The L.A.R.E. is a four-part fully computerized examination designed to determine whether applicants for landscape architectural licensure possess sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to provide services without endangering the health, safety and welfare of the public. It is prepared and scored by CLARB in accordance with all current standards for fairness and quality of licensure exams.
The L.A.R.E. is made up of the following sections:
Section 1: Project and Construction Management
Section 2: Inventory and Analysis
Section 3: Design
Section 4: Grading, Drainage and Construction Documentation
Requirements for licensure and beginning the exam process vary in each jurisdiction. View CLARB’s eligibility map to learn more about your jurisdiction’s requirements and if you are eligible to take the L.A.R.E.
The L.A.R.E. is administered three times a year over a two-week period in April, August and December. Please visit the "Dates, Deadlines and Fees" webpage for more information.