Landscape Architects Technical Committee
Governor Jerry Brown
Alexis Podesta, Secretary,  Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency
Dean R. Grafilo, Director, Department of Consumer Affairs

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Landscape Architects Techncial Committee
State of California Department of Consumer Affairs
Landscape Architects Technical Committee
2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 575-7230
fax: (916) 575-7283

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Landscape Architects Technical Committee

Public Protection through Examination, Licensure, and Regulation

The Landscape Architects Technical Committee (LATC), under the purview of the California Architects Board, was created by the California Legislature to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by establishing standards for licensure and enforcing the laws and regulations that govern the practice of landscape architecture in California. The LATC is one of the numerous boards, bureaus, commissions, and committees within the Department of Consumer Affairs responsible for consumer protection and the regulation of licensed professionals.

New New!

  • The LATC will hold public forums to discuss entry level education requirements on March 17, 2017 in Sacramento and April 18, 2017 in Pomona [More info...]
  • Effective 7/1/15, License Renewal Fees temporarily reduced to $220 for licenses expiring on July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017. [More info...]


The Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE)

The LATC contracts with the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) to administer ALL sections of the LARE. All four sections are administered concurrently during a two-week period, three times per year. All exam sections are computer-based. For detailed information regarding LARE eligibility, visit the General Exam Information page.

Applying for the LARE

Individuals interested in obtaining a license to practice landscape architecture must submit a completed Eligibility Application to the LATC. Eligibility applications and all required documents must be postmarked no later than 45 days before the date of any Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) section they wish to take.

See the chart below for upcoming eligibility deadlines and LARE administration dates:

LATC Eligibility Deadline LARE Date
October 21, 2016 December 5-17, 2016
February 10, 2017 March 27-April 8, 2017
June 23, 2017 August 7-19, 2017
October 20, 2017 December 4-16, 2017