Guidelines for Work Experience Used to Obtain Educational Credit

Per California Code of Regulations (CCR) Section 2615 - Form of Examinations, a candidate who has a combination of 6 years of qualifying education and training experience, as specified in Section 2620 - Education and Training Credits, shall be eligible and may apply for the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE).

Candidates shall possess at least 2 years of training/practice credit to be eligible for the examination.

Except as noted, at least 1 year of training shall be under the direct supervision of a licensed landscape architect and shall be gained after graduation. Candidates qualifying with experience as self employed landscape contractors and holding an Extension Certificate, Masters or Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture from an approved school are not required to obtain training under the direction of a landscape architect.

1 year of training consists of 1,500 hours of qualifying employment. Employment in excess of 40 hours per week cannot be considered. Training received under the following circumstances will receive credit as indicated:

Experience Credit

Experience Credit
Self-Employment as, or Employment by, a Licensed Landscape Architect Up to 5 years
Self-Employment as, or Employment by, a Licensed Architect Up to 1 year
Self-Employment as, or Employment by, a Registered Civil Engineer Up to 1 year
Self-Employment as a Licensed Landscape Contractor Up to 4 years