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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT BOARD

 

DIVISION 22

QUALIFICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION

804-022-0000

Landscape Architect in Training (LAIT)

(1) An LAIT may only engage in the practice of landscape architecture under the direct supervision of a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA).

(2) A candidate who has successfully completed two or more sections of the LARE and is working toward registration as a Landscape Architect is qualified to register with the Board as a Landscape Architect in Training (LAIT).

(3) The initial LAIT registration application must include a validation of supervision of the LAIT by the supervising RLA.

(4) An LAIT registration must be renewed annually. An LAIT registration may only be renewed if the LAIT renewal form is signed by the RLA supervising the LAIT that is working toward registration as a Landscape Architect.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.316(3), 671.325, 671.335, 671.365
Hist.: LAB 2-1982, f. & ef. 6-24-82; LAB 1-1984, f. & ef. 1-5-84; LAB 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-3-86; LAB 3-1989, f. 6-23-89, cert. ef. 7-1-89; LAB 1-1992, f. 3-23-92, cert. ef. 4-1-92; LAB 1-1993, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-93; LAB 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-98; LAB 1-2001 (Temp), f. 12-24-01 cert. ef. 1-1-02 thru 5-1-02; Administrative correction 12-2-02; LAB 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; LAB 3-2005, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-05; Renumbered from 804-020-0055, LAB 1-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-27-07; LAB 3-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-7-08; LAB 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 2-17-10

804-022-0005

Initial Landscape Architect Registration not by Reciprocity

(1) An individual may apply for registration as a Landscape Architect.

(2) The application must include the following:

(a) Completed and signed application form;

(b) Application Fee;

(c) Annual Registration Fee;

(d) Signed Statement of Understanding; and

(e) Sufficient information to demonstrate that the applicant meets Board standards for examination, education, and work experience under subsections (3), (4), or (5) of this rule.

(A) The applicant may submit a CLARB Council Record to demonstrate the examination, education, and work experience qualifications.

(i) Information presented on the CLARB Council Record is subject to verification by the Board.

(ii) The Board may request additional documentation or information from the applicant as the Board or its staff deem necessary for verification of the applicant’s qualifications. An application is deemed incomplete until the applicant has provided all requested documentation and information.

(3) Standard Registration Path, LAAB Degree: Minimum of 8 years of landscape architecture experience is required for registration, with 5 years of experience granted for any LAAB degree and 3 years of work experience required under a licensed or registered landscape architect.

(a) Exams: Passage of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) or the equivalent from previous versions of the national exam. The applicant must verify passage of all sections of the national exam.

(b) Education: A degree from a LAAB accredited university program. The applicant must provide an official transcript in the university sealed envelope to verify award of a LAAB degree. Any LAAB degree is granted 5 years of credit.

(c) Work Experience: A minimum of three years of work experience under the direct supervision of a licensed or registered Landscape Architect which was obtained after satisfying the requirements of OAR 804 Division 10 and (3)(b) of this rule. The applicant must provide a work history summary and work experience verification forms.

(A) Up to two years of the three years of experience may be supervised by a licensed or registered Engineer or Architect;

(4) Non LAAB Degree Path: Minimum of 8 years of landscape architecture experience is required for registration, with 5 years of experience for a degree and work experience with an additional 3 years of work experience required under a licensed or registered landscape architect.

(a) Exams: Passage of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) or the equivalent from previous versions of the national exam. The applicant must verify passage of all sections of the national exam.

(b) Education and Equivalent Experience: In the absence of a degree from a LAAB accredited university program, 5 years of credit for education and experience combined as specified in OAR 804-010-0010. The applicant must provide an official transcript in the university sealed envelope to verify award of a degree. The applicant must also provide a work history summary and work experience verification forms.

(A) Experience used to satisfy the education requirement cannot be used towards the work experience requirement of (4)(c) of this rule.

(c) Work Experience: A minimum of three years of work experience under the direct supervision of a licensed or registered Landscape Architect which was obtained after satisfying the requirements of OAR 804 Division 10 and (4)(b) of this rule. The applicant must provide a work history summary and work experience verification forms.

(A) Up to two years of the three years of experience may be supervised by a licensed or registered Engineer or Architect;

(5) No Degree Path: Minimum of 11 years of landscape architecture experience is required for registration.

(a) Exams: The Board requires passage of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) or the equivalent from previous versions of the national exam. The applicant must verify passage of all sections of the national exam.

(b) Experience In Lieu of Education: In the absence of any degree, 8 years of work experience under the supervision of a licensed or registered Landscape Architect. The applicant must provide a work history summary and work experience verification forms.

(A) Experience used to satisfy this requirement cannot be used towards the work experience requirement of (5)(c) of this rule.

(c) Work Experience: A minimum of three years of work experience under the direct supervision of a licensed or registered Landscape Architect which was obtained after satisfying the requirements of OAR 804 Division 10 and (5)(b) of this rule. The applicant must provide a work history summary and work experience verification forms.

(A) Up to two years of the three years of experience may be supervised by a licensed or registered Engineer or Architect;

(6) Upon acceptance by the Board, the applicant is required to complete an Oral Exam.

