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ASLA Central States Conference - LARE

Central States ASLA Conference LARE Review

4/13/2016 - 4/14/2016

A LARE Review Prep Course will be offered at this year’s Central States ASLA conference.  Dr. Thomas Nieman, FASLA, a nationally recognized as a leader in facilitating study techniques for emerging professionals who are approaching LARE testing, will be teaching the LARE Review Sessions.  To register for either day or the entire review, visit the Conference Registration page.  All participants for LARE review are required to provide their own laptop computer for the review sessions. Access to electricity and a jump drive with review information will be provided.Sessions will be as follows:Wednesday, April 13, 5:00p – 8:00pIntro to LARE: How to Study, How to Take the TestSection 1Section 2 (partial) Thursday, April 14, 8:00a – 5:15pSection 2 (complete)Section 3Section 4Practice Drills 

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Northern California, Sections 1 and 2

11/4/2017 - 11/5/2017

This workshop covers exam background, project management, contracts, bidding, construction administration, construction law, sustainable practices, inventory and analysis, programming, ordinances, codes and land use regulations. 300 page syllabus. 285 practice questions. The classes cover exam formats, tips and tricks, and feature programmed instruction focusing on developing the knowledge and skills needed to pass these sections of the LARE. The format of the classes is lecture, short tests, and question and answer.Location: LaQuinta Inn, 920 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710
Instructor: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Cost: through 10/31 $350; after 10/31: $375 (note: costs are exclusive of Eventbrite fees)
Contact details: Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture
Email address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net  (contact for more information on workshop)
Website: https://www.freeman-jewell.com

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UCLA - LARE Section 1: An Intensive Review

11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017

Date/Time: 9am-5pm

Description: Workshop covers the LARE Section 1: Project and Construction Administration: regulations, contracts, and construction administration processes. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door. Taught by Angela Woodward, ASLA, landscape architect (CA 2126). For over 8 years Angela has taught LARE Prep classes. She has been on the national ASLA LARE Prep Committee for the past 5 years, and taught LARE Prep courses at numerous ASLA conferences.

Cost: $ 337

All sessions are in Westwood Village in Los Angeles, CA. Adjacent to UCLA Campus

Location: 10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Contact Details:
Melissa McDonald
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: mmcdonald@unex.ucla.edu
More Information: uclaextension.edu

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UCLA - LARE Section 2: An Intensive Review

11/12/2017 - 11/12/2017

Time: 9am-5pm  

Description: 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.  Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door. Taught by Angela Woodward, ASLA, landscape architect (CA 2126). For over 8 years Angela has taught LARE Prep classes. She has been on the national ASLA LARE Prep Committee for the past 5 years, and taught LARE Prep courses at numerous ASLA conferences.
 
Cost: $ 337 

All sessions are in Westwood Village in Los Angeles, CA. Adjacent to UCLA Campus
Location: 10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
 
Contact Details: 
Melissa McDonald
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: mmcdonald@unex.ucla.edu  

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UCLA - LARE Section 3: An Intensive Review

11/5/2017 - 11/5/2017

Time: 9am-5pm
 
Description: Workshop covers LARE Section 3: Design: 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. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door. Taught by Angela Woodward, ASLA, landscape architect (CA 2126). For over 8 years Angela has taught LARE Prep classes. She has been on the national ASLA LARE Prep Committee for the past 5 years, and taught LARE Prep courses at numerous ASLA conferences.

