Rules and Regulations for Landscape Architects

420-RICR-00-00-1 ACTIVE RULE

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1.4 Definitions

1.5Board Meetings

1.6Individual Registrations – Application, Renewal and Reinstatement

1.7 Firm Registrations - Certificates of Authorization (COA)


1.9Use of Seal or Stamp

1.10Hearings, Administrative Procedures, and Access to Public Records

1.11Unlawful Practice

1.12Standards of Professional Practice

1.13 Fees

Title 420 Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects
Chapter 00 N/A
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 1 Rules and Regulations for Landscape Architects
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 05/01/2023

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-51-2
R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-51-9

Purpose and Reason:

The Department is proposing this amendment to make the licensing process conform with a new streamlined national uniform application. The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) started a Uniform Application project two (2) years ago to try to provide more consistency in the information that was being delivered to the jurisdictions, to try to streamline information and to identify information that was not being required by the jurisdictions for the licensure process. One of those items identified was the general references requirement. As a result, as of October 8, 2021, CLARB no longer collects general references. However, CLARB does collect the required employment verifications from registered landscape architects and other allied professionals. 

The Board of Examiners for Landscape Architects (“Board”) considered these national changes and agreed to remove the regulatory requirement for these general references, finding that their value was minimal compared to the information provided by registered design professionals who were verifying the applicants statutorily required experience.

In addition, upon reviewing the regulation the Board proposed a few additional clean up amendments. 

§ 1.1 – Remove reference to § 42-14-17, which is a general statutory reference to the Director’s regulation making authority. This reference is redundant when included with §§ 5-51-2 and 5-51-9 which together outline the Director’s specific authority related to LA professions. 

§ 1.4(D) –Simplify the phrasing of the defined term for ease of understanding. 

§ 1.6(A)(3)(a) through (c) – Add headings to clarify the three main requirements for licensure: (1) Exam completion, (2) Education, and (3) Experience. Delete requirement in subparagraph (a) for general references consistent with changes by CLARB to the national licensing process. 

§ 1.6(A)(4) – Deleted procedure not used by the Board.