FAQ for the Board of Landscape Architects
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Candidates seeking licensure may download the examination application Here. Candidates must complete the appropriate examination application and submit it to the Board office along with a fee and supporting documents. Applicants must be approved for examination by the Georgia Board prior to taking any sections of the examination. Board office notifies CLARB and PSI of the candidates eligible for testing, while also notifying individual applicants of eligibility. Once approved for examination eligibility, the candidate will register with CLARB to take the national exam, the L.A.R.E., and with PSI to take the Georgia state exam. Candidates may sit for the state examination at any of the PSI testing locations found in Atlanta, Macon, or Tifton. Information regarding the L.A.R.E. can be found by visiting CLARB’s website at www.clarb.org or calling CLARB at 571-432-0332.
Information regarding the state examination can be found:
On the Candidate Information Bulletin
By visiting PSI’s website at www.psiexams.com or calling PSI at 1-800-733-9267.
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Applicants for the L.A.R.E. examination must meet the education and work experience requirements as described in O.C.G.A. 43-23-7 and Chapter 310-2 of the Rules of the Board in order to qualify to take the examination. Please refer to the Laws, Rules, and Regulations for the Board of Landscape Architects page for details concerning the education and work experience requirements. Applications are available at this website or by calling the Board office at 404-966-9966.
The L.A.R.E., the national exam administered by CLARB on behalf of the Georgia Board, is administered three times a year (typically in April, August, and December). After you have been approved to take the examination as a Georgia candidate, you will need to contact CLARB at www.clarb.org to register to take the L.A.R.E. Please refer to Chapter 310-2(1) (a) of the Rules of the Board on prior approval to taking any portion of the exam. In addition to the national exam, candidates are required to pass a Georgia state exam before being eligible for registration. After you have been approved to take the examination as a Georgia candidate, you will receive instructions about scheduling this examination at a testing location and date of your choice.
Applications are processed in the order they are received. Upon approval of your completed application, you will be made eligible to take the next exam that meets CLARB’s deadlines.
Applicants for a Georgia license by reciprocity must meet the following requirements as described in Chapter 310-6 of the Rules of the Board:
- Provide evidence that applicant qualified for registration in another state where the qualifications are substantially equal to those in Georgia at the date of application;
- Provide evidence of meeting the education and work experience requirements as stated in O.C.G.A. 43-23-7 and Chapter 310-2 of the Rules of the Board;
- Take and pass the Georgia Component Section of the landscape architect examination.
- Applications are available at this website; or you may call the Board Office at 404-966-9966.
The official seal must bear the registrant’s name, certificate number, and the legend “Registered Landscape Architect.” It may be an embossing seal, rubber stamp, self-inking stamp, or electronic version. An original signature is required on all sealed documents. (Refer to Rule 310-7-.01 for additional information) See example below:
Your license will expire on December 31 of each even-numbered year. The electronic renewal application can be completed online, beginning approximately 45 days prior to expiration date. For access to the online renewal application, go to the Board’s website by clicking here. You may also directly update changes to your address information online at the Board’s website. Please note that failure to receive a reminder notification does not relieve the licensee of the responsibility for timely renewal.
Yes. You must complete 12 hours of acceptable continuing education during the two-year period immediately preceding each biennial renewal date as a condition for registration renewal as described in Chapter 310-9 of the Rules of the Board.
You may apply for reinstatement of your expired license by completing the reinstatement application available at this website or from the Board office and submitting it to the Board along with the appropriate fee and evidence of completion of continuing education as specified in Chapter 310-4-.04 of the Rules of the Board.
EROSION / CONSTRUCTION / STORMWATER
Download The Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia (5th Edition) as published by the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GASWCC) >>
Download The Field Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia (5th Edition) as published by the GASWCC >>
Download the Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control in Georgia document as produced by the Erosion and Sedimentation Control Technical Study Committee (DIRT II Panel) >>
Download the Land Development Provisions to Protect Georgia Water Quality document prepared for GA Dept Of Natural Resources EPD, prepared by The School of Environmental Design, UGA (Oct. 1997) >>
View and download State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division "National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System" (NPDES) General Permit No. GAR 100001 (Stand Alone), GAR 100002 (Infrastructure) and GAR 100003 (Common Development) www.gaepd.org >>
For reference use on NPDES ES&PC plan preparation refer to U.S. EPA 832-R-92-005 "Storm Water Management for Construction Activities - Developing Pollution Prevention Plans and Best Management Practices" >>
Download the Georgia Storm water Management Manual (volume 2) technical handbook (first edition August 2001) as available from the Atlanta Regional Commission >>
Download "Landscape Plant Materials for Georgia" as published by the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Georgia, College of Agriculture >>
Download "Poisonous Plants of the Southern United States" as published by the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Georgia, College of Agriculture >>
LAWS AND RULES:
View Laws Governing the Practice of Landscape Architects in Georgia (O.C.G.A. 43-23) and Rules of the Board (Chapter 310-1 through 310-11)
View Georgia Safe Dams Act O.C.G.A. 12-5-370 and Rule 391-3-8 >>
View Georgia Rules and Regulations for Individual Sewage Disposal Systems >>
View Georgia Accessibility Code "Access to and use of Public Facilities by Handicapped Persons" Georgia Safety Fire Commissioner Rules and Regulations 120-3-20 >>