April is National Landscape Architecture Month
Department of Business and Professional Regulation Proudly Supports Industry
April 1, 2009
TALLAHASSEE— Florida is home to breathtaking landscapes, such as the Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, and this month—National Landscape Architecture Month—is a time to enjoy the contributions that landscape architects have made to Florida’s scenery. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is proud to support the landscape architecture industry through the licensure and regulation of more than 1,300 landscape architects and businesses. DBPR offers Web-based tools for both landscape architects and consumers in order to expedite the licensing process for these professionals and to protect and assist consumers.
A Web-based tool provides information to aspiring landscape architects before the application process begins. The Web pages include licensing requirements, qualifications, and common deficiencies to avoid when applying. By providing this detailed information, DBPR intends to reduce application deficiencies and accelerate the time it takes to become licensed. To view this information, please follow this link: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/larch/forms.html.
In addition to assisting potential applicants, consumers can use the DBPR Web site, MyFloridaLicense.com, to check licenses, complaint history and report possible unlicensed activity. While many people begin landscaping projects in the Spring, DBPR encourages consumers to check for state-required licensure before hiring a professional.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses nearly one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit MyFloridaLicense.com.