The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) works to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and promoting professional licensure standards. Our members are the licensure boards across the United States and Canada.
We prepare, administer and score the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.) which assesses the ability of prospective licensees to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare.
We also manage a professional information system called the CLARB Council Record, through which landscape architects document and verify their education, experience, examination and licensure history. The Record helps reduce barriers to mobility by streamlining the initial and reciprocal licensure processes.
Additionally, CLARB works to defend landscape architectural licensure in support of protecting the public's health, safety, and welfare.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Looking at the future we want to create, CLARB affirms our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our dedication provides an opportunity to thrive and promote the advancement of these key principles developed and approved by CLARB’s Board of Directors.
Diversity: We believe diversity is an integrated experience in our programs and services that values differing thoughts, experiences, perspectives, career paths, and expertise. This is expressed in many forms, including and not limited to, culture, career, race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, national origin, religion, age, disability, political perspective, veteran status, etc. Our transparency demonstrates an ongoing process of genuineness and self-awareness that is intentional in principle and practice.
Equity: We acknowledge that inequity exists within and outside of the landscape architecture community. We are dedicated to creating and acknowledging the multiple pathways to the landscape architecture profession while mitigating barriers to access. CLARB is committed to working actively to address the power imbalances and remove any bias in our systems and processes.
Inclusion: We are dedicated to honoring the shared experiences of our stakeholders (e.g. community, candidates, licensees, staff, volunteers, vendors, partners, etc.) and strive to create an environment where people feel included and valued for bringing one’s whole self. Learning together through reflection and welcoming non-traditional approaches and voices allows for connection that represents our community both individually and across our community.