Professional development

CPD day Manchester 2013. © Landscape Institute

As a Royal Chartered Body, the Landscape Institute represents the very best of the landscape profession in terms of conduct, professionalism and skill. We expect members to maintain their professional competence and knowledge.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a commitment by members to continually update their skills and knowledge in order to remain professionally competent. Landscape professionals always strive to be the best they can, and maintain a professional interest in the wide variety of issues which affect this profession.

All corporate members of the LI (Licentiate, CMLI and FLI) must complete a minimum of 25 hours of CPD every year, including in relation to climate change. This commitment ensures that members continue to develop their professional knowledge and practice. More information on CPD requirements and guidance for members can be found on the logged-in members’ area.

We also support all practitioners who seek to achieve Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute, the mark of quality and excellence for the landscape profession. The Pathway to Chartership is an online professional development platform, providing a structured learning programme that leads to the professional exam and chartered status.

What is chartered membership of the LI?

Chartered membership of the Landscape Institute (CMLI) is the pre-eminent standard for professionals working in all aspects of landscape design, planning, management, science, and urban design. Chartership confirms that members have met the highest standards in both education and practice and it acknowledges their commitment to both professional integrity and the maintenance of this standard through continued professional development.

Our commitment to CPD

We support members in meeting their professional development objectives by providing a range of opportunities for CPD. We: deliver national and local events, free webinars; provide an online case study library and technical resources section within our website; tweet about news and resources which may be of help to members; and support the LI’s library and archive, which is housed at the Museum of English Rural Life.