Actions Taken by the Georgia Board of Landscape Architects at its September 9 Meeting
Macon, Ga.—The Georgia Board of Landscape Architects met on Wednesday, September 9, 2009.
The Board voted to ratify the issuance of nine Landscape Architect licenses by examination, three Landscape Architect licenses by reciprocity, one Temporary Landscape Architect license, and the reinstatement of four Landscape Architect licenses. The Board also voted to deny one application for licensure by examination.
The Board voted to post the following revised rule:
Rule 310-2-.01 Applications:
(1) An application for licensure as a Landscape Architect by examination shall be submitted on a form provided by the Board and may be received at any time during regular business hours at the office of the Board.
The deadlines for submission of applications to the Board office are:
June examination: March 1st for first-time applicants;
March 15th for re-exam applicants.
December examination: September 1st for first-time applicants;
September 30th for re-exam applicants.
(a) Each applicant sitting for the examination must obtain written approval from the Board prior to taking any portion (written and/or computer based) of any examination offering that occurs at any time during the year. Scores obtained by an applicant from an examination for which there was not prior written approval by the Board will not be accepted by the Board for the purpose of licensure.
(2) An examination/application fee shall accompany the application.
(3) All portions of the application must be completed and the Board reserves the right to require the applicant to furnish proof of the statements made therein. Failure to supply additional evidence within the dates prescribed by the Board, or failure to appear before the Board, if requested, may be considered just and sufficient cause for denial of the application as an incomplete application.
(4) The Board reserves the right to retain any and all documents submitted.
(5) The Board may require evidence to support the adequacy of the training required. Successive periods of employment of less than 10 weeks may not be considered as part of a training described on the application.
(6) In order to be acceptable to the Board, the 18 months of training required in
O.C.G.A. 43-23-7 as a prerequisite for the examination must be in the actual full-time practice of landscape architecture under the direct supervision of a registered landscape architect. Exceptions to the supervision requirements provided for in this paragraph will be considered by the Board on a case by case basis. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide adequate documentation to show evidence of having met the training requirement provided for in this paragraph. Full-time is defined as a minimum of 40 hours worked per week. In order for part-time work to fulfill the training requirement, 36 months of training with a minimum of 20 hours worked per week is required.
(7) Applicants who hold a Master of Landscape Architecture degree or a Master of Science degree in landscape architecture but who do not hold a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree or a Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture, must complete the training requirements provided for in O.C.G.A. 43-23-7 as a prerequisite for the examination.
(8) The Board or its designated provider will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The written request for an accommodation by an individual with a disability must be submitted to the
made in writing and received in the Board office with the application by the application deadline along with appropriate documentation, as indicated in the Request for Disability Accommodation Guidelines.
The Georgia Board of Landscape Architects will hold its next meeting via conference call on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at the Professional Licensing Boards Division in Macon.