Why is Licensure Important?

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have recognized that regulation of landscape architecture is necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

Landscape architecture licensure is important because of the real danger to clients and the users of these public and private spaces: physical injury; property damage; and financial ruin.

To better protect the licensure of landscape architects and the public they serve, national ASLA joined the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL).

Watch this ARPL video to learn the unique impact landscape architects have on protecting the public and bettering communities — and why deregulating the profession would result in dangerous unintended consequences.

How Does One Become Licensed?

The L.A.R.E.

The Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) is a multi-section, computerized examination that is administered by CLARB (Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards) on behalf of all licensure boards that regulate the landscape architecture profession. Contact CLARB when you are ready to begin the exam process. CLARB will confirm your exam eligibility and help you register for the exam.

Licensure Requirements in Pennsylvania and Delaware

Once you’ve contacted CLARB, we recommend that you confirm initial licensure requirements with your licensure board. (Each jurisdiction has different licensure requirements.)

Contact the Pennsylvania licensure board  if you plan to become initially licensed in Pennsylvania.

Contact the Delaware licensure board  if you plan to become initially licensed in Delaware.



The Path to Licensure