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Landscape Architect - Examination (LA 1)

This application is used by individuals that have graduated from a Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited school or university with a degree in landscape architecture or they are applying as a six-year work experience candidate to sit for the Landscape Architecture Registration Examination (LARE) and/or the Florida laws and rules exam.

Application Requirements:
  • EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited degree in landscape architecture or six years practical experience under a registered landscape architect. The applicant may use a combination of education and experience. This is not a complete listing of all educational requirements; please see the application''s instruction page for complete information.

  • EXAMINATION: Passage of the Landscape Architecture Registration Examination (LARE) and passage of the Florida Plants & Materials examination. The LARE is administered by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB). The Florida Plants & Materials examination (Section F) is administered by the department. For more information on the LARE examination visit CLARB. Review the candidate information booklet for section F.

  • ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: Prior to licensure, applicant must submit evidence of 1 year of practical experience in addition to experience used to qualify for the exam.

    Applicants are allowed to test before completing the one-year practical experience requirement. If fulfilling one year practical experience requirement after examination, you must submit form DBPR LA 6 before an active license will be issued.
  • BUSINESS INFORMATION: If you are applying to qualify a business:

    • The company must be registered with the Florida Department of State.
    • You must be an officer of the company to qualify the business.
  • FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. If applying online, you can pay with a credit card or electronic check. If mailing your application, please include a check payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Military Services page for more information.
  • APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the "Online Services" link or the "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.

If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or use our convenient contact form.

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