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Berkley - Project and Construction Management Inventory and Analysis

7/20/2019 - 7/21/2019

Through lecture, group discussion, and practice tests, this intensive two-day course focuses on preparing students to take the LARE, concentrating on sections 1 and 2 of the exam as well as providing a detailed overview of the exam structure.
The course includes an in-depth overview of the exam and exam specific test taking tips. We also cover fundamentals of the impact of a wide variety of typical issues and challenges which affect design and construction processes, as well as regulatory and professional practice impacts on Landscape Architecture. Each student will receive a course binder containing approximately 310 pages of information pertinent to the exam, and 285 practice questions, focusing on sections 1 and 2. These materials have been reorganized for the new (2017) exam format. Each participant will need to bring the following supplies: • Engineers scale
• Pencils or leadholders and erasers
• Highlighter
• Calculator with square root capability
• NotepadSaturday-Sunday. July 20-21, 2019. 8:30 am-6:00 pm. Registration closes July 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm.
Location: LaQuinta Inn and Suites, 920 University Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94702. A map and directions will be furnished upon enrollment.Course fees are as follows: (Note: Eventbrite Fees are not included ($17-20 per class)
Sections 1&2: $350 (2 days)Questions?  Go to https://www.sarahgronquist.com. For specific information or questions, email: sarah@sarahgronquist.com
(this is the preferred method for contact)
Phone (510) 495-5369.
Please leave an e-mail address for replies.Complimentary soft drinks, coffee, tea, and water are provided as part of the course. Light snacks are provided at breaks.
Caltrans has recognized these courses as being eligible for reimbursement as an education/professional development expense.

Sacramento - LARE Study Session

7/21/2019 - 7/21/2019

Studying for the LARE?

Come join Sierra Chapter’s Emerging Professionals Groups for a group study session. We will begin the event with a practice test, and conclude with time for group discussion and questions.

The event is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to epg@alsa-sierra.org

For Sierra Chapter members, please e-mail EPG@asla-sierra.org  showing you are registered to take the LARE and which section, and EPG will purchase you one ProProfs practice test to take at the event and for your use after, please bring your own laptop. For non-members EPG will have a section one practice exam available for all to take, or you can bring your own study material or practice exam.  

Sunday, July 21, 2019
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
AIA Central Valley
1400 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Register here by June 24, 2019 at 6pm

Berkley - Section 4 Bootcamp: Grading, Drainage & Construction Documentation

6/28/2019 - 6/30/2019

Through lecture, group discussion, and practice exercises, this intensive three-day course focuses on preparing students to take Section 4 of the Landscape Architects Registration Examination. This course includes a look at what material is typically covered on the exam and strategy tips on the new advanced item types. The course will include a short refresher on the fundamentals of grading and drainage. We will focus on building and reinforcing skills essential to successfully completing section 4 of the LARE. Each student will receive a syllabus and separate problem packages containing over 515 pages of information pertinent to Section 4, a minimum
of 210 test questions and 42 Advanced Item Type problems. Lectures, practice tests, practice exercises, question and answer sessions are part of the class.Each participant will need to bring the following supplies: • Engineers scale
• Small 45 & 30/60 triangles (optional)
• Drafting tape
• Pencils or leadholders and erasers
• Highlighter
• Calculator with square root capability
• 12-inch roll of tracing paper
• NotepadFriday -Saturday-Sunday, June 28-30, 2019. 8:30 am-6:30 pm. Registration closes June 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Location: La Quinta Inn and Suites, 920 University Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94702.
A map and directions will be furnished upon enrollment.Instruction by Sarah Gronquist, ASLACourse fees are as follows: (Note: Eventbrite Fees are not included ($17-20 per class)
Section 4: $450 (3 days)Questions?  Go to https://www.sarahgronquist.com. For specific information or questions, email: sarah@sarahgronquist.com
(this is the preferred method for contact)
Phone (510) 495-5369.
Please leave an e-mail address for replies.Complimentary soft drinks, coffee, tea, and water are provided as part of the course. Light snacks are provided at breaks.
Caltrans has recognized these courses as being eligible for reimbursement as an education/professional development expense.

