Become a Landscape Architect
LARE Prep

Preparing for the Exam

ASLA is working to enhance resources for professionals preparing to take the Landscape Architect Registration Examination.  ASLA and the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) are coordinating efforts to ensure that quality, accurate exam readiness materials are available.

It is critical for applicants to contact the licensing board in the state in which they wish to get licensed and take the exam to determine specific information about eligibility requirements, schedule, locations, and application deadlines.  Be sure to understand the process to apply for licensure in  your jurisdiction prior to taking the exam.  In some cases, exam results have been voided when a candidate has failed to begin the application process for licensure prior to taking the exam.

Exams are administered at Pearson VUE test centers (on behalf of CLARB) throughout the United States and Canada.  Exam candidates can get more information about and register for the exams by visiting the CLARB website
 
NEW! Webinar Available: November 7, 2014

NEW: On November 7 at 2:00pm ET, ASLA’s LARE Prep Subcommittee will host a webinar that features two recently-licensed landscape architects, Cheryl Corson, ASLA and Gail Ferry, ASLA.  The presenters will share the strategies and resources that they used to prepare for the exam as well as background information on exam registration, timing, and licensure.   The cost of the session is $40 for members and $80 for all others. To register for the session, use your ASLA username and password.  If you have any questions about your login information, contact the ASLA Member Services Department.    Any other questions, contact ASLA Government Affairs.


 For more information, see ASLA's LARE Prep Resources and LARE Prep Study Materials links.

Still have questions?

Have a question about preparing for the LARE?  Contact LAREprep@asla.org

Have a question regarding LARE process and procedures? Email the CLARB Examination Department at info@clarb.org.
Before you submit your question, please be sure to review this page and check these key sources:

 

Upcoming Exam Dates  

December 1-13, 2014 
April 5-15, 2015
August 3-15, 2015
Nov 30-Dec 13, 2015
 

Other Resources

ASLA Licensure resources



 UPCOMING LARE REVIEWS

UCLA Extension – Section 4 – February 2015
Date/Time: February 6 - 7, 2015
Description:

 Designed for students preparing to take LARE Section 4: Construction Documentation. This workshop covers the knowledge and skills for preparing plans, including demolition, grading, drainage, planting, and stormwater management. Also covers construction documentation and specifications. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

Location:  10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Room G33E
Instructors: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Cost: 485 (through 1/6)
Contact Details: Name: Amanda Wesley
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: AWesley@unex.ucla.edu
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UCLA Extension – Section 3 – February 2015
Date/Time: February 8, 2015 9am-5pm
Description:

 Designed for students preparing to take LARE Section 3: Design. This workshop covers the knowledge and skills required for site design from principles of design and initial programming through preliminary design stages. Revised exam includes analysis, details, and design materials. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

Location:  10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Room G33E
Instructors: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Cost: 275 (through 1/8)
Contact Details: Name: Amanda Wesley
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: AWesley@unex.ucla.edu
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UCLA Extension – Section 1 – February 2015
Date/Time: February 28, 2015 9am-5pm
Description:

 Designed for students who are preparing to take the LARE Section 1: Project and Construction Administration, this workshop covers the knowledge and skills associated with regulations, contracts, and construction administration processes. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

Location:  10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Room G33E
Instructors: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Cost: 275 (through 1/28)
Contact Details: Name: Amanda Wesley
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: AWesley@unex.ucla.edu
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UCLA Extension – Section 2 – March 2015
Date/Time: March 1, 2015 9am-5pm
Description:

Designed for students who are preparing to take the LARE Section 2: Inventory and Analysis, this workshop covers the knowledge and skills related to inventory, data gathering, analysis, programming, regional land use planning, site land use planning, and principles of design. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

Location:  10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Room G33E
Instructors: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Cost: 275 (through 2/1)
Contact Details: Name: Amanda Wesley
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: AWesley@unex.ucla.edu
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 PREVIOUS LARE REVIEWS

UCLA Extension – Section 2 – November 2014
Date/Time: November 2, 2014 9am-5pm
Description:

