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The Quest for Licensure: Part III
Taking the LARE is only the beginning of the licensure process, an ongoing part of professional development.
By Heather Hammatt, ASLA

Fifteen of the 45 states that currently offer the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) require that candidates pass all five sections within a limited number of attempts. Fortunately for me, Maryland, where I took the exam, is not one of them.

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After weeks of anticipation, the results of my first attempt to conquer the LARE finally arrived in my mailbox in late September. I passed three out of five sections, putting Section A: Legal and Administrative Aspects of Practice, Section B: Analytical Aspects of Practice, and Section C: Planning and Site Design behind me. My own personal "road to licensure" will continue to challenge me, with section D: Structural Considerations, Materials, and Methods and Section E: Grading, Drainage, and Storm Water Management still unaccomplished. However, the format and testing environment are now demystified. I will be able to face the remaining challenge next June bolstered by the wisdom of experience.

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