Landscape Architects Technical Committee

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 entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs responsible for consumer protection and the regulation of licensed professionals.

Quick Hits

LATC Transitioning to New Licensing and Enforcement Platform

The LATC is in the process of transitioning to a new licensing and enforcement platform. The first release will occur on May 23, 2023 and will include automation of the Eligibility Application, California Supplemental Exam Application, and Initial License Application. The second release is scheduled for Summer 2023 and will include automation of the Certification of Experience and Reciprocity Applications. Create your LATC Connect account here:

Go paperless, start your application online! Continue to DCA Connect to apply.

Important Message - Applying for the LARE

To apply for California approval to take the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE), prospective candidates must submit an Eligibility Application and all required documents to the LATC. The Eligibility Application may be filed online using Connect, and must be completed at least 45 days prior to the date of the LARE administration for which the applicant would like to register.

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

Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE)

Eligibility Deadline Testing Dates
February 17, 2023 April 3-16, 2023
June 16, 2023 July 31-August 13, 2023
October 20, 2023 December 4-17, 2023

In addition to passing the LARE, California candidates are required to pass the California Supplemental Examination (CSE) before obtaining licensure. The CSE is a multiple-choice examination of subject areas that are unique to the practice of landscape architecture in California. Once candidates have passed all sections of the LARE they may apply for and take the CSE.

LATC Meeting

  • Agenda Pending
  • Meeting Packet Pending
  • Handout Pending
  • Webcast Pending

Please visit the Meetings Page for a complete list of meetings.

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