Sacramento - LARE Study Session-Section 4

6/30/2019 - 6/30/2019

Studying for the LARE?
Sierra Chapter’s Emerging Professionals Groups is hosting a lecture on LARE section four. The lecture will be given by Jessamyn Lett, who recently passed Section 4 and Meredith Branstad, practicing Landscape Architect and Grading and Drainage Lecturer at UC Davis. Jessamyn will discuss the testing experience, study techniques, and what to expect. Meredith will review grading practice problems and discuss technical approach to this problem type.
Free for Sierra Chapter ASLA members, $5 for all other attendees.

Snacks will be provided.

Sunday, June 30, 2019
1:00 PM  4:00 PM
AIA Central Valley
1400 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

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UCLA Extension

Los Angeles, Section 1

3/2/2019 - 3/2/2019

Workshop covers the LARE Section 1: Project and Construction Administration: regulations, contracts, and construction administration processes. Class runs from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door. Location: 1010 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA Instructor: Angela Woodward, ASLAContact details: Melissa McDonaldPhone number: 310-825-9414Email address: mmcdonald@unex.ucla.edu Cost: $337  

UCLA Extension

Los Angeles, Section 2

3/3/2019 - 3/3/2019

Workshop covers LARE Section 2: Inventory and Analysis: knowledge and skills related to inventory, data gathering, analysis, programming, regional land use planning, site land use planning, and principles of design.  Class runs from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

Location: 1010 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 
Instructor: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact details: Melissa McDonald
Phone number: 310-825-9414
Email address: mmcdonald@unex.ucla.edu
Cost: $337

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CT ASLA Section 3 Review Session (New Haven)

4/6/2019 - 4/6/2019

The Connecticut ASLA Emerging Professionals section will be hosting a review session for Section 3 of the LARE on Saturday, April 6 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The session will be held at 85 Willow Street in New Haven at the offices of TPA Design Group.CTASLA members may attend at no cost thanks to generous sponsorship by Anova, O&G Earth Products Showcase, illuminate, and Richard Bergmann Architects.  Members of other ASLA chapters are also welcome to attend for a suggested donation of $40, payable to CTASLA. All attendees are invited to come out to Archie Moore’s afterwards for a post-session happy hour, courtesy of our sponsors.This review session will focus on Section 3, but will include elements of other exam material as part of guided review questions. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions of their own to ask. Can’t attend this time? Stay tuned for additional review sessions in July and November!

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2019 LARE Review Seminar

3/1/2019 - 3/2/2019

The LARE Review Seminar will cover all aspects of the current LARE exam including: basic overview of the current format; tips on how to tackle single response, multiple response, drag and drop, and hot spot questions; critical study topics for all sections; best study resources; and exam-day tips.  Attendees will gain valuable information from a broad mix of instructors with many years of professional and academic experience, as well as firsthand advice from recent test takers.

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University of Georgia, Section 1-4

Georgia LARE Review 2019

6/6/2019 - 6/8/2019

The University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design is sponsoring a LARE review. All LARE sections will be covered.  See website for additional details, including schedule and registration.All four sections: $460Georgia Exam Study Guide: $60
Section 1: $85, Section 2: $85, Section 3: $170, Section 4: $170
In addition to the lecture materials, each participant will be given a separate study manual for each section that is designed to serve as a take-home guide to focus their studying efforts.
Section 1 includes breakfast & lunch
Section 2 includes lunch & afternoon break
Sections 3 & 4 includes breakfast, lunch, & afternoon break
To avoid late charges, all registration fees must be paid on or before May 31.

