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Landscape Architect Examination & Initial Licensure

​​Review the Mississippi requirements for licensure in Section 73-2-7 of the Landscape Architect Registration Act and in Chapter 1 of the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for licensure, one must take and pass the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE).  Applicants without a 4-year or masters degree in landscape architecture should contact the Board for instructions on how to apply to begin examination.  Applicants with a college degree in landscape architecture should apply directly to  CLARB to begin the LARE (​

Upon completion of the LARE, an applicant must direct CLARB to transmit the CLARB Council Record to the Board. Upon receipt of the CLARB Council Record, the Board will forward an application for initial licensure (a manual process) to the applicant.

Basic qualifications for initial licensure by examination, which the CLARB Council Record must document, are:

  • Successful completion of the LARE, and
  • A degree in landscape architecture from a college or university having a minimum four-year curriculum as approved by the Board, or seven years of experience under the supervision of a landscape architect as approved by the Board, or a degree in any curriculum and five years of experience as approved by the Board.