L.A.R.E. blueprint

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Blueprint

The L.A.R.E. blueprint includes four sections, which can be taken in any order:

INVENTORY

Inventory, Analysis, and Project Management

PLANNING

Planning and Design

CDA

Construction Documentation and Administration

GDSM

Grading, Drainage, and Stormwater Management


snapshot

Which sections do you need to take?

If you completed any exam sections prior to December 2023, be sure to visit Blueprint equivalency to understand how your previous sections translate to the blueprint.


Blueprint equivalency

All candidates are required to complete the four-section L.A.R.E. as part of their licensure requirements. The equivalency resources provided are intended for candidates who passed portions of the exam prior to December 2023.

Candidates who passed portions of the exam prior to September 2012 should contact CLARB's support team to determine credit equivalency.

 

Must have passed...

...to receive credit toward...

Blueprint sections

Section 2
between Sept. 2012 - Aug. 2023

Inventory, Analysis, and Project Management

 INVENTORY

Section 3
between Sept. 2012 - Aug. 2023

=

Planning and Design

 PLANNING

Section 1
between Sept. 2012 - Aug. 2023

and

Section 4
between Sept. 2012 - Oct. 2023

Construction Documentation and Administration

 CONSTRUCTION

Section 4
between Sept. 2012 - Oct. 2023

Grading, Drainage, and Stormwater Management

 GDSM

Equivalency tools

Worksheet

How do your previous sections transfer to the blueprint?

STEP ONE: Find your Exam Progress Snapshot to view the credit earned toward the sections of the blueprint.

STEP TWO: Use this worksheet (PDF) to determine how your credit transfers to the blueprint.

If you have any questions about which section to take next, please contact the CLARB support team for assistance.


Orientation Guide

This updated Orientation Guide (PDF) includes everything you need to know about the L.A.R.E., including the content outline, FAQs and more.

Orientation Guide

Reading List

Recommended reading

This reference material list (PDF) has been prepared by the CLARB Examination Committee and is applicable as of the December 2023 administration of the L.A.R.E.


Practice exams

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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.

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Practice Exams

Transition Q&A webinars

October 6, 2023 recording (Q&A for December Exam Reg.)

September 15, 2023 recording (Q&A for December Exam Reg.)

September 12, 2023 recording (Q&A for October Exam Registration for candidates who have passed Section 1 but not Section 4.)

May 2023 recording

February 2023 recording