Landscape Architects Continuing Education Requirement

Landscape Architects: Requirements and Continuing Education

Landscape Architect Applicants Not Previously Licensed In Any Jurisdiction:

Initial application procedure. To open an initial application file, the candidate shall submit the following:

  • a completed and signed application;
  • application fee as required by board;
  • CLARB council record number (See below);
  • L.A.R.E. request form to sit for examination (form provided by board).

When the initial application is completed and reviewed by the board administrator and approved by the board, the board office will notify the candidate of approval and will schedule to take the L.A.R.E.

A candidate shall be eligible to take the L.A.R.E. as many times as necessary to pass each section.  The initial application file will expire 36 months after application date.  If the candidate has not passed all sections of the L.A.R.E. after 36 months, the candidate will be required to submit a new application and application fee.

All candidates must hold a CLARB council record in order to sit for the L.A.R.E.

 

CLARB Council Records:

The CLARB council record is a verified record of the education, experience and examination history of a landscape architect.  The record provides a single, permanent location for all of the documentation required for application for the registration examination or for reciprocal registration.  All candidates who have made application to take the L.A.R.E. must obtain and hold a CLARB council record.

 

Landscape Architect Applicants Licensed In Another Jurisdiction, Not CLARB Certified:

Initial application procedure. To open an initial application file, the applicant shall submit the following:

  • a completed and signed application;
  • verification of practical experience;
  • the application fee as required by the board;
  • official transcripts directly from the institution’s office of the registrar;
  • three letters of reference; and
  • verification of licensure in another jurisdiction.

The board office will notify each applicant once the application file is complete.  The board will review each application at the next regularly scheduled board meeting.

 

Landscape Architect Applicants Who Are CLARB Certified:

Initial application procedure.  To open an initial application file, the applicant shall submit the following:

  • a completed and signed application;
  • the application fee as required by the board;
  • certification received directly from CLARB.

Once the application file is complete the board office will notify the applicant. The board administrator has been authorized by the board to then issue a license to the applicant.

 Reciprocity:

The board may issue a license to practice as a landscape architect without an examination to an applicant who holds a current registration or license as a landscape architect issued by another state if the education, and experience requirements of the other state are as stringent or higher than those established in the rules and regulations and if the applicant meets the qualifications required of a registered landscape architect in this state.

 

Continuing Professional Education:

The board will require every two (2) years a minimum of 30 contact hours of CPE to be completed as a condition for renewal of any registration under the Landscape Architects Act.  The license renewal shall be every year, with the CPE reporting every other year.  The 30 hours reporting period will begin July 1 of every odd-numbered year.  During a biennial reporting period every registrant is required to obtain 30 CPE hours as approved by the board.  If a registrant exceeds the minimum biennium requirement in any reporting cycle, credits may not be carried forward into the subsequent biennium.

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