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How to get your license: Landscape architect by reciprocity

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Requirements

To qualify for reciprocity, you must:

  • Hold an active landscape architect license in another state or country
  • Have qualifications and experience that meet the following criteria:

How to apply

  1. Complete, sign, and date the Landscape Architect Law Summary Review Exam.
  2. Submit your application, either online or by mail:
    • Online
      • Log in or sign up to apply and pay your reciprocity application and 2-year license fees.
        • During this process, you will upload:
          • Completed Landscape Architect Law Review Exam (step 1 above).
    • By mail
      • Complete a Landscape Architect License Application
        • If you have a CLARB Council Record, complete sections 1, 3, and 5 only
      • Submit the following with your completed application:
        • Completed Landscape Architect Law Summary Review Exam (step 1 above)
        • Check or money order, payable to the Department of Licensing, for the reciprocity application and 2-year license fees.
          Board of Licensure for Landscape Architects
          Department of Licensing
          PO Box 3777
          Seattle, WA 98124-3777
        • Please allow 7 – 10 business days, not including mailing time, to process your application.
  3. Request the required supporting documents for your application:
    • If you have a CLARB Council Record: Have CLARB transmit your record to the board.
    • If you don’t have a CLARB Council Record, have all of the following sent to the address shown below:
      • Official college transcripts from your college/university
      • Certification of completion of one of the following exams from the state where you received your first license:
        • Landscape Architect Registration Exam (LARE), or
        • Uniform National Exam for Landscape Architects (UNE)
      • Certification of a valid landscape architect license from the state where you are currently licensed

Mailing address for third-party submissions:

Board of Licensure for Landscape Architects
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9012
Olympia, WA 98507
Email: landscape@dol.wa.gov (email must come directly from third party)

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