Frequently Asked Questions | LSPA Continuing Education

  1. What is the course registration policy?
  2. What is the LSPA's cancellation policy?
  3. Can I get Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional and New York Professional Engineer continuing education credits for LSPA courses?
  4. How does the “electronic only” course materials policy work?
  5. What are the continuing education requirements for LSPs?
  6. Where can I find a list of continuing education courses that have been offered by the LSPA in the past few years?
  7. Where can I find a list of continuing education courses that have already been approved for LSP credit by the Board of Registration?
  8. Can I receive a replacement CEU form? I have misplaced/lost my copy.
  9. Do you offer a special rate for government employees?

1. What is the LSPA’s course registration policy?

  • Course space will be assigned in the order in which registrations with payments are received.
  • Membership status will be verified and registrations with incorrect payments will be returned.
  • Course registration will be confirmed via email only.
  • Potential attendees who attempt to register after the course is full will be added to a waiting list. Your payment will be returned if space does not become available.
  • LSPA reserves the right to cancel any seminar and if so, will return your full payment.

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2. What is the LSPA’s cancellation policy?

  • Written/emailed cancellations received up to four business days before the course will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee and a 3% credit card fee. (e.g. for a $300 course the refund would be $300 - $25 - $9 = $266).
  • If you cancel your registration within three business days of the course, no refund will be granted.
  • No refunds will be granted for courses under 4 credits.
  • No refunds or credits will be granted for courses that cost less than $100.
  • LSPA reserves the right to cancel this seminar and if so, will return your full payment.
  • If you are unable to attend a course, please notify the LSPA as soon as you know – even the evening before or the morning of a course. And even if you are not eligible for a refund. Many of our courses have waiting lists and some of your colleagues might just be able to attend at the last minute.  It’s unfortunate to have empty seats, especially for courses that offer MassDEP credit. 

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3. Can I get Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional and New York Professional Engineer continuing education credits for LSPA courses?

Yes, many LSPA courses offer Connecticut  Licensed Environmental Professional (CT LEP) and New York Professional Engineer (NY PE) credits in addition to LSP credit. 

When you register for an LSPA course there will be the option to receive other state credits as well.  There is no additional charge to receive CT LEP credits. 

There is a $20 fee per person, per course, to obtain NY PE PDH credits irrespective of the number of credits.  When you register, you must select the option to receive NY PE credits and pay $20, in addition to the regular cost of the LSPA course, in order to obtain the NY PE credits.

Please contact Michelle Zelch at lspa.michelle@gmail.com or 617-977-4304 with any questions or concerns.

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4. How does the “electronic only” course materials policy work?

Effective January 23, 2014, the LSPA Board of Directors voted to halt the distribution of paper course materials.  All course materials are now only available electronically.

The LSPA takes the following steps to ensure that all course participants are accommodated:

  • Links to all course materials will be sent to each course registrant no later than three days before the course is held, but ideally, a week in advance of the course.
  • All course materials will also be available at an LSPA electronic “drop box” so that back up is available should email access fail.
  • All course materials will be in pdf form (unless otherwise specified).
  • All meeting venues will be equipped with power outlets for each course registrant (unless otherwise noted).
  • All course venues will have free Wi-Fi access (unless otherwise noted).
  • If you are unable to bring a laptop or tablet to the course, please feel free to print the electronic handouts prior to attending the course.

We welcome any and all suggestions at info@lspa.org.

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5. What are the continuing education requirements for LSPs?

As part of maintaining an LSP license, an LSP must earn a minimum of 48 continuing education credits every three years.

The continuing education of LSPs is regulated by the LSP Board of Registration whose website provides a summary of continuing education requirements and FAQs. 

Also, Massachusetts 309 CMR presents the continuing education regulations for LSPs.

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6. Where can I find a list of continuing education courses that have been offered by the LSPA in the past few years?

Click here to view a list of the continuing education courses and membership meetings that the LSPA has offered for credit.

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7. Where can I find a list of continuing education courses that have already been approved for LSP credit by the Board of Registration?

The LSP Board of Registration website provides a list of those courses.   

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8. Can I receive a replacement CEU form? I have misplaced/lost my copy. 

Yes, please click here to request a replacement CEU form for any course that you completed with the LSPA. There is a $30 processing fee for each form.  

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9. Do you offer a special rate for government employees?

Yes, LSP Association offers a special rate to government employees for both membership dues and course fees. LSPA's policy is stated below. If you would like to register using the special government rate, please email info@lspa.org to receive your promotional code. Please include your name along with the course or meeting that you would like to attend. 

Any person whose primary employment is as an employee of a municipal, state, or federal government agency may attend an LSPA continuing education course at a special government rate. For any course 4 hours or more in length, the government rate will be $50. For any course less than 4 hours, the government rate will be $25. These rates apply regardless of whether the government employee takes the course for LSP credit.

If a government employee who is an LSPA member attends an LSPA member meeting for credit, then the $25 rate applies. If a non-member government employee attends an LSPA member meeting, the $25 non-member rate applies whether or not the employee wishes to receive credit. (A government employee can become an LSPA member for $20/year and thereby attend any member meeting for free.) 

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