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New York State Council of Landscape Architects (NYSCLA) is a volunteer organization established to respond to issues of licensure and state regulations affecting the profession of Landscape Architecture.
The New York State Board for Landscape Architecture establishes standards for licensure and enforces the laws and regulations that govern the practice of landscape architecture in New York.
New York State Education Law: Article 130, Article 148, Subpart 79-1 Landscape Architecture
Summary of Provisions: New York Practice Act Summary w/ Regulations
Practice Guidelines for Landscape Architects Licensed and Registered in New York
The State Board and the Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of the Professions recently completed the Practice Guidelines for Landscape Architects Licensed and Registered in New York. This publication is the result of two years of effort for the State Board and the Education Department. The document is located on the NYSED website at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/
New York State Board for Landscape Architecture
NYS Education Department
Office of Professions/ Division of Professional Licensing Services
Landscape Architecture Unit
89 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12234-1000
(518) 474-3817, ext. 250
Robert Lopez, Executive Secretary
The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board (CLARB) is a non-profit organization that, in collaboration with its members, establishes standards for education, experience, and examination required for the professional licensure of landscape architects. CLARB administers and scores the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE).
ASLA-NY will holds a LARE Review prep course for the test in early 2016. Unfortunately there will be no LARE Review offered in 2015. ASLA National has an LARE Preparation Resource Page.
Continuing Education Requirements
New York State requires licensed landscape architects to complete 36 hours of continuing education every three years to maintain their license. See page 4 of the New York Practice Act Summary (see link above) for more information. To find a course go to Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LACES) click here
The following links answers most questions regarding CEU requirements in New York State:
NYSDEC’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and Erosion Control plans in New York State
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) administers LEED professional credentials and exams.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) provides education resources to prepare for and maintain LEED credentials
The California Arborists Association (CAA) is a non-profit organization of professional arborists. Its purpose is to promote responsible and progressive arboriculture practices, continuing education and training, and communication between practitioners, educators, researchers, and other green industry professionals.
Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification
A Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) is certified to inspect playgrounds for safety hazards and to ensure compliance with national standards. The (CPSI) program is offered by the National Certification Board in coordination with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the National Playground Safety Institute.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
American Institute of Architects New York Chapter www.AIANY.org
Regional Planning Association www.rpa.org
Municipal Arts Society www.MAS.org
New Yorkers for Parks www.ny4p.org
Open House New York www.ohny.org
New York Building Congress www.buildingcongress.com