The Road To Registration (PDF) To become a Member of the BCSLA, candidates must successfully complete an oral exam conducted by the provincially appointed Board of Examiners. There are several methods to qualify for the exam: a) Internship (for those who have applicable education and/or employment related to landscape architecture) b) Reciprocity (for those who are registered as landscape architects in good standing in another jurisdiction recognized by the Board of Directors and c) Senior Practitioner (for those who have been practicing for 10 or more years). Click here for additional details.
Landscape Architecture Registration Exams
The LARE and Computerized LARE (MC/LARE) have been developed by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) to aid member boards in providing an examination that will assure uniformity of testing from one Board to the other. The LARE are designed to determine whether applicants for landscape architectural licensure possess sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to provide landscape architectural services without endangering the health, safety and welfare of the public. Click here for a step by step guide for the exams.
Registering for the LARE - NEW PROCESS
All candidates registering to write the LARE in BC must be a BCSLA Intern in Good Standing. Candidates must obtain pre-approval from the BCSLABEFORE registering for the exams. BCSLA pre-approved Candidates can then begin the LARE registration process online with CLARB.
BCSLA has joined forces with the UBC Library in support of a book donation program. BCSLA donates funds that are matched by the Library for the purchase of books to help candidates prepare for the LARE and for the profession. The program has purchased more than 200 books and subscribed to many publications for use by UBC Students since 2002 and the program will continue this year. Contact the BCSLA for more information.
Board of Examiners The BCSLA Board of Examiners must set and hold regular examinations in British Columbia at least once in each year at the place and the time specified by the Board of Examiners. The BCSLA will administer oral exams on May 10, July 12 and October 25, 2013. Contact the BCSLA office for details.
Board Information The Board of Examiners consists of at least five members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, including:
•the President of the BC Society of Landscape Architects (non-BRDO);
•a person nominated by the Principal of Kwantlen University College;
•a person nominated by the Director of the School of Architecture of the University of British Columbia;
•a person nominated by the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of British Columbia; and,
•a lay-member chosen to represent the public interest.
The Board of Examiners is chaired by the Past President of the BCSLA. The Registrar is the Observer.
The 2014 BC Land Summit Collaborations & Connections
This exciting event will be held from May 14-16, 2014 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver. Join allied professionals from five professional land use organizations for a unique conference that will take the place of our Annual Conference and Showcase of Products. The third gathering of BC Land Summit is proud to continue to facilitate, stimulate and build inter-disciplinary learning, shared understanding, and collaboration among allied professionals
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