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The examination for registration as a landscape architect in Illinois is the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.) of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB).

Click here for the candidates section of the CLARB website for information on the examination.

Important Notes:

  • Pre-approval from the Illinois Landscape Architecture Board is not required to take the L.A.R.E.
  • Beyond the L.A.R.E., Illinois has additional requirements for licensure. See application for further requirements.
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