Designed for students who are preparing to take the LARE Section 2: Inventory and Analysis, this workshop covers the knowledge and skills related to inventory, data gathering, analysis, programming, regional land use planning, site land use planning, and principles of design. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

Location:  10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Room G33E
Instructors: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Amanda Wesley
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: AWesley@unex.ucla.edu
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UCLA Extension – Section 1 – November 2014
Date/Time: November 1, 2014 9am-5pm
Description:

 Designed for students who are preparing to take the LARE Section 1: Project and Construction Administration, this workshop covers the knowledge and skills associated with regulations, contracts, and construction administration processes. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

Location:  10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Room G33E
Instructors: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Amanda Wesley
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: AWesley@unex.ucla.edu
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Northern California - Section 3 - October 2014
Date/Time: October 31 - November 2, 2014
Description: This workshop covers exam background, site planning and design skills applicable to the LARE, interpretation and use of third party information, graphic techniques, resource conservation and management, properties and selection of materials. 294 page syllabus. 201 practice questions. The classes cover exam formats, tips and tricks, and feature programmed instruction focusing on developing the skills needed to solve every known type of technical task required on these sections of the LARE. The format of the classes are lecture, short tests, and question and answer.
Location: LaQuinta Inn, 920 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710
Instructors: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture
Phone Number: 510-528-0375
Email Address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net
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Seattle - Section 4 - October 2014
Date/Time: October 24 - 26, 2014
Description: Section 4 Bootcamp covers exam background, grading & drainage skills applicable to the LARE, interpretation and use of third party information, sedimentation and erosion control, irrigation systems, and the use and detailing of construction materials. 457 page syllabus. 190 practice questions. For more course content information, see link below or e-mail Rayfreeman3@comcast.net.
Location: Red Lion Hotel, 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Washington.
Instructors: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Email Address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net
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UCLA Extension – Section 3 – October 2014
Date/Time: October 19, 2014 9am-5pm
Description:

 Designed for students preparing to take LARE Section 3: Design. This workshop covers the knowledge and skills required for site design from principles of design and initial programming through preliminary design stages. Revised exam includes analysis, details, and design materials. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

Location:  10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Room G33E
Instructors: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Amanda Wesley
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: AWesley@unex.ucla.edu
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Northern California - Section 4 – October 2014
Date/Time: October 17 - 19, 2014
Description:

This workshop covers exam background, grading & drainage skills applicable to the LARE, interpretation and use of third party information, construction document drawings and specifications, sedimentation and erosion control, stormwater management, irrigation systems, and the use and detailing of construction materials. 457 page syllabus. 190 practice questions. The classes cover exam formats, tips and tricks, and feature programmed instruction focusing on developing the skills needed to solve every known type of technical task required on these sections of the LARE.  The format of the classes are lecture, short tests, and question and answer.

Location: LaQuinta Inn, 920 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA  94710
Instructors: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture
Phone Number: 510-528-0375
Email Address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net

UCLA Extension – Section 4 – October 2014
Date/Time: October 17 - 18, 2014
Description:

 Designed for students preparing to take LARE Section 4: Construction Documentation. This workshop covers the knowledge and skills for preparing plans, including demolition, grading, drainage, planting, and stormwater management. Also covers construction documentation and specifications. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

Location:  10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Room G33E
Instructors: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Amanda Wesley
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: AWesley@unex.ucla.edu
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NC State University - Section 4 - October 2014
Date/Time: October 10 - 12, 2014
Description:

Section 4 Bootcamp:Through lecture, group discussion, and practice exercises, this intensive three-day course focuses on preparing students to take LARE Section 4: Grading, Drainage & Construction Documentation. The course includes a look at how this section is organized, what material is typically covered on the exam, and strategy tips for the various question formats. The course covers the fundamentals of grading and drainage, and problem solving techniques applied to example exercises using the new Advanced Item Type problem format. Each student will receive a course syllabus containing approximately 340 pages of information pertinent to Section 4, a minimum of 30 AIT type exercises which involve graphical solutions of grading and drainage problems, and at least 100 multiple choice questions.  

