Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 51
Rhode Island State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-51-6

§ 5-51-6. Examinations.

(a) Before being examined for registration as a landscape architect, each applicant shall submit evidence to the board that:

The applicant has completed a course of study and has graduated from a college or school of landscape architecture approved by the board. In lieu of graduation from an approved college or school of landscape architecture, an applicant may present evidence of at least six (6) years of practical experience in landscape architectural work of a grade and character satisfactory to the board. Credit may be given for approved college education, in the discretion of the board.

(b) The scope of the examinations shall be established by the board, and the examinations shall be designed to determine the qualifications of the applicant to practice landscape architecture. The examination shall cover technical, professional, and practical subjects as relate to the practice of the profession of landscape architecture. The examinations shall also cover the basic arts and sciences, knowledge of which is material and necessary to the proper understanding, application, and qualification for practice, of the profession of landscape architecture. (The board may use the Council of Landscape Architects Registration Boards’ national examination in lieu of preparing a special test for its own use.)

(c) The board may establish or change the written examination and include an oral examination as a supplement to the written examination. The board may also determine the eligibility of the applicant before permitting admittance to the examination.

(d) The subjects included in the examination shall be determined by the board and may be combined, revised, or eliminated. The time allotted for the examination may be altered at the discretion of the board.

(e) The written examination shall be given at least once in each calendar year. The date, time, and place of the examination shall be determined by the board.

(f) The examination shall be conducted in accordance with the instructions issued by the board.

History of Section.
P.L. 1975, ch. 183, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 44, art. 18, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 164, § 6; P.L. 1997, ch. 30, art. 25, § 4; P.L. 1999, ch. 289, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 111, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 154, § 1.