The Exam Committee is responsible for the development of the L.A.R.E. and other duties as determined by the Board of Directors. It is comprised of four sub-committees based on the sections of the exam:
- Inventory, Analysis and Project Management
- Planning and Design
- Construction Documentation and Administration
- Grading, Drainage and Stormwater Management
All sections of the examination are computer-based and consist of objective items.
The Committee is comprised of a diverse group of licensed landscape architects volunteers. It is diverse not only in race, gender, ethnicit, and age, but also in geographic location, scope of practice, years of experience and professional background designed to mimic the candidate population.
The Committee’s work is led and facilitated by professional psychometricians trained and experienced in the development, administration, and grading of high-stakes exams, such as the L.A.R.E.