 

Location: NC State University College of Design, Raleigh, NC
Instructors: Ray Freeman, ASLA, RLA, CPESC
Contact Details: Name: Ray Freeman
Email Address: rayfreeman3@comcast.net

Name: Jean Marie Livaudais
Email Address: jm_livaudais@ncsu.edu
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New York – All Sections – September 2014
Date/Time: September 20 - 21, 2014
Description: Landscape architects who have recently passed the LARE teach this one or two-day prep course. They will review material and practice problems, including the new test format, and share with you the latest in study techniques, test-taking tips, and an understanding of the general content of each section. The ASLA-NY LARE Review begins with an overview of the new test format and gaining licensure in New York and neighboring states. The remaining Saturday sessions focus on how to prepare for Sections 1 (Project and Construction Administration) and Section 2 (Inventory and Analysis). The Sunday session covers Section 3 (Design) and Section 4 (Grading, Drainage and Construction Documentation). Participants may register for the entire course (both Saturday and Sunday) or for either day. Both days start off with a hearty continental breakfast included in the registration fee. Lunch is on your own. Sponsored by Maglin Site Furniture.
Location: Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture – 141 Convent Avenue, New York NY 1003
Instructors: Nicholas Pettinati, ASLA and Patty McKee, ASLA (Saturday) and Desiree Fumento, ASLA, and Tristan Porto (Sunday)
Contact Details: Name: Amy Verel, ASLA
Email Address: LARE@aslany.org
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Texas - UT Arlington - Section 3 - June 2014
Date/Time: June 28 - 29, 2014
Description: The class format will use hands on vignettes to prepare for “drag and drop” and multiple choice structure. Workshop limited to first 12 registrations for maximum one-on-one work with instructor. Breakfast, lunches and binders of instructional materials provided. Students should bring same materials as for exam – pencils, tracing paper, calculator, etc.
Location: Room 201 UTA Architecture Building, 601 West Nedderman Drive. Visit the University web site at www.uta.edu for directions and parking information.
Instructors: Joe Pack, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Joe Pack, ASLA
Phone Number: (214) 244-4283
Email Address: joepacktx@msn.com
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UCLA Extension – Section 2 – June 2014
Date/Time: June 22, 2014 9am - 5pm
Description: See November 2014/ February 2015 offerings for details.
Location:

 10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Room G33E

Instructors: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Amanda Wesley
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: AWesley@unex.ucla.edu
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Texas - UT Arlington - Section 4 - June 2014
Date/Time: June 21 - 21, 2014
Description:

 The class format will use hands on vignettes to prepare for “drag and drop” and multiple choice structure. Workshop limited to first 12 registrations for maximum one-on-one work with instructor. Breakfast, lunches and binders of instructional materials provided. Students should bring same materials as for exam – pencils, tracing paper, calculator, etc

Location:

 Room 201 UTA Architecture Building, 601 West Nedderman Drive. Visit the University web site at www.uta.edu for directions and parking information.

Instructors: John R. Fain, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: John Fain, ASLA
Phone Number: (817) 683-5043
Email Address: jfainlan@swbell.net
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UCLA Extension – Section 1 – June 2014
Date/Time: June 21, 2014 9am-5pm
Description:

See November 2014/February 2015 offerings for details.

Location:

 10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Room G33E

Instructors: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Amanda Wesley
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: AWesley@unex.ucla.edu
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Northern California - Section 4 - June 2014
Date/Time: June 20 - 22, 2014
Description: This workshop covers exam background, grading & drainage skills applicable to the LARE, interpretation and use of third party information, construction document drawings and specifications, sedimentation and erosion control, stormwater management, irrigation systems, and the use and detailing of construction materials. 455 page syllabus. 185 practice questions. The format of the classes are lecture, short tests, and question and answer. More information: Send e-mail to Rayfreeman3@comcast.net
Location:

 LaQuinta Inn, 920 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

Instructors: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture
Phone Number: 510-528-0375
Email Address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net

UCLA Extension – Section 3 – June 2014
Date/Time: June 8, 2014 9am-5pm
Description:

See October 2014/ February 2015 offerings for more information.