Cost: $ 337

Contact Details: 
Melissa McDonald
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: mmcdonald@unex.ucla.edu

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Northern California, Section 4

10/20/2017 - 10/22/2017

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. 500 pages of material.  200 practice questions. 40 advanced item type problems.  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. 
Location: LaQuinta Inn, 920 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710
Instructor: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Cost: $450 plus Eventbrite fees
Contact details: Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture
Email address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net (contact for more information on workshop)
Website: https://www.freeman-jewell.com

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UCLA - LARE Section 4: An Intensive Review

11/3/2017 - 11/4/2017

Date/Time:Fri 1-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm

Description: Workshop covers LARE Section 4: Construction Documentation: 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. Taught by Angela Woodward, ASLA, landscape architect (CA 2126). For over 8 years Angela has taught LARE Prep classes. She has been on the national ASLA LARE Prep Committee for the past 5 years, and taught LARE Prep courses at numerous ASLA conferences. Cost: $ 588

All sessions are in Westwood Village in Los Angeles, CA. Adjacent to UCLA Campus
Location: 10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Contact Details:  
Melissa McDonald
Phone Number: 310-825-9414
Email Address: mmcdonald@unex.ucla.edu 

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Northern California, Section 1,2

6/18/2016 - 6/19/2016

This workshop covers exam background, project management, contracts, bidding, construction administration, construction law, sustainable practices, inventory and analysis, programming, ordinances, codes and land use regulations. 270 page syllabus. 235 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

Cost: Through 6/8: $350; after 6/8: $375.

Instructor: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Contact details:  Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture
Email address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net

UCLA Extension

Los Angeles, Section 1

3/11/2017 - 3/11/2017

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
Instructor: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact details: Melissa McDonald
Phone number: 310-825-9414
Email address: mmcdonald@unex.ucla.edu
Cost: $320

UCLA Extension

Los Angeles, Section 2

3/12/2017 - 3/12/2017

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
Instructor: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact details: Melissa McDonald
Phone number: 310-825-9414
Email address: mmcdonald@unex.ucla.edu
Cost: $320

UCLA Extension

Los Angeles, Section 3

2/26/2017 - 2/26/2017

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
Instructor: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact details: Melissa McDonald
Phone number: 310-825-9414
Email address: mmcdonald@unex.ucla.edu
Cost: $320

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Northern California - Section 3 Review

7/7/2017 - 7/9/2017

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. 300 pages of material. 210 practice questions and 24 advanced item type problems. 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.  Materials are updated every 4 months.  The format of the classes are lecture, short tests, and question and answer.

Location: LaQuinta Inn, 920 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA  94710

Instructor: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Rayfreeman3@comcast.net
www.freeman-jewell.com
Cost: $426 plus Eventbrite Fees (approx. $450 total) 

UCLA Extension

Los Angeles, Section 4

2/24/2017 - 2/25/2017

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
Instructor: Angela Woodward, ASLA
Contact details: Melissa McDonald
Phone number: 310-825-9414
Email address: mmcdonald@unex.ucla.edu
Cost: $560

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Northern California - Section 4 Review

6/30/2017 - 7/2/2017

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. 500 pages of material. 200 practice questions. 40 advanced item type problems.  The class covers 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 class is lecture, short tests, and question and answer.

Location: LaQuinta Inn, 920 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA  94710

Instructor: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture
Rayfreeman3@comcast.net  
www.freeman-jewell.com

Cost: $450 plus Eventbrite fees (approx. $475 total) 

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University of Georgia, Section 1-4

Georgia, Section 1-4

6/4/2015 - 6/6/2015

The University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design is sponsoring a LARE review. All LARE sections will be covered.  

Location: Jackson Street Building, University of Georgia.
Instructors: Donnie Longenecker, ASLA
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

2/27/2016 - 2/27/2016

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 sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts. 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 over view 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.

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University of Kentucky - All Section Review

3/18/2016 - 3/18/2016

Our LARE preparation session covers all sections of the exam and is open to any graduate of a Landscape Architecture program who is contemplating licensure. 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. Nieman 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.  This session takes place in Lexington, KY.  Cost: $100.00.  For more information, contact Tom Nieman at tnieman@uky.edu. 

