TITLE 16††††††††††† OCCUPATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSING

CHAPTER 44††† LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

PART 2 †††††††††††††† EDUCATIONAL AND EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE OR

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CERTIFICATION

 

16.44.2.1††††††††††††† ISSUING AGENCY:New Mexico Board of Landscape Architects, P.O. Box 25101, Santa Fe, NM87504.

[16.44.2.1 NMAC - Rp, 16.44.2.1 NMAC, 9-30-2016]

 

16.44.2.2††††††††††††† SCOPE:The provisions of 16.44.2 NMAC apply to applicants for licensure and certification.

[16.44.2.2 NMAC - Rp, 16.44.2.2 NMAC, 9-30-2016]

 

16.44.2.3††††††††††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY:This part is adopted pursuant to Landscape and Architects Act, Sections 61-24B-8, 61-24B-11, 61-24B-12, 61-24B-16 NMSA 1978.

[16.44.2.3 NMAC - Rp, 16.44.2.3 NMAC, 9-30-2016]

 

16.44.2.4††††††††††††† DURATION:Permanent.

[16.44.2.4 NMAC - Rp, 16.44.2.4 NMAC, 9-30-2016]

 

16.44.2.5††††††††††††† EFFECTIVE DATE:September 30, 2016, unless a later date is cited at the end of a section.

[16.44.2.5 NMAC - Rp, 16.44.2.5 NMAC, 9-30-2016]

 

16.44.2.6††††††††††††† OBJECTIVE:This part establishes the minimum educational and examination requirements for applicants applying for licensure or certification.

[16.44.2.6 NMAC - Rp, 16.44.2.6 NMAC, 9-30-2016]

 

16.44.2.7††††††††††††† DEFINITIONS:(Refer to Part 1)

 

16.44.2.8††††††††††††† EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

†††††††††††††† A.†††††††††† Qualifications for registration as a landscape architect.A person desiring to become registered as a landscape architect shall make application to the board on a written form and in such manner as the board prescribes, pay all required application fees and certify and furnish evidence to the board that the applicant:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1)††††††††† has graduated from an accredited program in landscape architecture at a school, college or university and has a minimum of two years of practical experience after graduation and acceptable to the board, at least one year of which shall be under the supervision of a registered landscape architect; or

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (2)††††††††† has graduated from a non-accredited program of landscape architecture at a school, college or university offering a minimum four-year bachelorís degree curriculum or a minimum two-year masterís degree curriculum and has a minimum of four years of practical experience after graduation and acceptable to the board, at least one year of which shall be under the supervision of a registered landscape architect; or

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (3)††††††††† has graduated from a program in a field related to landscape architecture at a school, college or university offering a minimum four-year bachelorís degree curriculum or a minimum two-year masterís degree curriculum and has a minimum of five years of practical experience after graduation and acceptable to the board, at least one year of which shall be under the supervision of a registered landscape architect; or

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (4)††††††††† has a minimum of ten years of practical experience in landscape architectural work that is acceptable to the board, at least one year of which shall be under the supervision of a registered landscape architect, provided that:

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (a)††††††††† each satisfactorily completed year of study in an accredited program of landscape architecture may be accepted in lieu of one year of practical experience required under this subsection; or

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (b)††††††††† a baccalaureate degree from a school, college or university may be accepted in lieu of two years of practical experience required under this subsection.

†††††††††††††† B.†††††††††† Qualifications for certification as a landscape architect in training.A person desiring to be certified as a landscape architect in training shall make application to the board on a written form and in such manner as the board prescribes, pay all required application fees and certify and furnish evidence to the board that the applicant has practical experience in landscape architectural work acceptable to the board and:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1)††††††††† has graduated from an accredited program in landscape architecture at a school, college or university; or

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (2)††††††††† has graduated from a non-accredited program of landscape architecture at a school, college or university offering a minimum four-year bachelorís degree curriculum or a minimum two-year masterís degree curriculum; or

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (3)††††††††† has graduated from a program related to landscape architecture at a school, college or university offering a minimum four-year bachelorís degree curriculum or a minimum two-year masterís degree curriculum.

[16.44.2.8 NMAC - Rp, 16.44.2.8 NMAC, 9-30-2016]

 

16.44.2.9††††††††††††† EXAMINATION:

†††††††††††††† A.†††††††††† Applicants for registration as a landscape architect shall be required to pass the boardís examination for landscape architects.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1)††††††††† To qualify for licensure, an applicant must demonstrate professional competence by passing the (L.A.R.E.) or have previously passed the uniform national examination (UNE).An applicant who passes the examination may be issued a registration to practice as a landscape architect provided the applicant meets all the current requirements for licensure.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (2)††††††††† The board shall conduct examination of applicants at least once each year.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (3)††††††††† The passing score on the L.A.R.E. is that score recommended by CLARB.The examination is scored on a pass-fail basis.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (4)††††††††† An applicant who fails to pass the L.A.R.E. may reapply for the examination if the applicant complies with the rules established by the board in effect at the time of reapplication.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (5)††††††††† An applicant may sit for the L.A.R.E. before or while completing the practical experience/supervision.

†††††††††††††† B.†††††††††† Applicants for certification as a landscape architect in training shall be required to pass the boardís examination for landscape architect in training.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1)††††††††† To qualify for certification as a landscape architect in training, an applicant must demonstrate some level of professional competence and demonstrate the applicantís pursuit of a landscape architectural career by passing any two sections of the L.A.R.E.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (2)††††††††† The board shall conduct examinations of applicants for certification as a landscape architect in training at least once each year.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (3)††††††††† The passing score on the L.A.R.E. is that score recommended by CLARB. The examination is scored on a pass-fail basis.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (4)††††††††† An applicant who passes the examination may be issued a certificate as a landscape architect in training allowing the use of the landscape architect in training designation provided the applicant meets all the current requirements for certification.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (5)††††††††† An applicant who fails to pass the examination may reapply for the examination if the applicant complies with the rules established by the board in effect at the time of reapplication.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (6)††††††††† Certification as a landscape architect in training is limited to five years in duration as established by the board.

[16.44.2.9 NMAC - Rp, 16.44.2.9 NMAC, 9-30-2016]

 

16.44.2.10†††††††††† [RESERVED]

 

16.44.2.11†††††††††† RECIPROCITY:The board may issue a license to practice as a registered landscape architect without an examination to an applicant who holds a current registration or license as a landscape architect issued by another state if the standards of the other state are as stringent or higher than those established by the rules and regulations and if the applicant meets the qualifications required of a registered landscape architect in this state.

[16.44.2.11 NMAC - Rp, 16.44.2.11 NMAC, 9-30-2016]

 

HISTORY OF 16.44.2 NMAC:

 

Pre-NMAC History:The material in this part was derived from that previously filed with the State Records Center and Archives under:

LAB 85-1, Rules and Regulations,11-27-85;

LAB 85-1, Rules and Regulations, 12-02-85;

LAB 89-1, Rules and Regulations, 05-05-89;

Rule 4, NMBLA, Registration, 07-08-92

 

History of Repealed Material:

16 NMAC 44.2, Registration for Licensure - Repealed 10-05-02

16.44.2 NMAC, Registration for Licensure, filed 9-5-2002 - Repealed effective 9-30-2016.