Section 34-17-21

Qualifications of applicant.

For licensing as a landscape architect, the following evidence shall be submitted that the applicant:

(1) Is at least 19 years of age.

(2) Has, before making application to the board, completed the course of study in and been graduated from a college or school of landscape architecture approved by the board. The application for examination shall be accompanied by proof of actual practical experience in landscape architectural work of a grade and character satisfactory to the board. Each complete year of study in an approved college or school of landscape architecture shall be accepted in lieu of one year of practical experience, and the applicant shall submit evidence of sufficient additional acceptable experience to total five years of combined education and practical experience. The master's or doctoral degree in landscape architecture shall fulfill the requirements for five years combined education and practical experience. The applicant shall also submit proof of one additional year of practical experience sufficient to total six years of combined education and practical experience. In lieu of graduation from an accredited college or school of landscape architecture, and the practical experience in addition thereto, an applicant may be admitted to the examination upon presenting evidence of at least eight years of actual practical experience in landscape architectural work of a grade and character satisfactory to the board. In order to qualify for the exemption from the requirement to obtain a degree in landscape architecture based on eight years of practical experience, an applicant must have begun accepting practical experience prior to August 1, 2012.

(3) Is a citizen of the United States or, if not a citizen of the United States, is a person who is legally present in the United States with appropriate documentation from the federal government.

(Acts 1971, No. 2396, p. 3819, §3; Acts 1991, No. 91-152, p. 191, §3; Acts 1995, No. 95-283, p. 523, §3; Act 2011-166, p. 315, §3; Act 2012-431, p. 1188, §1; Act 2013-210, p. 478, §1(b).)