Georgia state board of landscape architects

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Georgia state board of landscape architects

The Georgia State Board of Landscape Architects, located in Atlanta, is one of the seven landscape architecture boards in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created in 1966 to set standards for landscape architecture. Its members are on the Georgia State University School of Art and Design campus in Atlanta, Georgia.


The board

In 1965, a group of landscape architects, owners of properties, architects and businesspeople in Georgia gathered to talk about the lack of comprehensive statewide regulation in the field of landscape architecture. For more than a decade the group had worked to standardize and regulate Georgia's urban environment. However, they believed it was time to turn their attention to the countryside. The board was created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1966 to establish standards for design and workmanship in the field of landscape architecture.

The chair and vice chair are appointed by the Governor of Georgia to a six-year term. They appoint three board members, one of whom is a member of the college. The board establishes the Georgia Landscape Architecture College which awards the Certificate of Professional Landscape Architect (CPLA).

To qualify for the CPLA, the applicant must be registered in the profession by the Georgia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Registered Land Surveyors (GRPLS) and have a minimum of two years of full-time professional landscape architecture experience.

In addition to GRPLS, the board regulates landscape architects through:

Examination and licensing requirements.


Promulgation of the Code of Professional Practice.

Advocacy for licensure.

Study of public service issues.

Development of statewide system of practice-based education.

The state board of landscape architecture

The board also oversees the state system of professional practice-based education. It offers programs to landscape architects, landscape architecture students, practicing architects, and practicing engineers.

Through this system, board-certified landscape architects and design professionals are able to obtain continuing education units (CEUs) through a combination of required (minimum 4.0 hours) and elective (maximum 10.0 hours) courses. The board offers educational programs through Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, the University of Georgia, and other state colleges and universities. The Board is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Landscape Architecture (CALA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

Education programs

Landscape Architecture degree

Professional certificate (includes Practice-based Education)

Board certificate of competence (CPLC, the CPLA)

Continuing education

Landscape Architecture Research – includes grants to support university research by landscape architects.

Landscape architecture degree

The Landscape Architecture Program of Georgia Tech, established in 1983, is the only program of its kind in the southeastern U.S. The curriculum integrates urban, rural, and suburban landscapes through a variety of natural and urban topics. Students of the program work in all types of environmental conditions and build an in-depth knowledge of the profession. The interdisciplinary nature of the program makes it a practical educational experience in urban design

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