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FEBRUARY 2024

Which section should you take in April?

The choice is yours. The four L.A.R.E. sections may be taken in any order, and you may take more than one section during the examination period. Be sure to download the Orientation Guide (PDF) for even more details on the subject matter covered in each section.

Inventory, Analysis & Project Management

90 scored items

  • Project Management (7%)

  • Inventory and Data Collection (21%)

  • Stakeholder Engagement Process (14%)

  • Physical Analysis (39%)

  • Contextual Analysis (19%)

 INVENTORY

Planning & Design

85 scored items

  • Stewardship and Design Principles (17%)

  • Master Planning (33%)

  • Schematic Design (28%)

  • Design Development (22%)

 PLANNING

Construction Documentation & Administration

90 scored items

  • Construction Plans and Details (50%)

  • Construction Specifications and Bidding (20%)

  • Construction Administration (30%)

 CONSTRUCTION

Grading, Drainage and Stormwater Management

70 scored items

  • Stormwater Management (39%)

  • Grading and Earthwork (44%)

  • Drainage Systems (17%)

 GDSM

Canada-STEM

Canada announces first-ever Express Entry invitations for skilled newcomers with STEM experience

Canada has established itself as a global hub for science, technology and innovation, offering a thriving ecosystem for skilled professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The Express Entry Program is a comprehensive point-based system introduced by the Canadian government to streamline the immigration process for skilled workers. The program is particularly advantageous for tech talent in STEM fields, including landscape architecture, as Canada recognizes the critical role played by these professionals in driving innovation and economic growth.

Find details on licensure requirements in CLARB Member jurisdictions Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario. 


Congrats

178 candidates now ready for licensure

Congratulations to everyone who recently completed all sections of the L.A.R.E.! 


JANUARY 2024

Design Meets Dialogue

Design Meets Dialogue:  
Strategies for Communicating Landscape Architecture to the Public 

What do landscape architects do? Why is it important? Join us for this three-part webinar series to learn how to communicate more effectively about landscape architecture and its impact


DECEMBER 2023

Holiday

Happiest holidays

CLARB's president and CEO wish you a wonderful holiday season full of cheer.


Highlights

2023 highlights

Check out CLARB's highlights for the year, including free webinar recordings, training, tools & more.


NOVEMBER 2023

Congrats

43 candidates now ready for licensure

Congratulations to everyone who recently completed all sections of the L.A.R.E.! 


IFLA_Corporate_Member

CLARB joins IFLA as first corporate member 

CLARB officially became the first corporate member of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) at the 2023 IFLA World Council in Nairobi, Kenya.  


OCTOBER 2023

Signing

Strategic partnership:
IFLA Americas and CLARB aim to strengthen landscape architecture profession in western hemisphere

The International Federation of Landscape Architects Americas Region (IFLA Americas) and The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at elevating and uniting the landscape architecture profession across the Americas.


Board of Directors

Introducing: CLARB's 2023-2024 Leadership

During the Annual Meeting business session in September, we welcomed the 2023-2024 CLARB leadership into their new service terms. Congratulations and thank you to all who serve as CLARB volunteers!


Practice exams

Practice exams now available for $25

Assess your readiness with our new practice exams.

Use them to familiarize yourself with the exam format and preview the types of questions/answers you can expect on the L.A.R.E. — all at your own pace.

  • 50 questions per section
  • Instant results and rationale
  • Attempt each section up to three times
  • $25 per section

Ingrid Little

Spotlight: Ingrid Little, Ontario Association of Landscape Architects

"Your skills are needed today — and will be even more in demand in the future. Landscape architects are able to provide robust, sustainable, often nature-based solutions to challenges faced across North America and the world."

Last month we featured Ingrid Little, registrar at Ontario Association of Landscape Architects in The Council Record Connection, a newsletter available exclusively to Council Record Holders. Log in to your CLARB account to read the full interview with Ingrid. 
 

 


Pass

305 candidates now ready for licensure

Congratulations to everyone who recently completed all sections of the L.A.R.E.!

View the full list of 305 candidates who are now ready to #getlicensed.


Online proctoring

Online proctoring tips

If you're taking the October L.A.R.E. online, don't miss our handy checklists to ensure you're set up for success.


Miller

CLARB leader to serve as secretary/treasurer of CESSE

Matt Miller, CLARB's chief executive officer, was recently elected as secretary/treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives. CESSE provides leadership development through networking, education and the sharing of best practices for the professional leaders of STEM societies. Science, technology, engineering and math societies play a crucial role in the development of the professions that are key to advancing innovation.

Miller has served on the CESSE Board of Directors since July 2020. In his role as secretary/treasurer, Miller will chair the Finance Committee and serve as a member of the Executive Committee.



Get involved

CLARB relies on volunteer support to advance our mission and strategic objectives.

You can join our efforts to design and promote landscape architectural standards. Learn more about our variety of volunteer opportunities and get started today.