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Landscape Architect

Description

A New York licensed landscape architect provides services related to the development of land areas. This includes preparing drawings and specifications in conformance with governing codes and regulations to ensure that land use, plant materials, grading, drainage, and the location and settings for structures and other improvements are appropriate.

Licensing Requirements

The practice of landscape architecture or use of the title "landscape architect" within New York State requires licensure as a landscape architect except in certain exempt settings. These settings are detailed in Section 7326 of the Education Law.

To qualify for a license as a "landscape architect" in New York State you must:

  • be of good moral character;
  • be at least 21 years of age;
  • meet education requirements;
  • meet examination requirements; and
  • meet experience requirements.

The specific requirements for licensure are contained in Title 8, Article 148, Section 7324 of the New York State Education Law and Subpart 79-1 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

Education and Experience Requirements

Eligibility for licensure is based on a combination of education and experience for which units of credit are awarded on the basis of one unit equal to one year of eligible experience. Your combination of education and experience must total at least 12 units, as determined by the Department. The credit awarded for education determines the number of units of experience required.

Examination Requirements

Eligibility (if you have not yet been admitted to the LARE):

  • For most candidates, CLARB will determine your eligibility to take the LARE. You will need to begin a CLARB Record if you do not already have one. Please see CLARB's Eligibility Requirements and CLARB's How to Register for the LARE for additional information. You do not have to send the New York State Education Department your CLARB Council Record in order to take the LARE.
  • For candidates who must apply to and be approved by a State Board, the New York State Education Department will determine your eligibility to take the LARE. Eligibility will be determined after submission of a NYS Form 1 - Application for Licensure & First Registration, the NYS fee, education and/or experience forms to the Department. In order to be found eligible by the Department, your combined education and experience must total 8 units. Once you are found to be eligible for the exam by the Department, visit CLARB's website at How to Register for the LARE to begin taking the LARE.
  • After you have taken the LARE, your scores will be posted online on CLARB's website. Starting with the September 2012 LARE Administration, scores for all sections will be available 4-6 weeks following the last day of the administration. Candidates will be notified via email when scores are ready to be viewed on the CLARB website.
  • Once you have completed the LARE and have satisfied New York's experience requirement, ask CLARB to transmit your CLARB Council Record to the New York State Education Department.
  • Eligibility (if you have been admitted to the LARE and want to retake a failed section):

  • Candidates who wish to retake a failed section of the LARE must begin a CLARB Council Record if they haven't already done so. For information regarding beginning a CLARB Council Record, see CLARB's Start My Council Record page.
  • To schedule a retake of a failed section of the LARE, see CLARB's website.
  • After you have taken the LARE, your scores will be posted online on CLARB's website. Starting with the September 2012 LARE Administration, scores for all sections will be available 4-6 weeks following the last day of the administration. Candidates will be notified via email when scores are ready to be viewed on the CLARB website.
  • Once you have completed the LARE and have satisfied New York's experience requirement, ask CLARB to transmit your CLARB Council Record to the New York State Education Department.

Fees (as of November 2, 2016)

The fee for licensure and first registration is $294.

The fee for a limited permit and three-year registration is $249.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2014, there were 69 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2015, there were 71 licenses issued for this occupation.

As of July 1, 2016, there were 1,280 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Education Department
Education Building
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Landscape Architecture Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 250
E-mail: opunit1@nysed.gov

Standard Occupational Classification

17-1012 - Landscape Architects
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Additional Information

American Society of Landscape Architects
636 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-3736
Phone: (202) 898-2444
Fax: (202) 898-1185

Disclaimer:

Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 11/28/16.

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