(7) The initial date of registration shall be the date of the meeting during which the Board approves the application for registration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.335(5), 670.310, 671.325, 671.335, 671.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.316, 671.325, 671.335
Hist.: LAB 1-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-27-07; LAB 1-2012, f. 5-17-12, cert. ef. 6-1-12; LAB 3-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13 thru 12-17-13; LAB 4-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-12-13

804-022-0010

Landscape Architect Registration by Reciprocity

(1) Any person not registered as a Landscape Architect in Oregon, but who currently holds a license or registration to practice as a Landscape Architect in another state or territory, may file an application for registration by reciprocity under ORS 671.345 and the requirements of this rule.

(2) An application must include the following:

(a) Completed and signed application form;

(b) Application Fee;

(c) Annual Registration Fee;

(d) Signed Statement of Understanding;

(e) Identification of all states in which licensure is currently held, with official verification from the licensing state and where exams were passed; and

(f) Sufficient information to demonstrate that the applicant meets Board standards for examination, education, and work experience under subsections (3), (4), or (5) of this rule.

(A) The applicant may submit a CLARB Council Record to demonstrate the examination, education, and work experience qualifications.

(i) Information presented on the CLARB Council Record is subject to verification by the Board.

(ii) The Board may request additional documentation or information from the applicant as the Board or its staff deem necessary for verification of the applicant’s qualifications. An application is deemed incomplete until the applicant has provided all requested documentation and information.

(3) Standard Registration Path: Minimum of 8 years of landscape architecture experience is required for registration, with 5 years of experience granted for an LAAB degree and 3 years of work experience required under a licensed or registered landscape architect.

(a) Exams: Passage of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) or the equivalent from previous versions of the national exam. The applicant must verify passage of all sections of the national exam.

(b) Education: A degree from a LAAB accredited university program. The applicant must provide an official transcript in the university sealed envelope to verify award of a LAAB degree. Any LAAB degree is granted 5 years of credit.

(c) Work Experience:

(A) A minimum of three years of work experience under the direct supervision of a licensed or registered Landscape Architect which was obtained after satisfying the education requirements of OAR 804 division 10 and (3)(b) of this rule. The applicant must provide a work history summary and work experience verification forms. Up to two years of the three years of experience may be supervised by a licensed or registered Engineer or Architect; or

(B) A minimum of 11 years of work experience as a Landscape Architect licensed or registered in another U.S. state or territory verified as follows:

(i) A minimum of three professional reference letters in a form acceptable to the Board signed by licensed or registered Landscape Architects, Engineers, or Architects and submitted to the Board; and

(ii) A resume of the applicant detailing the 11 years of verified work experience.

(4) Non LAAB Degree Path: Minimum of 8 years of landscape architecture experience is required for registration, with 5 years of experience for a degree and work experience with an additional 3 years of work experience required under a licensed or registered landscape architect.

(a) Exams: Passage of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) or the equivalent from previous versions of the national exam. The applicant must verify passage of all sections of the national exam.

(b) Education and Equivalent Experience: In the absence of a degree from a LAAB accredited university program, 5 years of credit for education and experience combined as specified in OAR 804-010-0010. The applicant must provide an official transcript in the university sealed envelope to verify award of a degree. The applicant must also provide a work history summary and work experience verification forms.

(A) Experience used to satisfy the education requirement cannot be used towards the work experience requirement of (4)(c) except as provided in (4)(c)(B) of this rule.

(c) Work Experience:

(A) A minimum of three years of work experience under the direct supervision of a licensed or registered Landscape Architect which was obtained after satisfying the requirements of OAR 804 division 10 and (4)(b) of this rule. The applicant must provide a work history summary and work experience verification forms. Up to two years of the three years of experience may be supervised by a licensed or registered Engineer or Architect; or

(B) A minimum of 11 years of work experience as a Landscape Architect licensed or registered in another U.S. state or territory verified as follows:

(i) A minimum of three professional reference letters in a form acceptable to the Board signed by licensed or registered Landscape Architects, Engineers, or Architects and submitted to the Board; and

(ii) A resume of the applicant detailing the 11 years of verified work experience.

(5) No Degree Path: Minimum of 11 years of landscape architecture experience is required for registration.

(a) Exams: Passage of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) or the equivalent from previous versions of the national exam. The applicant must verify passage of all sections of the national exam.

(b) Experience in Lieu of Education: In the absence of any degree, 8 years of work experience under the supervision of a licensed or registered Landscape Architect or a minimum of 11 years of work experience as a Landscape Architect licensed or registered in another U.S. state or territory. The applicant must also provide a work history summary and work experience verification forms.

(A) Experience used to satisfy this requirement cannot be used towards the work experience requirement of (5)(c) except as provided in (5)(c)(B).

