Landscape Architects Practice Act (Practice Act)

The Landscape Architects Practice Act (Act) and its regulations are being provided to licensees, candidates, and members of the public as a reference. All licensees and candidates for licensure should have knowledge of the Landscape Architects Technical Committee (LATC)’s statutes and regulations and should be familiar with and understand their provisions. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this document, it does not have legal effect. Should any difference or error occur, the law will take precedence.

Regulations may be changed during the year, whereas new statutes typically become effective on January 1 of the year following their passage unless, they have an urgency clause. The following section(s) of the Business and Professions Code and California Code of Regulations have been added or amended in 2017 and 2018:

Business and Professions Code

§ 27 (amended, January 1, 2018)
§ 30 (amended, January 1, 2018)
§ 5680.1 (amended, January 1, 2018)
§ 5680.2 (amended, January 1, 2018)

California Code of Regulations

§ 2649 (amended, July 1, 2017)

If there is a question regarding an interpretation of these statutes and regulations, you may contact the LATC.


Business and Professions Code

Division 3. Professions and Vocations Generally

Chapter 3.5. Landscape Architecture

Article 1. General Provisions
Article 2. Administration
Article 3. Application of Chapter
Article 4. Issuance of Certificates
Article 5. Discipline
Article 6. Revenue

California Code of Regulations

Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations

Division 26. California Landscape Architects Technical Committee

Article 1. General Provisions

Business and Professions Code

General Provisions

Division 1. Department of Consumer Affairs

Chapter 1. The Department

Chapter 1.5. Unlicensed Activity Enforcement

Chapter 2. The Director of Consumer Affairs

Chapter 3. Funds of the Department

Chapter 4. Consumer Affairs

Article 1. General Provisions and Definitions

Chapter 6. Public Members

Chapter 7. Licensee

Division 1.5. Denial, Suspension, and Revocation of Licenses

Chapter 1. General Provisions

Chapter 2. Denial of Licenses

Chapter 3. Suspension and Revocation of Licenses

Chapter 4. Public Reprovals

Chapter 5. Examination Security