January 2017


I t has been more than two years since we recognized and focused on the importance, value, visions and missions of three key professional membership organizations for licensed architects, engineers and landscape architects.  These organizations are resources that can help you reach your long term goals.  As we begin 2017, take time to reflect on your  professional expertise, creative goodness and the impact of your responsibility for the safety and security of all living things. 

The origin of credentialing dates back to the early 16th century and has evolved from the noun credentia meaning trust or credence.  More recently, credentialing is the generic term referring to "the formal recognition of or technical competence" (USHEW) .  The Dictionary.com adjective definition for credentialing is providing the basis for confidence, belief, credit, etc. 

The most well known and established method of credentialing is the act of licensure. Licensure is the process by which an agency of government grants permission to an individual to engage in a given occupation upon findings that the applicant has attained the minimal degree of competency necessary to ensure that the public health, safety and welfare will be reasonably protected . (USHEW)

In addition to the most coveted credential (licensure) for the built environment professional, securing membership in your respective association or society is also considered a credential of accomplishment. The following examples of Mission Statements from the American Institute of Architects, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the American Society of Landscape Architects compliment licensure and represent the credential of professional affiliation.

American Institute of Architects: Mission - The AIA is the voice of the architectural profession and a resource for its members in service to society.  Vision - The American Institute of Architects - Driving positive change through the power of design. 

National Society of Professional Engineers: NSPE in partnership with the State Societies, is the organization of licensed Professional Engineers (PEs) and Engineer Interns (EIs). NSPE serves as the recognized and authoritative expert in licensure, ethics, and professional practice.  NSPE promotes licensure and assists individuals in becoming licensed, protects and enhances the value of licensure and the opportunities for the licensed engineer.  Through education, licensure advocacy, leadership training, multi-disciplinary networking and outreach, NSPE enhances the image of its members and their ability to ethically and professionally practice engineering.

American Society of Landscape Architects:  Landscape Architects  lead the stewardship, planning, and design of our built and natural environments.  The Society's mission is to advance Landscape Architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship. 

Professional credentials are subject to ever changing continuing education requirements for license renewal and professional affiliation membership. Successful credentials management requires vigilant attention to details, including different renewal cycles, various renewal fees, differing record keeping and documents retention length, and all these time consuming exercises utilize distinct reporting processes. Keeping up with these tasks can be daunting. AECredentialing has an effective and affordable solution to the increasing complexity of credentials management.  Learn more about our proven solution and how you will benefit at: AECredentialing.com.

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Colorado, Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusettes, South Carolina, Vermont



If your license renews on your date of birth this month, or by state requirement when your license origination occurred, it's time to renew. 



Receive a custom monthly email credentialing report containing: 
  • All A/E/LA national and international licensure status with renewal dates 
  • Professional affiliation membership types with renewal dates
  • Current multi-discipline continuing education requirements needed
  • Comprehensive recorded history of categorized education credits
Learn more about our innovative and easy-to-use service at AECredentialing.com.


"The road is not some predetermined path that I am forced to trod, but it is a rich byway that I can help create."

Quote By:  Craig D. Lounsbrough

Housekeeping Note:
  If your address, phone number  or email
address has changed please notify your credentials agencies. 

Contact Details: 

LS Credentialing Services, WBE Certified, P.O. Box 91, Olathe, KS 66051


Join us in our efforts to go "green".  Think before you print.