Location:

 10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Room G33W

Instructors: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Amanda Wesley
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: AWesley@unex.ucla.edu

Northern California - Sections 1 and 2 - June 2014
Date/Time: June 7 - 8, 2014
Description:  This workshop covers exam background, project management, contracts,
construction administration, construction law, inventory and analysis,
programming, ordinances and codes. 285 page syllabus. 215 practice questions.
More information: Send e-mail to Rayfreeman3@comcast.net


Location:

 LaQuinta Inn, 920 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

Instructors: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture
Phone Number: 510-528-0375
Email Address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net

UCLA Extension – Section 4 – June 2014
Date/Time: June 6 - 7, 2014
Description:


See October 2014/ February 2015 offerings for more information.

Location:

 10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Room G33E

Instructors: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Amanda Wesley
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: AWesley@unex.ucla.edu
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Georgia - All Section Review - June 2014
Date/Time: June 5 - 7, 2014
Description:

 The University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design is sponsoring an LARE review.   All LARE sections will be covered during this review.  Click on "More Information" below to register. 


Location: The review will be held in the Jackson Street Building on the Campus of the University of Georgia.
Instructors: Donnie Longenecker, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Donnie Longenecker
Phone Number: 706-542-4702
Email Address: longneck@uga.edu
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Webinar Series – Section 3 – Ongoing
Date/Time: May 22 - July 31, 2014
Description: Three session program, each session consisting of a pre-recorded webinar plus a live online Q&A session. Session 1: Study Materials Overview and Scheduling Tips (45 minute recording; Live session on May 22 @ 8pm). What to study itemized in detail, and where to locate these materials, plus suggested study schedule 3 or 6 months before the test. Session 2: Content Review (1.5-hour video recording; Live session on June 19 @ 8pm) covers site selection, program development, circulation, ADA, sustainability, material selection, design phases, sequencing and more. Session 3: Test-Taking Strategy (45 minute recording; Live session on July 31 @ 8pm) covers time management for studying and during the exam, using the exam’s computer interface to advantage, sorting questions to maximize left and right brain function, and more.
Location: Online
Instructors: Cheryl Corson, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Cheryl Corson, ASLA
Phone Number: 301-627-1847
Email Address: webinars@cherylcorson.com
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Rhode Island - RI Section - May 2014
Date/Time: May 17, 2014 9am - 12pm
Description:

 Session review Rhode Island Section of the exam. This is one of a set of four review sessions.

Location: Sylvans Nursery
Westport, MA
Instructors: Karen Beck, FASLA
Contact Details: Name: Karen Beck, FASLA
Phone Number: (401) 273-6600 (days)
Email Address: kbeck@commonwealth-eng.com
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Webinar Series – Section 4 – Ongoing
Date/Time: May 15 - July 31, 2014
Description:

Three session program, each session consisting of a pre-recorded webinar plus a live online Q&A session. Session 1 (45 minute recording; Live session on May 15 @ 8pm): Study Materials Overview and Scheduling Tips. What to study itemized in detail, and where to locate these materials, plus suggested study schedule 3 or 6 months before the test. Session 2: Content Review (two-hour video recording; Live session on June 5 @ 8pm): grading, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, roads, specifications, contracts, math and more. Session 3: Test Taking Strategy (45 minute recording; Live session on July 31 @ 8pm) covering time management for studying and during the exam, using the exam’s computer interface to advantage, sorting questions to maximize left and right brain function, and more.

Location: Online
Instructors: Cheryl Corson, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Cheryl Corson, ASLA
Phone Number: 301-627-1847
Email Address: webinars@cherylcorson.com
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Kentucky - All Sections - March 2014
Date/Time: March 21, 2014 8am - 5pm
Description: This session offers up-to-date information and relates to the spectrum of issues one might encounter on the exam. The last thing one wants is to be surprised by the unexpected. The main issue stressed in this preparation session is not so much knowing the material as it is understanding and applying the process in the appropriate manner.   Dr. Nieman has been involved with the licensing exam since 1970 and conducted preparation sessions for many years. He is presently on the ASLA “LARE Preparation Committee” and has taught preparation sessions at the ASLA Annual Meeting for the past nine years as well as at LABASH and in numerous states around the country.
Location:  E.S. Good Barn
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Instructors: Dr. Thomas Nieman, FASLA
Contact Details: Name: Tom Nieman, FASLA
Phone Number: 859/257-3826 or 257-7295
Email Address: tnieman@uky.edu
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Rhode Island - Section 3 - March 2014
Date/Time: March 5, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Description:

 Session review Section 3: Design. This is one of a set of four review sessions.