Location: Jackson Street Building, University of Georgia.
Contact Details: Donnie Longenecker, ASLA
Phone Number: 706-542-4702
Email Address: longneck@uga.edu

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ILASLA Winter LARE Session

ILASLA Winter LARE Session

2/17/2018 - 2/18/2018

LARE Candidates in the Chicagoland metro area and in the Great Lakes region are invited to participate in a two track prep session at the IIT Campus hosted by Illinois ASLA Chapter and lunch sponsored by Kettlekamp & Kettlekamp. Section 1 & 2 Saturday is a half day discussion format. Section 3 and 4 are half day for each section. Attend Section 1, 2 & 4 or Section 3 & 4 tracks for combination of separate sessions all day. The session format enables candidates to assess strength and weakness, to preview problem styles, experience drilling, discover success factors as well as hear an overview of exam content to enhance overall exam performance. The Section 3 & 4 session features slides, videos, discussion, individual questions, along with supplemental handouts plus customized post session follow-up emails.

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Kentucky - All Section Review

7/20/2018 - 7/21/2018

KY ASLA is hosting a preparation session that covers all sections of the exam. The session we offer is up-to-date 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. Thomas Nieman, FASLA has been involved with the licensing exam since 1970 and conducted preparation sessions for many years at the ASLA Annual Meeting as well as LABASH, and in numerous states around the country.  
Cost: $103.00.  Location: Gresham Smith + Partners, Whiskey Row, 111 West Main, Suite 201, Louisville, KY 40202

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Maryland LARE Review

10/5/2018 - 10/6/2018

Friday session 6pm-9pm (General overview of the LARE process and Section 1: Project & Construction Management)

Saturday session 9am-6pm (Sections 1, 2, and 3)

This review session is up-to-date 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.  If you have questions about the exam, whether it be the process or the material, it would be advantageous to participate in this session.  Preparation truly is more than half the battle.

Instructor: Thomas Nieman, FASLA.
Location: VECTORWORKS (7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, MD 21046)

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Michigan ASLA LARE Review and Prep Session

5/11/2019 - 5/11/2019

LARE candidates are invited to participate in a prep session at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, hosted by Michigan Chapter ASLA.  Candidates may attend separate sessions or all four sections for a full day.  The session format enables candidates to assess strengths and weaknesses, to review problem styles, discover success factors, as well as hear an overview of exam content to enhance overall exam performance.  Instructor: Matt Mathes, PLA, ASLA.  For questions, contact Dana at education@michiganasla.org. 

For the agenda, click here.

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New Jersey 2017

3/12/2017 - 3/12/2017

If you are in the LARE process or just starting to plan for it, this lively LARE Prep workshop will help you focus your efforts. Cheryl Corson passed the LARE in 2013 and is passionate about helping others through the process. She can help you narrow down your study materials, dissect multiple response questions, and keep a positive attitude throughout the process. The workshop will address the new subject organization effective in the April exam. This event is held in conjunction with the NJASLA Annual Meeting, but Registration for the Annual Meeting is separate.   This program is not a part of the Annual Meeting.

 LARE Registration fee of $190.00 includes lunch in the Expo hall with vendors. The workshop runs from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (lunch from 1:00-2:00 pm). Bring your PayPal confirmation to the Wildwood Ballroom registration desk at 777 Harrah's Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Workshop will begin promptly at 9:30 am. For questions, contact Cheryl Corson.

 

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2019 OCASLA LARE Exam Preparation Session

9/28/2019 - 9/28/2019

The Ohio Chapter of the ASLA invites LARE Candidates to participate in a prep session at MKSK Studios on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. The session format enables candidates to assess strength and weakness, to preview problem styles, experience drilling, discover success factors as well as hear an overview of exam content to enhance overall exam performance. The Section 3 & 4 session features slides, videos, discussion, individual questions, 1 PPI book per session along with supplemental handouts plus customized post-session follow-up emails.The sessions are a proven, affordable format featuring one book of study materials per exam section published by PPI, Inc. The proven course format addresses the full spectrum of experience and learning styles providing success for over 1,000 successful candidates since 2008, including 100 candidates from 2016 to date.Instruction is provided by landscape architect and PPI author Matt Mathes, PLA, ASLA. Break Out StructureWork session 1: Sections 1-2 - 8:00am – 10:00am (Breakfast included)Work session 2: Section 3 - 10:00am – 12:00pm (Lunch included)Work session 3: Section 4 - 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Lunch included)Prices for LARE Exam Prep Session w/ Matt MathesWork session 1 - $50 member // $75 non-memberWork session 2 - $50 member // $75 non-memberWork session 3 - $100 member // $125 non-memberFull Day (Includes Worksession 1-3) - $175 // $250Registration closes Friday, September 20th at 5:00 pmAbsolutely No Refunds 