(c) Work Experience:

(A) A minimum of three years of work experience under the direct supervision of a licensed or registered Landscape Architect which was obtained after satisfying the requirements of OAR 804 Division 10 and (5)(b) of this rule. The applicant must provide a work history summary and work experience verification forms. Up to two years of the three years of experience may be supervised by a licensed or registered Engineer or Architect; or

(B) A minimum of 11 years of work experience as a Landscape Architect licensed or registered in another U.S. state or territory verified as follows:

(i) A minimum of three professional reference letters in a form acceptable to the Board signed by licensed or registered Landscape Architects, Engineers, or Architects and submitted to the Board; and

(ii) A resume of the applicant detailing the 11 years of verified work experience.

(6) Registration may be granted without oral exam after all application materials are approved.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.335(5), 670.310, 671.325, 671.335, 671.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.345
Hist.: LAB 1-1983, f. & ef. 2-1-83; LAB 1-1984, f. & ef. 1-5-84; LAB 2-1989, f. 7-1-89, cert. & ef. 6-23-89; LAB 2-1989, f. 6-23-89, cert. ef. 7-1-89; LAB 1-1993, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-93; LAB 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-98; Renumbered from 804-010-0025, LAB 1-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-27-07; LAB 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-08; LAB 1-2012, f. 5-17-12, cert. ef. 6-1-12; LAB 3-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13 thru 12-17-13; LAB 4-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-12-13

804-022-0015

Effective Date of Registration

(1) The initial date of registration for a Landscape Architect applying by exam and experience will be the date of the meeting during which the board approved the application.

(2) The initial date of registration for a Landscape Architect applying by reciprocity will be assigned upon Board approval of the application packet.

(3) The initial date of registration for an LAIT will be the date when the review of the completed application packet is complete.

(4) The initial date of registration will be effective for one calendar year. The registration will be subject to renewal on an annual basis.

(5) Payment of the initial registration fee must be submitted with the application for registration.

(6) A Landscape Architect may petition the board for 'emeritus' status upon retirement from the profession.

(a) An emeritus registrant may no longer practice landscape architecture; and

(b) Is subject to the same re-application process as an inactive registrant in order to resume the practice of landscape architecture; and

(c) Is not subject to continuing education requirements.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.376
Hist.: LAB 2-1982, f. & ef. 6-24-82; LAB 1-1984, f. & ef. 1-5-84; LAB 2-1984, f. & ef. 5-1-84; LAB 1-1989, f. 4-4-89, cert. ef. 4-7-89; LAB 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-98; LAB 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; Renumbered from 804-030-0015, LAB 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-08

804-022-0020

Reinstatement of Delinquent Registration

(1) If a delinquent registrant does not renew within five years of being in delinquent status then the delinquent registrant must apply for and qualify as an initial registrant.

(2) If a registrant fails to renew a certificate by the renewal date

(a) No late fee is required if the renewal is completed not later than 30 days after the renewal date; or

(b) A late fee is required if the renewal is completed more than 30 days but not later than 60 days after the renewal date.

(3) Individuals seeking reinstatement after 60 days delinquent but within the five year reinstatement period for a delinquent registrant

(a) Must submit a written request for reinstatement to the Board explaining why the registration renewal was late accompanied by

(b) The PDH log and PDH documentation for each delinquent year as required in OAR 804-025-0015(3);

(c) Must pay all fees required by the Board including any exam fee, renewal fee, and late fee;

(d) Must pass an examination required by the Board; and

(e) May be required to appear before the Board.

(4) Upon satisfying the requirements above, the certificate of registration may be reinstated to an active status.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.376
Hist.: LAB 2-1982, f. & ef. 6-24-82; LAB 1-1984, f. & ef. 1-5-84; LAB 2-1986, f. & ef. 3-5-86; LAB 1-1989, f. 4-4-89, cert. ef. 4-7-89; LAB 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-98; Renumbered from 804-030-0035, LAB 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-08; LAB 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-19-10

804-022-0025

Inactive Emeritus Status

(1) The Board may grant inactive Emeritus status to any Registered Landscape Architect who, while in good standing,

(a) Makes a request in writing to the board;

(b) Gives up the practice of landscape architecture as defined in ORS 671.310; and

(c) Validates 25 consecutive years of registration as a Landscape Architect which

(A) Includes 10 years of registration in Oregon; and

(B) Validates an active practice in Oregon during the three years prior to initial application for inactive Emeritus status as a Registered Landscape Architect in Oregon.

(2) The Registered Landscape Architect with inactive Emeritus status must submit an annual registration fee.

(3) Per ORS 671.376(4) the person can only register as a Registered Landscape Architect with inactive Emeritus status for a period of five years. If the registrant does not return to active status before the end of that five year period, the registration will lapse and cannot be renewed.

(4) If the Registered Landscape Architect with inactive Emeritus status wishes to resume practicing, active status may be granted within the initial 5 year period following the granting of Emeritus status if the registrant meets all of the requirements for returning to active status.

(5) If the Registered Landscape Architect with inactive Emeritus status wishes to resume practicing after the initial five years of obtaining inactive Emeritus status registration, registration may be granted only upon passing examinations required by the Board, by paying any required examination fees, renewal fees, and late fees, and otherwise meeting the requirements for registration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 671.376(4); ORS 671.415; ORS 671.310
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.325, 671.335, 671.365, 671.415
Hist.: LAB 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-11-09

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