Location: RISD Bayard Ewing Bldg.
Providence, RI
Instructors: Karen Beck, FASLA
Contact Details: Name: Karen Beck, FASLA
Phone Number: (401) 273-6600 (days)
Email Address: kbeck@commonwealth-eng.com
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Illinois – All Sections - Feb/Mar 2014
Date/Time: February 28 - March 1, 2014
Description: LARE Candidates in the Chicagoland metro area and Great Lakes region are invited to participate in a fast moving session. Section 1 & 2 Friday half day plus Section 3 and 4 Saturday full day provide 1.5 days for the entire exam, or any combination of 4 separate sessions. The session format enables candidates to assess strength and weakness, to preview problem styles, experience drilling, discover success factors as well as hear an over view of exam content to enhance overall exam performance. The session features slides, short video clips, allows for discussion and individual questions using 1 PPI book per session along with supplemental handouts plus customized post session follow-up via email.  The session features one book of study materials per section published by PPI, Inc. Instruction is provided by landscape architects and PPI authors Matt Mathes, ASLA and Erik Sweet, ASLA. Both instructors speak nationally as published authors and experts on LARE content. Matt serves on the ASLA LARE Subcommittee as well as Water Conservation PPN Co-Chair. Erik is an alum guest lecturer at WSU - Pullman and sports facility design expert.
Location:

 ITT Campus - Engineering Building

Instructors: Erik Sweet, ASLA and Matt Mathes, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Kenon Boehm
Email Address: education@il-asla.org
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Northern California - Section 3 – February/March 2014
Date/Time: February 28 - March 2, 2014
Description:

This workshop covers exam background, site planning and design skills applicable to the LARE, interpretation and use of third party information, graphic techniques, resource conservation and management, properties and selection of materials. 285 page syllabus. 200 practice questions. The classes cover exam formats, tips and tricks, and feature programmed instruction focusing on developing the skills needed to solve every known type of technical task required on these sections of the LARE. The format of the classes are lecture, short tests, and question and answer.

Location:

 LaQuinta Inn, 920 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

Instructors: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture
Phone Number: 510-528-0375
Email Address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net

Rhode Island - Section 4 - February 2014
Date/Time: February 19, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Description:

 Session review Section 4: Grading, Drainage and Construction Documentation. This is one of a set of four review sessions.

Location: URI Rodman Hall
Kingston Campus
Instructors: Karen Beck, FASLA
Contact Details: Name: Karen Beck, FASLA
Phone Number: (401) 273-6600 (days)
Email Address: kbeck@commonwealth-eng.com
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Rhode Island - Exam Overview- February 2014
Date/Time: February 15, 2014 10am- 1pm
Description: Session to include full exam overview; study/exam-taking tips; and information on the RI state section of the exam.  This is one of a set of four review sessions.
Location: RISD Bayard Ewing Bldg.
Providence, RI
Instructors: Karen Beck, FASLA
Contact Details: Name: Karen Beck
Phone Number: (401) 273-6600 (days)
Email Address: kbeck@commonwealth-eng.com
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Northern California - Section 4 – February 2014
Date/Time: February 14 - 16, 2014
Description:

This workshop covers exam background, grading & drainage skills applicable to the LARE, interpretation and use of third party information, construction document drawings and specifications, sedimentation and erosion control, stormwater management, irrigation systems, and the use and detailing of construction materials. 380 page syllabus. 170 practice questions. The classes cover exam formats, tips and tricks, and feature programmed instruction focusing on developing the skills needed to solve every known type of technical task required on these sections of the LARE. The format of the classes are lecture, short tests, and question and answer.