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PA-DE ASLA LARE Review Course

4/12/2019 - 4/13/2019

“This review covers everything you need to know in order to prepare for, take, and pass the four (4) sections of the LARE. I am asking that you bring your laptops as I will provide a USB with about “2 megs” of data (books, study material and sample tests) that will guide you in the right direction.  The session will open with a segment that dispels common myths, misconceptions and outright mistruths about the exam. I will then proceed to help you develop an approach to success. How to prepare. What materials to use and how to use them. How to answer various item types. And, ultimately, how to PASS.  This course will be presented by Thomas J. Nieman, PhD, FASLA
  Friday, April 12 - 6:00pm-9:00pm
  Saturday, April 13 - 9:00am-5:00pm    Double Tree by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry  Cranberry, PA    ASLA Member: $100 One Day/ $175 Two Day/ $275 Full Conference  Non-Member: $175 One Day/ $225 Two Day/ $325 Full Conference

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Studying for the LARE? Join RIASLA's informal weekly study group on to share experience, notes, and drinks!

6/6/2019 - 5/28/2020

Study group is every Thursday at 6:00pm at Riffraff bookstore and bar (60 Valley St #107A, Providence).
Members & non-members welcome. Contact lindsey.a.langenburg@gmail.com with questions or to be added to the email list and google group.

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Tennessee LARE Prep 2017

6/2/2017 - 6/3/2017

TNASLA is hosting LARE Review course on June 2-3, 2017.  Dr. Thomas Nieman, FASLA will be providing a review of all four sections for the two day session.

Location: 214 Oceanside Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

Cost: $75/day or $125 for both days.

See link for additional details including registration form.

 

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University of Texas at Arlington

Texas, Section 3

3/2/2019 - 3/3/2019

The class format will use vignettes and other proven methods 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. $325 per workshop; $600 for both workshops
 
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: Joe Pack, ASLA
Phone number: (214) 244-4283
Email address: joepacktx@msn.com

University of Texas at Arlington

Texas, Section 4

2/23/2019 - 2/24/2019

The class format will use vignettes and other proven methods 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.  $325 per session; $600 for both sessions.

Location: Room 201 UTA Architecture Building, 601 West Nedderman Drive. Visit the University web site at www.uta.edu for directions and parking information.
Instructor: John R. Fain, ASLA
Contact details: John Fain, ASLA
Phone number: (817) 683-5043
Email address: johnfainasla@gmail.com

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ASLA Washington - Seattle

11/2/2018 - 11/2/2018

The WASLA Student + Emerging Professionals Committee will be hosting an LARE Preparatory Session in Seattle, WA for Section 1: Project and Construction Management.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the participants.

Registration is open to all regardless of WASLA membership or location. Space is limited space so don't delay registering. Early bird pricing ends September 10th. Registration ends on October 26th.

Thank you to our sponsors Victor Stanley, Redfin, and Pacific Lighting Systems!

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ASLA Washington - Seattle

11/3/2018 - 11/3/2018

The WASLA Student + Emerging Professionals Committee will be hosting an LARE Preparatory Session in Seattle, WA for Section 4: Grading, Drainage and Construction Documents. Cheryl Corson of Corson Learning (corsonlearning.com) will be leading the prep sessions. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the participants.

Registration is open to all regardless of WASLA membership or location. Space is limited space so don't delay registering. Early bird pricing ends September 10th. Registration ends on October 26th.

Thank you to our sponsors Victor Stanley, Redfin, and Pacific Lighting Systems!

 

 

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