Updates to the L.A.R.E.

L.A.R.E. Aligns with Current Practice

The exam blueprint will be updated to provide greater detail within each section of the exam and will introduce new content focusing on maintenance, historical preservation, performance metrics and specialty plans.

View the Exam Blueprint (effective April 2017 administration).

LARE Updates 2017

Task Analysis

In early 2016 CLARB conducted a task analysis, a scientific study of the profession that ensures the content of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E) remains legally defensible and relevant. The Task Analysis results are also used to defend the legal scope of landscape architectural practice. 

Exam Equivalent

The updates to the L.A.R.E. that will go into effect in April 2017 will have no impact on candidates who have already successfully completed sections of the exam.  All exam sections, through the December 2016 administration, will remain equivalent to the exam sections that will be administered in April 2017.


Registration for the December 2016 administration is open until November 28.

Candidates registered for the December 2016 administration should refer to the current orientation guide to prepare for the exam.


CLARB strives to ensure the L.A.R.E. remains legally defensible, relevant and accurately reflects current practice. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.