Location:

 LaQuinta Inn, 920 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

Instructors: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture
Phone Number: 510-528-0375
Email Address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net

UCLA Extension – Section 4 – February 2014
Date/Time: February 7 - 8, 2014
Description: Designed for students preparing to take LARE Section 4: Construction Documentation. This workshop covers the knowledge and skills for preparing plans, including demolition, grading, drainage, planting, and stormwater management. Also covers construction documentation and specifications. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.
Location:  10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Room G33E
Instructors: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Amanda Wesley
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: AWesley@unex.ucla.edu
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Texas - UT Arlington - Section 3 Workshop - Nov 2013
Date/Time: November 16 - 17, 2013
Description: See June 2014 listing for details
Location:

 

 

Instructors: Joe Pack, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Joe Pack, ASLA
Phone Number: 214.244.4283
Email Address: joepacktx@msn.com

Texas - UT Arlington - Section 4 Workshop - Nov 2013
Date/Time: November 9 - 10, 2013
Description: See June 2014 listing for details.

 

Instructors: John Fain, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: John Fain, ASLA

Illinois – All Sections - October 2013
Date/Time: October 26, 2013 8:00am - 5:00pm
Description:

See February 2014 session for more details.

Location: IIT College of Architecture, 3360 S. State Street,  Chicago, IL 60616
Instructors: Matt Mathes, ASLA, PLA
Contact Details: Name: Matt Mathes, ASLA, PLA
Phone Number: 425-894-5505
Email Address: msmathes@gmail.com
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Northern California - Sections 1&2 – October 2013
Date/Time: October 26 - 27, 2013
Description: This workshop covers exam background, project management, contracts,construction administration, construction law, inventory and analysis,programming, ordinances and codes. 260 page syllabus. 200 practice questions.
Location: LaQuinta Inn, 920 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA  94710
Instructors: Ray Freeman, ASLA, CPESC 413, RLA CA 3722, MA 928, NC 356
Contact Details: Name: Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture
Phone Number: 510-528-0375
Email Address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net
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Wisconsin - Section 4 – October 2013
Date/Time: October 11 - 13, 2013
Description:

This workshop covers exam background, grading & drainage skills applicable to the LARE, interpretation and use of third party information, construction document drawings and specifications, sedimentation and erosion control, irrigation systems, and the use and detailing of construction materials.  400 page syllabus. 130 practice questions.For more information email Rayfreeman3@comcast.net and specify 'Kenosha'.

 

Location:

Best Western Executive Inn, 7220  122nd Avenue, Kenosha, WI  53142.   Rooms $60/night + tax. Reserve thru hotel until 10/1/2013 under Freeman & Jewell LARE Review. Reservations after 10/1 rate is $100/night. (262) 857-7699

 

Instructors: Ray Freeman ASLA, CPESC 413, RLA CA 3722, MA 928, NC 356
Contact Details: Name: Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture
Phone Number: 510-528-0375
Email Address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net
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New York - All Sections - September 2013
Date/Time: September 28 - 29, 2013
Description: Landscape architects who have recently passed the test teach this two-day prep course. They will review material and practice problems, including the new test format, and share with you the latest in study techniques, test-taking tips, and an understanding of the general content of each section.  Saturday includes an overview of the exam and focus on Sections 1 & 2.  Sunday's session covers Sections 3 & 4.
Location: Location: Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
The City College of New York
141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Instructors: Michael Spina, Associate ASLA; Tristan Porto, Associate ASLA, RLA; Kate Kane, ASLA; Mary Nunn, Associate ASLA, RLA
Contact Details: Name: Mary Nunn, Associate ASLA
Email Address: nunn.mary@gmail.com
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Michigan - All Sections - September 2013
Date/Time: September 12 - 12, 2013
Description:

The Michigan ASLA Chapter is pleased to present LARE Review at the Michigan ASLA Annual Conference. Join us for a fast moving session that utilizes a proven affordable format.   Morning session:  Brief overview of LARE  and 1 hour review of Sections 1 & 2 includes a slide presentation and hand-outs included with conference registration.  Afternoon session: 4 hour review of Sections 3 & 4 includes one book of PPI study materials per section.

