1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Education
  4. Title 8: The Professions
  5. Article 148: Landscape Architecture


Section 7324 Requirements for a professional license

Education (EDN)

1. To qualify for a license as a landscape architect, an applicant shall fulfill the following requirements:

  (1) Application: file an application with the department;

  (2) Education: have received an education, including a bachelor's or higher degree in landscape architecture, in accordance with the commissioner's regulations;

  (3) Experience: have experience satisfactory to the board in appropriate landscape architectural work and of sufficient amount so that the combined college study and experience total eight years;

  (4) Examination: pass an examination satisfactory to the board and in accordance with the commissioner's regulations;

  (5) Age: be at least twenty-one years of age;

  (6) Citizenship or immigration status: be a United States citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States;

  (7) Character: be of good moral character as determined by the department; and

  (8) Fees: pay a fee of two hundred twenty dollars to the department for admission to a department conducted examination and for an initial license, a fee of one hundred fifteen dollars for each reexamination, a fee of one hundred fifteen dollars for an initial license for persons not requiring admission to a department conducted examination, and a fee of one hundred fifty-five dollars for each triennial registration period.

  2. In lieu of degree and experience requirements specified in subparagraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision one of this section, twelve years of practical experience in landscape architecture of a grade and character satisfactory to the board may be accepted by the department provided that each complete year of study satisfactory to the department may at the discretion of the board be accepted in lieu of two years of experience but not to exceed eight years toward the required total of twelve years. Eight years of such experience satisfactory to the board may be accepted by the department for admission to that portion of the examination related to fundamental landscape architecture theory.

  3. In lieu of degree, experience and examination requirements specified in subparagraphs (2), (3) and (4) of subdivision one of this section, ten years of lawful practice of landscape architecture outside the state satisfactory to the board may be accepted by the department upon the passing of a practical examination satisfactory to the board.

  4. On recommendation of the board, the department may exempt from examination an applicant who holds a license or certificate to practice landscape architecture issued to him upon examination by a legally constituted board of examiners in any other state or political subdivision of the United States, provided the applicant's qualifications met the requirements in this state at the time such license was issued.