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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT BOARD

 

DIVISION 22

QUALIFICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION

804-022-0000

Landscape Architect in Training (LAIT)

(1) A 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 Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) and is working toward registration as a Landscape Architect is qualified to register with the Board as a LAIT.

(3) The initial LAIT registration application must include:

(a) A validation of supervision of the LAIT by the supervising RLA and

(b) Payment of the initial registration fee.

(4) The initial date of registration for an LAIT will be the date the application was approved.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 671.316(3), 671.335, 671.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.316(3), 671.325, 671.335, 671.376
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; LAB 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-14

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

Initial Date of Registration & Renewal

(1) The initial date of registration will be the date the application was approved, and the registration will be subject to renewal on an annual basis.

(2) The annual registration renewal date is the last calendar day of the month in which registration was first granted by the Board. The registration is delinquent if not renewed by or before the renewal date.

(a) A renewal must include the completed renewal form signed by the registrant showing the registrant meets all the qualifications for renewal and the annual renewal fee.

(b) A renewal is considered timely if the Board has receipt of the items listed in (a) on or before the renewal date.

(3) The registration must be renewed annually on or before the renewal date to remain active. If the annual renewal is not made by the renewal date, the registration is delinquent but may be reinstated in accordance with 804-022-0020.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 671.415
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.325, 671.345, 671.365, 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; LAB 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-14

804-022-0020

Late Renewal and Reinstatement of Delinquent Registration

(1) A registration is delinquent (lapsed) if the registrant has not completed the requirements for renewal by or before the renewal due date.

(2) A registrant with a delinquent (lapsed) registration is not authorized to practice landscape architecture or use the title Registered Landscape Architect or variations thereof in Oregon.

(3) A registrant with delinquent (lapsed) registration has the following options for obtaining an active registration with the Board:

(a) If registration is not renewed or reinstated within five (5) years of the last renewal due date, then the registration expires. The individual cannot renew an expired registration but can apply for a new registration subject to current Board registration requirements.

(b) If the registrant takes action to renew within five (5) years of the last renewal due date, then the renewal is subject to the requirements of (4) or (5) of this rule based on the date the renewal requirements are fulfilled.

(4) If a registrant fails to renew a registration by the renewal date but completes the renewal requirements within sixty (60) days of the renewal due date, the following apply:

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

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

(5) Reinstatement is required if the renewal is completed more than sixty (60) days after the renewal date but within five (5) years of the last renewal due date (i.e., the reinstatement period). Individuals seeking renewal of registration within the reinstatement period must complete the requirements for renewal and the following additional reinstatement requirements:

(a) Submit a written request for reinstatement to the Board explaining why the registration renewal was late;

(b) Submit documentation of continuing education completion as required in OAR 804-025-0015(3) and pass a continuing education audit; and

(c) Pay all fees required by the Board (i.e. renewal fee and late fee for each year registration was delinquent (lapsed)).

(6) The Board delegates to the Board Administrator the authority to renew delinquent (lapsed) registrations per (4) of this rule.

(7) The Board delegates to the Continuing Education Coordinator the authority to approve continuing education audits for purposes of reinstatement of delinquent (lapsed) registrations under (5) of this rule. Documentation of audit completion will be filed in the Board office.

(8) The Board delegates to the Administrator the authority to grant reinstatement of registration under (5) of this rule upon confirmation that all necessary requirements have been met.

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; LAB 2-2015, f. 8-17-15, cert. ef. 9-1-15

804-022-0025

Inactive and Inactive Emeritus Status

(1) The Board has two types of inactive status as described in this rule.

(2) The Board shall grant Inactive status to any Registered Landscape Architect who while in good standing as defined in 804-003-0000(11) submits:

(a) A written request to the Board by or before the registration renewal date; and

(b) A signed statement of non-practice on a form provided by the Board.

(3) The Board shall grant Inactive Emeritus status to any Registered Landscape Architect who while in good standing as defined in 804-003-0000(11) submits:

(a) A written request to the Board by or before the registration renewal date;

(b) A signed statement of non-practice on a form provided by the Board; and

(c) Validation of twenty-five (25) consecutive years of registration as a Landscape Architect.

(4) A registrant on Inactive or Inactive Emeritus status cannot practice landscape architecture in Oregon. A registrant on Inactive status may not use the Registered Landscape Architect title or any similar title in Oregon. A registrant on Inactive Emeritus status may use the title Registered Landscape Architect, Emeritus or any similar title indicating the Emeritus or Retired status in Oregon.

(5) A registrant on Inactive or Inactive Emeritus status must submit an annual registration fee to cover the Board’s administrative cost of maintaining a registration record.

(6) Per ORS 671.376(4), a registrant can remain on Inactive or Inactive Emeritus status for a period of five (5) years. The five (5) year period is counted forward from the last renewal due date. At the end of the five (5) year period, the registration expires and cannot be renewed, but the individual can apply for a new registration subject to current Board registration requirements.

(7) If a registrant on Inactive or Inactive Emeritus status wishes to resume practicing within the five (5) year period described in (5) of this rule, the registrant can request a return to Active status as follows:

(a) Submit a written request asking to return to Active status;

(b) Submit the current year’s renewal fee; and

(c)(A) Complete the continuing education requirements for reactivation of registration found at 804-025-0015 as verified by an audit, except:

(B) A Landscape Architect in Training on Inactive status is not subject to continuing education requirements.

(8) The Board delegates to the Administrator the authority to grant Inactive and Inactive Emeritus status upon verification that the requirements of (2) or (3), whichever is applicable, have been met.

(9) The Board delegates to the Continuing Education Coordinator the authority to approve continuing education audits for purposes of return to Active status under (7) of this rule. Documentation of audit completion will be filed in the Board office.

(10) The Board delegates to the Administrator the authority to grant return to Active status upon confirmation that the audit and all other requirements for return to Active practice have been met.

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; LAB 2-2015, f. 8-17-15, cert. ef. 9-1-15

804-022-0030

Required Application Information

(1) The Oregon State Landscape Architect Board (Board) will not issue or renew any individual registration unless an applicant or registrant provides his or her Social Security Number on the application or renewal form.

(a) A registrant need not provide the Social Security Number on the renewal form if the Social Security Number has been previously provided to the Board and is in the record.

(b) An applicant need not provide the Social Security number on a subsequent application if the Social Security Number has been previously provided to the Board and remains in the record.

(2) If an individual has not been issued a Social Security Number by the United States Social Security Administration, the Board will accept a written statement from the applicant to fulfill the requirements of OAR 809-050-0050(1) and this rule. The individual may, but is not required to, submit the written statement on a form provided by the Board. Any written statement submitted must:

(a) Be signed by the individual;

(b) Attest to the fact that no Social Security Number has been issued to the individual by the United States Social Security Administration;

(c) Assert that the information provided about the Social Security Number is true and correct; and

(d) Acknowledge that knowingly supplying false information under this section is as crime.

(3) Individuals must provide Social Security Numbers as required by ORS 25.785, 305.385, 42 USC § 666(a)(13), and 42 USC § 405(c)(2)(C)(i) for child support enforcement purposes and Department of Revenue purposes. The Board will not release a Social Security Number for any other purpose without express written consent of the individual.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 25.785, 305.385, 42 USC § 666, 42 USC §405
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.335, 671.345, 671.376, 671.415, 25.785, 305.385
Hist.: LAB 2-2015, f. 8-17-15, cert. ef. 9-1-15

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