Administration dates for the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) are set by the Council of Landscape Architect Registration Boards (CLARB), not the Board. CLARB administers the LARE three times per year, in early spring, summer, and late fall.
CLARB administration dates for 2021 are:
- April 5 - April 17
- August 2 - August 14
- December 6 - December 18
Visit the CLARB website
for the CLARB registration and cancellation deadlines for each administration.
Note: For an examination candidate who has not yet obtained Board pre-approval to sit for the LARE, please make note of the following deadlines for application to the Board:
- at least 30 days prior to the close of the registration period set by CLARB for the candidate's first requested exam date, for applicants with a landscape architecture degree accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)
- at least 45 days prior to the close of the registration period set by CLARB for the candidate's first requested exam date, for applicants without an LAAB degree
For example, if the CLARB registration period for an August administration is May 7-July 27, the applications for pre-approval are due to the Board either 30 days prior to July 27 (LAAB degree) or 45 days prior to July 27 (no LAAB degree).
Once the Board has granted pre-approval to sit for the LARE, the exam candidate is authorized to register for any or all sections of the exam, either at one time or at separate times. The Board's pre-approval is valid for 5 years with the possibility of a 1-year extension upon timely written request.
The Board collects an application fee of $100 for applications for pre-approval to sit for the LARE. Upon approval of an application to sit for exam, the Board notifies CLARB that the applicant can register for exam sections.
The Board does not collect exam fees. Exam fees must be paid directly to CLARB as part of the exam registration process. CLARB exam fees are listed below for reference only.