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Professional Regulation

Landscape Architect Licensure



When to Apply

The application for Landscape Architect licensure asks whether you are applying by examination or reciprocity.

  • Apply by examination if you
    • have passed all parts of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) uniform national examination or similar uniform examination or if you wish to take the CLARB exam
    • do not hold a current license in another jurisdiction.
  • Apply by reciprocity if you hold a current license to practice landscape architecture in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or the District of Columbia).

 

Requirements for All Applicants

The following requirements apply regardless of whether you are applying by examination or reciprocity.

  • Enclose the non-refundable processing fee by check or money order made payable to “State of Delaware.”
  • If you have passed all sections of the CLARB national uniform examination or a similar landscape architecture exam, arrange for the Board office to receive a certificate or other evidence of your passing score.
    • The jurisdiction where you took the exam may send a verification directly to the Board office, or you may request an examination verification or CLARB Council record from www.clarb.org.
  • If you have ever held a license in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia), arrange for the Board office to receive verification of licensure from each jurisdiction where you have ever held a Landscape Architect license, sent directly from the jurisdiction to the Board office.

 

Additional Requirements for Applications by Examination

If you are applying for licensure by examination, the following are required in addition to those in the section above.

  • Arrange for the Board office to receive official transcript(s) sent directly from a school or college of landscape architecture.
    • The school or college must be approved by the National Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, the American Society of Landscape Architects Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board, or other legitimate national association of landscape architects.
    • If you do not have a degree in landscape architecture, the transcript must show that you have completed two years of landscape architecture coursework.
  • Arrange for your licensed landscape architecture supervisor(s) to complete Supervisory Reference forms documenting your landscape architecture experience. How much experience you need depends on whether you have a degree in landscape architecture.

 

IF you… THEN the Supervisory Reference form(s) must show this experience under supervision of a licensed landscape architect: AND you may…
have a degree two years take the exam before you have two years’ experience but your license will not be issued until you complete the two years.
do not have a degree four years not take the exam until you have completed the four years.

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