Landscape Architects Technical Committee
Governor Jerry Brown
Anna M. Caballero, Secretary, Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency
Director Awet Kadine, Department of Consumer Affairs

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) 575-7285

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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! 2014 LATC Sunset Review Report

New! Effective 4/1/15, LARE application periods will be extended revised deadlines listed below. [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 70 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
September 22, 2014 December 1 – 13, 2014
January 27, 2015 April 6 – 18, 2015
June 19, 2015 August 3 – 15, 2015
October 16, 2015 November 30 – December 13, 2015

Exam Administration

To improve services to current candidates for licensure, the LATC will affect the following changes:

  • The LATC now contracts with the CLARB to administer ALL sections of the LARE
  • All candidates previously determined eligible should check with CLARB to verify review and examination registration dates and deadlines.