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Are you preparing for your landscape architect licensure exams? ASLA is here to support you! Our goal is to provide you with essential resources and guidance to help you succeed.

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About the L.A.R.E. Exams

The Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.) is a crucial step towards becoming licensed as a Professional Landscape Architect. The four-part exam evaluates your skills, knowledge, and abilities to ensure the protection of public health, safety, and welfare.

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The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (aka CLARB) writes, administers, and grades the LARE. If you have any questions regarding the LARE process or procedures, contact CLARB at

Licensure & Exam Eligibility  

Eligibility for licensure and the L.A.R.E. can vary from state to state. It's crucial to understand your state's requirements for licensure qualification and their rules for taking the exam. For example, there are a handful of state licensing boards that require candidates holding an accredited landscape architecture degree to be pre-approved to sit for the exams. As another example, some states have a timeclock for taking the exams, meaning a candidate must pass all four exams within a certain time period after taking their first exam.

Consulting CLARB’s licensure requirements map and their exam eligibility map is always advisable. If, as a candidate, you have uncertainty involving your particular education and experience we highly recommend contacting the licensure board in the jurisdiction where you wish to become licensed. 

Additional Resource: CLARB’s Take the Exam FAQs

Preparation Resources  

We understand preparing for the L.A.R.E. can be challenging and expensive. ASLA members receive free or discounted pricing on all ASLA LARE Prep resources. Save hundreds of dollars on LARE Prep and become an ASLA member today!

We offer a range of resources to help you pass the L.A.R.E.

Stay tuned for new materials and updates as we continuously enhance our support for your journey.

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ASLA is committed to supporting you throughout your journey to become a Professional Landscape Architect. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding study materials or resources, or any other related concerns, feel free to contact us at

Prepare with confidence and aim for success in your L.A.R.E. journey!


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