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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

1800.1500 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE.

Subpart 1.

Examination requirement.

An applicant for licensure as a landscape architect shall pass the examination referred to in part 1800.1700. An applicant for licensure under part 1800.0800, item F, must satisfy the Minnesota licensing requirements in effect at the time of the applicant's original licensure in the other state.

Subp. 2.

Admissions to examination.

For admission to the examination, an applicant shall apply directly to the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) and follow the procedures outlined by CLARB.

Subp. 3.

Education requirement.

An applicant for licensure as a landscape architect shall present evidence of graduation from a landscape architecture curriculum of a university or college accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).

Subp. 4.

Experience requirement.

An applicant for licensure as a landscape architect shall present evidence of completion of the experience requirement in items A to C.

A.

The number of years of professional experience required is based on the following table:

Degree Received Years of Education Years of Professional Experience
Graduation from a five-year baccalaureate curriculum in Landscape Architecture accredited by the LAAB. 5 3
Graduation from a four-year baccalaureate curriculum in Landscape Architecture accredited by the LAAB. 4 4
Graduation from a LAAB-accredited master's or doctorate curriculum in Landscape Architecture. 5 or more 3

B.

Qualifying experience must be acquired after graduation and be under the direct supervision of a licensed landscape architect.

C.

Qualifying experience under the direct supervision of a licensed architect or licensed professional engineer shall receive full credit up to a maximum of one year when the work is related to landscape architecture.

D.

Qualifying experience gained before graduation from one of the landscape architectural curricula in item A must be credited to satisfy part of the requirements for qualifying landscape architect experience under this item according to the following conditions:

(1)

experience must be under the direct supervision of a licensed landscape architect;

(2)

experience must be gained in increments of 90 days or more; and

(3)

experience must be credited at a rate of 50 percent.

This credit must not exceed one year of qualifying landscape architect experience.

Subp. 5.

[Repealed, 35 SR 2011]

Subp. 6.

Qualifying experience defined.

As used in this part, "qualifying experience" consists of varied, progressive, nonrepetitive, practical experience at landscape architectural work that develops the applicant's ability to apply the knowledge gained during academic training to make sound judgments in solving landscape architectural problems and prepares the applicant to assume responsible charge of the work involved in the practice of landscape architecture. The experience must include elements of research, codes and standards, site and environmental analysis, landscape architectural programming, planning, economics, schematic design, design development documents, construction documents, specifications, project management, and observation of construction. Experience must be written in detail, verified by the applicant's supervisor, and submitted with the application for licensure for evaluation.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 326.06; 326.10

History:

L 1987 c 258 s 12; L 1989 c 246 s 2; 21 SR 1427; 29 SR 754; 35 SR 2011; 38 SR 59; 43 SR 89

Published Electronically:

August 16, 2018