA Connecticut recognizes that in rare circumstances, the nature of program content may change due to circumstances beyond ASLA Connecticut's control. Such instances may include illness or schedule conflicts with speakers; technical difficulties with the venue or facility; or weather-related conditions. In the event of such circumstances, ASLA Connecticut will provide registrants will notice of this information and post such information on its website as well.

Program Refund Policy

 

ASLA Connecticut will allow registrants to cancel program registrations until the registration deadline. This date will be stated at the time of registration and will be included on the website and other program marketing materials. Requests for refunds must be made in writing to programs@ctasla.org prior to this deadline. Refunds will be offered in the amount paid for registration, less any credit card processing fees.

 

After the registration deadline, no refunds will be given for any reason. Instead, ASLA Connecticut will offer a coupon code in the amount of the program registration valid for use on a future chapter program. It shall be the responsibility of the the registrant to redeem said coupon within one (1) year after which point it shall become null and void.

Certificate Policy

 

ASLA Connecticut will provide paper copies of program completion certificates to registrants who have satisfied all of the following requirements:

 

  1. Provided an AIA or ASLA member number during registration.

  2. Have made payment in full during registration.

  3. Physically signed in and out of the LA CES/AIA CES attendance form for the event.

 

Late registrations, including walk-ins, will still be eligible to obtain credits provided that they sign the attendance sheet and promptly follow up with any missing membership numbers and/or registration fees.

 

ASLA Connecticut will report program attendance to AIA and LA CES within seven (7) days following the program. As such, registrants who need to provide missing information or registration fees must complete these actions promptly.

 

Upon request, ASLA Connecticut will provide digital copies of completion certificates. Late registrants and walk-ins will receive a digital certificate upon satisfactory completion of any outstanding requirements.

 

Student, Educator, and other types of Non-CEU program tickets are offered by ASLA Connecticut at no cost to encourage participation in programs by non-licensed and emerging professional attendees. As such, these ticket types are not intended for active practitioners and confer no AIA or LA CES credit reporting privileges.

Attendee Privacy Policy

 

In keeping with guidelines provided by the American Society of Landscape Architects, ASLA Connecticut will limit sharing of information about program attendance and registrations to the following details:

 

  • Attendee Name

  • Attendee Firm

  • Attendee Role in Program

 

This information is visible on attendee name badges and is not considered private. At its discretion, the Program Committee may share this information with any program exhibitors, vendors, or sponsors that request it. ASLA Connecticut will not share any contact information about attendees including mailing addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, or email addresses.

Program exhibitors, vendors, and sponsors are encouraged to engage directly with attendees by collecting business cards, offering a raffle prize, providing a sign-up sheet, etc. This provides confirmation that attendees consent to be contacted for advertising or marketing purposes.

P.O. Box 209197, New Haven, CT 06520    executivedirector@ctasla.org 

© 2020 by Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

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