CLARB’s Law and Model Regulations provide guidelines for establishing and updating laws and rules/regulations that are common to all jurisdictions. Changes to statutes and rules/regulations are viewed favorably when they align with an international model(s) for the profession. The organization also provides these models in order to facilitate reciprocity with provisions that allow for continuous synchronization of requirements.
Model Continuing Education (CE) Standards
Continuing education is the mechanism used by most Member boards to ensure that licensees remain current in the profession. While a definition of minimal competency is important for establishing criteria for entry into the profession, licensees must continue to learn and expand their skills in order to rise to higher levels of competency. CLARB provides boards with basic guidelines for establishing continuing education standards in their jurisdictions, as well as to help harmonize the requirements across all design disciplines.
Model Code of Professional Conduct
A strong Professional Code of Conduct benefits the public by ensuring that licensed landscape architects will practice in the best interest of the client and the general public. CLARB’s Model Code of Professional Conduct provides boards with uniform guidelines to follow, as well as structure for determining violations.
Leadership Briefing on Overlapping Practice Issues
Landscape architecture is a field that combines skills that overlap with other professions (e.g. architecture and engineering). As such, “incidental practice” occasionally becomes an issue as there is no clear line between the duties landscape architects and those of other professions. This has resulted in challenges to the scope of duties that landscape architects can perform. CLARB’s Leadership Briefing on Practice Overlap Issues provides a resource to help boards inform and educate other professions and the public on what landscape architects do, the services they provide and encourages working collaboratively with design teams and professionals in other areas. In doing so, the contribution of each professional enables better relationships through understanding and cooperation that is essential to the public’s health, safety and well-being.