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LARE Prep Resources

ASLA Resources include sample questions for each section of the exam.  These samples have been provided directly by CLARB:
•    Section 1: Project and Construction Management
•    Section 2: Inventory and Analysis
•    Section 3: Design
•    Section 4: Grading, Drainage, and Construction Documentation

 Section 3 Review Materials: Includes an outline of Section 3 content and helpful study tips.

Section 4 Review Materials – Part 1 Contents: 
•    LARE Section 4 Overview and Specifications
•    Universal Slope Calculator
•    Contours: Some Basic Rules and Considerations
•    Basic Surveying Terms
•    Soil Basics
•    Grading a Roadway
•    Flow Calculations
•    2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
•    Construction Materials

Section 4 Review Materials – Part 2 Contents:
•    High Point on a Swale Problem & Solution
•    Site Layout using Coordinates
•    Pipe Underdrain Problem & Solution
•    Roadway Grading Problem & Solution
•    Roadway Site Distance
•    Storm Sewer Calculations (2 examples)

ASLA also continues to make Sample Vignettes available to exam candidates.  While vignette problems no longer appear on the exam in this format, the exam content did not change and the advanced item types still require candidates to perform these tasks, making the sample vignettes a useful preparation tool.  Guides are available to demonstrate how the vignettes can best be used to study for the current format.

For LARE prep review sessions, see the main ASLA LARE prep webpage.  In addition to future sessions, the site lists archived sessions because many chapters provide a similar review session each year.  If there is not a class scheduled, candidates may want to contact a chapter that has provided a session in the past to find out if another is planned.

The CLARB website offers a number of exam resources to help candidates better understand what to expect on each section of the LARE.   If you have a specific question about the LARE process or procedures contact CLARB at

CLARB Resources include:  

  • Exam specifications for each section of the LARE. 
  • Study reference list
  • LARE Orientation Guide
  • Video that provides orientation to the testing centers
  • Video describing the LARE, including a preview of all item types  


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