OAR 804-010-0010
Equivalent Education and Experience


In lieu of the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) degree specified in OAR 804-010-0000 (Examination Qualifications), an examination candidate may satisfy the education requirement for examination eligibility by accumulating the required five years of credit through a combination of one or more of the following:


Non-accredited B.L.A or M.L.A., four years credit;


NAAB-accredited B.Arch. or M. Arch, four years credit;


ABET-accredited degree in Civil Engineering, four years credit; or


Any Bachelor’s degree, two years credit; and


Up to three years of diversified experience in landscape architecture under the direct supervision of a licensed or registered landscape architect can fulfill the balance of the five years required to sit for the examination.


In allowing examination candidates the opportunity to combine education and experience in fulfilling the minimum qualification requirements established by statute, the Board will apply the following evaluation criteria:


Degrees listed in (1) above cannot be combined to satisfy the education credit requirement;


The work experience applied as education credit may not also be used to satisfy experience requirements;


Any degree awarded less than two years prior to the accreditation of the program will be accepted as an accredited degree;


Any degree awarded after a program has ceased to be accredited will not be accepted as an accredited degree.

Source: Rule 804-010-0010 — Equivalent Education and Experience, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=804-010-0010.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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