Guidelines for Work Experience Used to Obtain Educational Credit

Candidates must possess at least two years of training credit to be eligible for the examination. Except as noted, at least one 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.

One 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