Become a Landscape Architect


Become a Licensed
Landscape Architect

In recognition of the impact of the landscape architecture profession on public health, safety, and welfare, states regulate landscape architects through licensure.

Learn more about state licensure laws and regulations and contact your state licensing board.

Use the PLA designation to show the world you are a licensed landscape architect. For more information see ASLA's public policy (pdf) and FAQ (pdf) on the PLA post-nominal letter.


Stay Licensed

Thirty states require licensed landscape architects to complete continuing education in order to maintain a license. The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) has established landscape architecture continuing education standards, and offers access to a range of educational opportunities, including distance education courses, in the U.S. and Canada.

Continuing education opportunities:

• ASLA Research Reports

• ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture Magazine

• Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES)

• Online Learning


ASLA Membership