Landscape Architect Exam


    Virginia applicants must first apply to the APELSCIDLA Board for approval to sit for the LARE. Upon Board approval, applicants then register for the exam directly through CLARB. 


    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   April 1-13, 2019 
    August 5-17, 2019 
    December 2-14, 2019  

    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 info@clarb.org.

    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 apelscidla@dpor.virginia.gov.