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Become A CLARB Volunteer!


CLARB's community of regulators thrives and depends on volunteers like you to bring unique and diverse perspectives to advance the organization's mission. From elected and appointed leadership positions to opportunities that exist throughout the year to serve on committees, each role has its own qualifications, responsibilities and time commitments. 

CLARB is committed to seeking a diverse group of leaders for the organization. This includes diversity in perspectives, demographics, geography and experience. 

Click here to view more about volunteer expectations.

Application deadline is September 10, click HERE to apply.


Every 5-7 years, CLARB conducts a Job/Task Analysis survey. A Job/Task Analysis is a systematic process for defining all tasks performed on a job, as well as the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics required to perform that job competently. 

The Job/Task Analysis ensures the content of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E) remains legally defensible and relevant and is used to defend the legal scope of practice. The survey results determine the tasks that are performed most often, are most important and subsequently instill the knowledge required at the initial point of licensure; thus, forming the basis of and examination blueprints for the L.A.R.E. 

CLARB will be administering its next Job/Task Analysis survey to the profession in the Spring of 2022 and is seeking volunteers to add their input to this process.

  • Focus Group 1 – Duties & Tasks: October 22-23, 2021 – Denver, CO

 As a member of this focus group, participants will work collectively to identify all the duties and tasks that landscape architects perform on the job. These duties and tasks will serve as the outline for the Job/Task Analysis survey and the final examination blueprints for the L.A.R.E. The Job/Task Analysis survey will be administered to the profession in the Spring of 2022. 

  • Focus Group 2 - KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities): December 3-4, 2021 – Denver, CO
    As a member of this focus group, you will be reviewing the outline created by our first focus group which includes all the duties and tasks performed by landscape architects. Using this outline, you will identify all the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) that a landscape architect needs to possess at the point of licensure in their career. This will help identify the areas of practice tested on the L.A.R.E. The identified KSA’s will be part of the Job/Task Analysis survey that you are helping to build for administration to the profession in the Spring of 2022.  

    Time Commitment

    Each focus group will meet over 2 ½ days. Participants must arrive at any time on Thursday and depart in the afternoon/evening on Sunday. Volunteers are expected to be fully engaged for the entire session(s), be open-minded, and participate during all discussions.

    Focus Group 1:
    Thursday, October 21 – Arrival anytime
    Friday, October 22 – Meeting 
    Saturday, October 23 – Meeting
    Sunday, October 24 – AM Meeting – PM Departures

    Focus Group 2:
    Thursday, December 2 – Arrival anytime
    Friday, December 3 – Meeting
    Saturday, December 4 – Meeting
    Sunday, December 5 – AM Meeting – PM Departures

    Qualifications and Structure

    Each focus group shall be made up of seven (7) members with collectively broad experience in practice, geographical distribution, and demographic representation. CLARB is committed to seeking a diverse group of leaders for the organization. This includes diversity in perspectives, identity, demographics, geography, and experience. These focus groups are built to be reflective of the licensure candidate population. Appointment to a focus group is based on an assessment of the group’s needs and the applicant’s qualifications and background.

    Focus group members must be/have: 

    • Licensed/Registered Landscape Architect
    • Minimum of three (3) years of experience (post-graduation)
  • Click HERE to apply by September 10.


Volunteers can provide input to specific strategic initiatives. These opportunities are typically short-term and do not require the time commitment as other committees do. Recruitment will vary as needed depending on initiative.

  • CLARB is working on establishing a CLARB Foresight Network (CFN) to explore emerging future drivers, examine orthodox beliefs, and develop plausible scenarios of the future of landscape architecture regulation and practice. The CFN’s work will have direct influence on how the CLARB Board of Directors and staff understand, anticipate, and prepare for the future, and its impact on both current stakeholders and long-term successors.
  • Rethink Regulation is a project with volunteers working toward streamlining the licensure process. CLARB is currently researching and developing: a uniform standard for licensure, uniform application to be used across jurisdictions, and plan to help reduce the time to licensure by working with our member boards to remove pre-approval to take the exam. This year we will be looking for individuals to help us develop the uniform standard, as well as member boards that wish to do a friction analysis in their jurisdiction.
Elected and appointed officers help set the direction of the organization and impact the future of regulation. Emerging professionals and those with international perspectives are encouraged to consider these opportunities.

Recruitment opens in the fall!
Elected members ensure that CLARB has the most effective, qualified individuals to lead the organization toward its goals. Emerging professionals and those with international perspectives are encouraged to consider these opportunities. 

Recruitment opens in the fall!
Appointed members help develop content for the L.A.R.E. Click here to learn more about serving on the Exam Committee. Recruitment opens in the spring for eligible individuals.
Appointed members provide board executive input to the organization's goals, strategy, and scope of work. Recruitment occurs in the spring.
LA CES COMMITTEES: Application Review Committee; Monitoring Committee
Appointed volunteers will represent CLARB and help maintain standards for evaluating professional development and continuing education programs. Recruitment occurs in the spring.
Serve as CLARB's representative and help with advocacy efforts involving toolkit development, responses to licensure legislation, and supporting chapters. Recruitment occurs in the spring.
Represent CLARB as a member of the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) which develops and promulgates the accreditation standards, rules and procedures for conducting the accreditation process for eligible programs in the United States and its territories. Recruitment occurs in the fall.
Questions about any of these opportunities? Interested in learning more? Email Andrea for more information.