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Maryland-Potomac-Virginia Chapter LARE Review

6/26/2015 - 6/27/2015

The Maryland, Potomac, and Virginia ASLA chapters are hosting a two-day LARE Prep review session on June 26-27, 2015.  The Friday event will review Section 1 and provide information about how to take the exam.   Saturday will review Sections 2 and 3 in the morning and Section 4 in the afternoon.   The session will take place on the campus of University of Maryland.  The instructor is Thomas J. Nieman, FASLA, a profession of Landscape Architecture at the University of Kentucky.  He is a licensed landscape architect and president of the KY Landscape Architecture Licensure Board.  In addition, he has taught review sesssions at the ASLA Annual Meetings, LaBASH, and numerous state ASLA conferences.  To register, see link above. For more information:

event flyer
contact Eric Gilbey, PLA, ASLA.

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Michigan ASLA

Michigan ASLA LARE Review and Prep Session

1/28/2017 - 1/28/2017

LARE candidates in the Michigan Great Lakes region are invited to participate in a prep session a the University of Michigan 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, experience drilling, discover success factors, as well as hear an overview of exam content to enhance overall exam performance.  Instructor: Matt Mathes, PLA, ASLA.  Contact Joane Slusky at education@michiganasla.org or Lindsay Nelson at associate@michiganasla.org for more information.

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NC State University

North Carolina, Section 4

10/7/2016 - 10/9/2016

Time: 8:30am - 6:30pm each day.

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 480 pages of information pertinent to Section 4, a minimum of 44 AIT type exercises which involve graphical solutions of grading and drainage problems, and at least 175 multiple choice questions.   

Course Fee: $425

Location: NC State University College of Design
55 Pullen Road, Raleigh, NC  (Brooks Hall, Room 318)
Instructors: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Contact details: Ray Freeman
Email address: rayfreeman3@comcast.net
Logistical details: Ashley Foster at aefoster@ncsu.edu

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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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ASLA NY

New York City, Sections 1 -4

9/20/2014 - 9/21/2014

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
Instructor: Nicholas Pettinati, ASLA and Patty McKee, ASLA (Saturday) and Desiree Fumento, ASLA, and Tristan Porto (Sunday)
Contact details: Amy Verel, ASLA
Email address: LARE@aslany.org

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RI ASLA

Rhode Island, Sections 1-4

5/17/2014 - 5/17/2014

This is one of a set of four review sessions.
 
Instructors: Karen Beck, FASLA
Contact Details: Karen Beck, FASLA
Phone Number: (401) 273-6600 (days)
Email Address: kbeck@commonwealth-eng.com

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2017 Tennessee Flyer

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

2/25/2017 - 2/26/2017

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. $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

2/18/2017 - 2/19/2017

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.  $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: jfainlan@swbell.net

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WASLA

Seattle, Section 4

10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014

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.

Location: Red Lion Hotel, 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Washington.
Instructor: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Contact details: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Email address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net

WASLA Seattle

Washington, Section 4

10/21/2016 - 10/23/2016

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. 480 pages of material. 220 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 class is lecture, short tests, and question and answer.  Materials are updated every 4 months. The format of the classes are lecture, short tests, and question and answer. 
Location: Lake Union Residence Inn, 800 Fairview Ave. North, Seattle, WA
Instructor: Ray Freeman, ASLA
Cost: $395
Email address: Rayfreeman3@comcast.net

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Wisconsin - All Sections - LARE Review

10/8/2016 - 10/8/2016

Wisconsin ASLA is hosting a LARE Prep review session on October 8, which will cover Sections 1 and 2 in the morning session (8:00-10:30am) and Sections 3 and 4 in the afternoon session (10:30am-5:00pm).  Individuals may register for one or both of the 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 overview of exam content. Students receive 1 PPI book per session along with supplemental handouts plus customized post-session follow-up emails.

 Instructor: Matt Mathes, PLA, ASLALocation: WI ASLA Chapter Office: 11801 W. Silver Spring Dr., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53225Registration (Deadline: October 4)
Session 1 only: $115*
Session 2 only: $125*
Session 3 only: $230*
*Add $50 if not an ASLA member in good standing 

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