Okla. recognizes CSI courses

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (January 8, 2009) – Professional development courses offered through the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Construction Education Network (CEN) that fall under health, safety or welfare (HSW) now count toward the state of Oklahoma's continuing education requirements for design and construction professionals. The Oklahoma Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers recently amended its rules and regulations to accept all HSW courses available through CSI CEN.

CSI CEN is a network of registered education providers offering programs to professionals in construction-related industries. It is the only continuing education program that connects the entire built community – from architects, engineers and contractors to manufacturers, facility managers and developers. No other program is as comprehensive in its scope.

"CSI continues to expand our high-quality continuing education program for design and construction professionals," said CSI Executive Director and CEO Walter Marlowe, P.E., CSI, CAE. "We are pleased to inform our Oklahoma members that the state now recognizes CSI CEN courses in health, safety or welfare for continuing education credits."

There are many benefits associated with CEN for learners, including:

  • A user-friendly directory of available programs searchable by topic, occupation and provider
  • Access to transcripts and completion certificates in real-time at no cost
  • The ability to manage one's training information online

Additionally, CEN offers providers an easy-to-use system that reduces administrative tasks and costs. Providers can use the Web-based system to produce completion certificates and receive e-mail alerts when new credits have been entered.

For more information on CSI CEN, or to enroll in the program, visit CEN at http://education.csinet.org/.