Since 1964, the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) has been the regulatory body for landscape architecture in BC under the authority granted by the Province to administer the Architects (Landscape) Act. The BCSLA is dedicated to upholding public health, safety and welfare as it relates to the professional practice of landscape architecture. Through the Architects (Landscape) Act, the title of Landscape Architect is regulated to serve the public interest. In order to use the title, an individual must be registered with the BCSLA.
A Landscape Architect in BC is a professional who has successfully completed: The required post-secondary education; a set of examinations which assess a prospective registrant’s ability to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public; and a supervised internship. Breach of the BCSLA Standards of Professional Conduct and Practice can lead to a reprimand or suspension of membership, along with losing the right to use the title “Landscape Architect”. The BCSLA Standards of Professional Conduct and Practice, Bylaws, and Policies and Procedures are available to the public.