Support CLARB

Many ways to support CLARB

The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization that works to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and promoting professional licensure standards. 

Through advertising and sponsorship opportunities, you can support our mission to design and promote landscape architectural standards across Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands.


CLARB has worked to protect the world’s people, places and environment through landscape architecture for over 50 years. The non-profit organization designs, promotes and defends landscape architectural standards with its 56 licensure boards across Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands. CLARB also works to strengthen the future of the landscape architecture profession worldwide through international partnerships, collaboration, advocacy and research that protect the health, safety and welfare of the global community. 

CLARB offers 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. CLARB also manages 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. 

With a staff of 14, CLARB relies on volunteer leadership to advance its mission and strategic objectives.


CLARB sponsors and Supporting Partners may engage with four primary audience groups:  

“Members” (about 500 individuals)  

  • The state and provincial licensing boards across the U.S. and Canada
  • CLARB engages with them virtually throughout the year (webinars, emails) and in person each fall at our Annual Meeting (about 125 attendees)
  • “Member Board Executives” (56 individuals) are the decision-makers who manage the daily work of the licensing boards


“Customers” (about 6,500 individuals) 

  • Future or currently practicing landscape architects
  • “Council Record Holders” take the L.A.R.E. and CLARB maintains their professional record
  • CLARB engages with this group frequently (enewsletter, email, website, social media, virtual events) 


“Volunteers” (about 75 individuals) 

  • Board of Directors, Leadership Advisory Council (LAC), Member Board Executives Committee, Exam Committee, ad-hoc workgroups
  • Primarily practicing landscape architects or Members


"Nonprofit Partners" (about 30 individuals)

  • National and international landscape architecture organization leadership
    • ASLA (The American Society of Landscape Architects)
    • BlackLAN (Black Landscape Architects Network)
    • CELA (The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)
    • CSLA (The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects)
    • IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects)
    • LAAB (Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board)
    • LAF (Landscape Architecture Foundation)
    • NAMLA (The National Association of Minority Landscape Architects)
  • National regulatory association leadership
    • ARPL (The Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing)
    • CESSE (The Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives) 
    • CIDQ (The Council for Interior Design Qualification)
    • FARB (The Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards)
    • NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards)
    • NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying)

CLARB Annual Meeting

The CLARB Annual Meeting brings together 125+ professionals from state/provincial regulatory agencies and practicing landscape architects to exchange the knowledge and connections that are key to their regulatory work. It’s a great opportunity to build and nurture relationships with decision-makers from CLARB’s 56 member licensure boards across Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands who regulate 20,000+ licensed professionals. 

The Annual Meeting features educational sessions, keynote speaker(s), networking experiences and sponsor exhibit space (new for 2024).

CLARB Supporting Partners

The CLARB Supporting Partners program offers engagement opportunities and exclusive access to CLARB Members and Council Record Holders; communications and insights to help you understand how to better serve practitioners; year-round visibility and brand awareness; and special opportunities aligned with the CLARB Annual Meeting.

Advertising through Multiview

CLARB partners with North America’s largest B2B publisher, Multiview, to produce our email newsletter, The Council Record Connection.  With this customized news brief, we’re proud to offer Council Record Holders a hand-curated selection of relevant news and CLARB updates.

On occasion, a Multiview rep may reach out on behalf of CLARB to discuss advertising opportunities.


CLARB relies on volunteer leadership to advance our mission and strategic objectives. You can join our efforts to design and promote landscape architectural standards.