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Landscape Architect


The practice of the profession of landscape architecture is defined as performing services in connection with the development of land areas where, and to the extent that the dominant purpose of such services is the preservation, enhancement or determination of proper land uses, natural land features, ground cover and planting, naturalistic and aesthetic values, the settings, approaches or environment for structures or other improvements, natural drainage and the consideration and determination of inherent problems of the land relating to the erosion, wear and tear, blight or other hazards. This practice shall include the location and arrangement of such tangible objects and features as are incidental and necessary to the purposes outlined herein but shall not include the design of structures or facilities with separate and self-contained purposes such as are ordinarily included in the practice of engineering or architecture; and shall not include the making of land surveys or final land plats for official approval or recording.

Licensing Requirements

An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professsions, to practice as a landscape architect in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at:

Fees: (as of September 5, 2012)

The fee for licensure and first registration is $294.
The fee for a limited permit and three-year registration is $249.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2010, there were 35 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2011, there were 69 licenses issued for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Education Department
Education Building
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Landscape Architecture Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 110

Standard Occupational Classification

17-1012 - Landscape Architects
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Additional Information

American Society of Landscape Architects
636 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-3736
Phone: (202) 898-2444
Fax: (202) 898-1185


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 12/6/12.

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