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.

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Important Message - Applying for the LARE

Individuals interested in obtaining a license to practice landscape architecture must submit a completed Eligibility Application (PDF, 454K) 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:

Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE)

Eligibility DeadlineTesting Dates
February 15, 2019April 1–13, 2019
June 21, 2019August 5–17, 2019
October 18, 2019December 2–14, 2019

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

Los Angeles

LATC Meeting

Sacramento and various teleconference locations

LATC Meeting

  • Agenda Pending
  • Meeting Packet Pending
  • Minutes Pending

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

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