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Requirements for Licensure

§ 9-303. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Before an applicant takes the examination given by the Board, the applicant shall qualify under this section by meeting the educational and experience requirements set forth in subsection (b), (c), (d), or (e) of this section. The categories available to apply for licensure are:

OPTION B – 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE (ACCREDITED DEGREE: LSA)
An applicant qualifies under this section if the applicant:

  • (1) has graduated from a college or school of landscape architecture that holds accredited status from the national Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board; and
  • (2) has at least two years of work experience in landscape architecture that is:
    • (i) under the responsible charge of a licensed landscape architect or other authorized individual; and
    • (ii) otherwise satisfactory to the Board.

OPTION C – 4 YEARS EXPERIENCE (ACCREDITED DEGREE: DESIGN DISCIPLINE)
An applicant qualifies under this section if the applicant:

  • (1) has graduated on completion of at least a four-year curriculum in a design-related discipline from a college or university that is accredited by, or is a constituent unit of an institution accredited by, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools or the equivalent regional accrediting association of other regional areas; and
  • (2) has at least four years of work experience in landscape architecture that is:
    • (i) under the responsible charge of a licensed landscape architect or other authorized individual; and
    • (ii) otherwise satisfactory to the Board.

OPTION D – 6 YEARS EXPERIENCE (ACCREDITED DEGREE: ANY DISCIPLINE)
An applicant qualifies under this section if the applicant:

  • (1) has graduated on completion of at least a four-year curriculum in a nondesign-related discipline from a college or university that is accredited by, or is a constituent unit of an institution accredited by, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools or the equivalent regional accrediting association of other regional areas; and
  • (2) has at least six years of practical work experience in landscape architecture that is:
    • (i) under the responsible charge of a licensed landscape architect or other authorized individual; and
    • (ii) otherwise satisfactory to the Board.

OPTION E – 8 YEARS EXPERIENCE (NO DEGREE)

  • (1) An applicant qualifies under this section if the applicant:
    • (i) is a high school graduate or the equivalent; and
    • (ii) has at least eight years of practical work experience in landscape architecture that is:
      1. under the responsible charge of a licensed landscape architect or other authorized individual; and
      2. otherwise satisfactory to the Board.
  • (2) The Board may count each full year of study at a college or school of landscape architecture that meets the criteria set forth in subsection (b) of this section as one of the years of the work experience required under this subsection.