2040 W Main Street, Suite 304, Rapid City, SD 57702-2447
 Phone: 605-394-2510      Fax: 605-394-2509


Exam Application Instructions for Landscape Architects

REQUIREMENT: All applicants must have a record from the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board (CLARB).

EXAM SCHEDULE: National exam schedules and other information can be found at for the Council Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB). The Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E) consists of five sections. Those sections, which are not offered via computer administration, must be taken through South Dakota. Computerized written exams (Sections A, B, and D) are administered by CLARB and candidates must sign up through them. Graphic exams (Sections C and E) are given in Rapid City and candidates must sign up through this office.

DEADLINES: March 1 for the June graphics exam and September 1 for the December graphics exam. Your application, take home exam and council record must be here by the deadlines. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline will be on the preceding Friday.


  1. Complete the Landscape Architectural Application on line and mail with your check or fax with a Credit Card Authorization Form to this office. Or you may complete the application on-line and use a credit card on-line for payment of your application fee. Application fee is $100.
  2. Complete the online open-book Take Home Exam over South Dakota laws.
  3. Have CLARB send your record and passage of any computer exams to this office.




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