 

Location:

The Henry Center

3535 Forest Road

Lansing, Michigan 48910

Instructors: Matt Mathes, ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Joane Slusky, Associate ASLA
Email Address: joane@junosolutions.us

Name: Matt Mathes, ASLA
Email Address: msmathes@gmail.com

Wisconsin - All sections - August 2013
Date/Time: August 17 - 17, 2013
Description: The WIASLA will be offering an LARE Candidate Review Session that will cover all of the sections and format changes. If you are planning to begin the licensing process or already taken some of the exam sections, then consider registering for this hands-on review. The review session we offer is up-to-date and relates to the spectrum of issues one might encounter on the exam. The main issue stressed in this review is not so much knowing material as it is understanding and applying the process in the appropriate manner.
Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens (Located in Whitnall Park)
9400 Boerner Drive
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Instructors: Thomas Nieman, FASLA, Phd.
Contact Details: Name: Thomas Nieman, FASLA, Phd. (content)
Email Address: tnieman@uky.edu

Name: Tom Kindschi, ASLA (WIASLA)
Email Address: tkindschi@hntb.com

Name: Eleanor Brandt, Associate ASLA (WIASLA)
Email Address: brandt.eleanor@gmail.com
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Cornell University - Section 4 - July 2013
Date/Time: July 18 - 19, 2013
Description:  Cornell University is offering an intensive two-day workshop designed to prepare students to take LARE Section 4, including the fundamentals of site grading and drainage system engineering. The course will provide an overview and discussion of the exam's new format and content. Students will review the specific skills the questions are intended to evaluate, discuss test-taking strategies, and identify traps in answering various problem types. Instructors will also review the new "drag-and-drop" advanced item types and use earlier test formats as practice examples. The course will briefly cover the entirety of Section 4 of the LARE with emphasis on grading, drainage, and construction detailing.
Location: Cornell University
Instructors: Michele Palmer, ASLA and Tom Breiten, Associate ASLA
Contact Details: Name: Cornell Univ. Prof. Studies
Email Address: cusp@cornell.edu
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Alexandria, VA - All Sections - June 2013
Date/Time: June 21 - 22, 2013
Description: Sponsored by the ASLA Virginia, Potomac, and Maryland Chapters, this two-day session will review all four sections of the exam.  Friday’s session (1:30pm - 5:00pm) will review Section 1 (Project and Construction Management) and Section 2 (Inventory and Analysis).  Saturday’s session (9:30 am - 4:00 pm) will review Section 3 (Design) and Section 4 (Grading, Drainage and Construction Documentation). Lunch will be provided on Saturday. Drinks and snacks will be available throughout the session.
Location: Virginia Tech Alexandria Center
1021 Prince Street  Room 305
Alexandria , VA 22314

Instructors: Thomas Nieman, PhD., FASLA
Contact Details: Name: Mary Kidd
Phone Number: 804.523.2901
Email Address: mary.kidd@vaasla.org
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New York - All Sections - June 2013
Date/Time: June 1 - 2, 2013
Description: For more information, see September 2013 offering.

Location:

Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
The City College of New York 

 

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University of Kentucky - Spring 2013
Date/Time: May 3 - 3, 2013
Description: The session we offer is up-to-date, comprehensive and relates to the spectrum of issues one might encounter on the exam. The main issue stressed in this preparation session is not so much knowing the material as it is understanding and applying the process in the appropriate manner.
Location:

 University of Kentucky

Instructors: Dr. Thomas Nieman, FASLA
Contact Details: Name: Tom Nieman
Phone Number: 859.257.3826
Email Address: tnieman@uky.edu

Name: Alternate contact
Phone Number: 859.257.7295
Email Address: LADUG@uky.edu
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Mississippi State University- All Sections - February 2013
Date/Time: February 16 - 16, 2013
Description: The new L.A.R.E. promises a more relevant, defensible, and efficient experience toward licensure from the streamlined registration process to fully computerized test administration. This review/workshop will provide you with a better understanding of the new exam format including but not limited to how it will be administered, what content will be tested, and the new exam question types. Moreover, since the content that is subject to has not changed, this review will provide a summary (both verbal and in writing) of the contents for Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4, and will provide candidates with a set of the exam preparation and study strategies.
Contact Details: Name: Jerry Hill
Email Address: Jwh372@msstate.edu


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