Landscape Architect Exam

Landscape Architect Exam

Important Notice Concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19)



As of October 1, 2020, applicants may register directly with CLARB to take the national LARE Exam and apply with the APELSCIDLA Board upon passing the exam.    


Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE), a four-part computerized exam

Exam Vendor  

CLARB (Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards)
(571) 432-0332  

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Frequency and Dates of Exam   March 23 - April 4, 2020 
August 1 - September 19, 2020
November 30 - December 12, 2020

Deadline for Application to APELSCIDLA Board 

Completed applications are due to the Board no later than 130 days prior to the exam.

Exam Application and Fee Deadline  

Payable to vendor 

For complete LARE registration deadlines, exam fees, administration dates and locations, visit the CLARB website.

Exam Locations  

CLARB partners with Pearson VUE Test Centers to administer the LARE. Candidates may take any section of the LARE in any Pearson VUE Test Center offering the exam, regardless of where you wish to obtain initial licensure.

Questions About Exam Scheduling or Registration?  

Only candidates pre-approved by the APELSCIDLA Board should contact CLARB at (571) 432-0332 or

Other Questions?  

To obtain an application package or to check on the status of your application, contact the Board office at (804) 367-8506 or