Guidelines for Work Experience Used to Obtain Training Credit
Per California Code of Regulations (CCR) Section 2615 - Form of Examinations, a candidate who has a combination of 6 years of qualifying education and training experience, as specified in Section 2620 - Education and Training Credits, shall be eligible and may apply for the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE).
Candidates shall possess at least 2 years of training/practice credit to be eligible for the examination.
Except as noted, candidates shall possess at least one year of training/practice credit as, or under the direct supervision of, a landscape architect licensed in a United States jurisdiction. Candidates qualifying with experience as a licensed landscape contractor 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.
1 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 as, or experience obtained under the direct supervision of, a licensed landscape architect||Up to 6 years|
|Experience as, or experience obtained under the direct supervision of, a licensed architect or registered civil engineer||Up to 3 years|
|Experience as a licensed landscape contractor||Up to 4 years|
|Experience obtained under the direct supervision of a licensed landscape contractor||Up to 1 year|