After months and months of acquiring experience through work and years of studying, I recently passed Section 2, what use to be Section B of the L.A.R.E. This is one of the now four exams I must pass to be called a Landscape Architect, rather than a Landscape Designer. With this great news, I am now one test away from completing the exam process.
A little background information. The L.A.R.E., Landscape Architect Registration Examination, is an exam that has been developed by the CLARB, or The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards. The exam is used to determine if applicants for a landscape architectural license have the skills, knowledge and abilities to be a landscape architect without endangering the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The L.A.R.E. is required in 46 states, two Canadian provinces, and one United States territory for licensure as a landscape architect. With the recently changed L.A.R.E. format, the total amount of exams has been reduced from five to four and all are now multiple choice.