COLUMBUS—State Representative Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) today applauded the House’s passage of legislation he sponsored updating continuing education requirements for Ohio’s architects and landscape architects. The bill will help to ensure that licensees are up to date on new standards, ensuring the safety and functionality of buildings and structures, and also encouraging job stability and growth for these professions in the state.

“This bill is about streamlining the license renewal process while maintaining the highest standards of public safety and integrity within these two professions.” Schaffer said. “By bringing Ohio’s continuing education requirements in line with national trends, we are creating an even playing field for our architects and landscape architects to compete nationally.”

House Bill 243 will ensure that the Ohio Architects Board and the Ohio Landscape Architects Board can maintain standards for continuing education and will make the license application and renewal process simpler, clearer and more consistent. It makes a technical change to the Ohio Revised Code in order to achieve this goal.

The bill passed with unanimous support by a vote of 91-0 and will now go to the Senate for further consideration.

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