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.
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:
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.
Eligibility (if you have not yet been admitted to the LARE):
Eligibility (if you have been admitted to the LARE and want to retake a failed section):
The fee for licensure and first registration is $294.
The fee for a limited permit and three-year registration is $249.
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.
New York State Education Department
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Landscape Architecture Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 250
17-1012 - Landscape Architects
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American Society of Landscape Architects
636 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-3736
Phone: (202) 898-2444
Fax: (202) 898-1185
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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