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How to become a landscape architect in Idaho

Requirements for Idaho Landscape Architect License

What are the requirements to become a landscape architect in Idaho?

Landscape architecture is a profession that is regulated by the State of Idaho. This means that there is a state board that issues licenses to qualified individuals and regulates the profession. To practice landscape architecture in Idaho, you must obtain a license from the Idaho Board of Landscape Architects (IBLA).

Applicants for licensure must complete a program at college or school of landscape architecture or be able to document at least 8 years of practical landscape architecture experience.

Licensure by examination requires that the applicant take and pass the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE). Exams are scheduled through the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB).

Licensure by reciprocity is available to candidates who were licensed in another state by passing the LARE.

How do I become a licensed landscape architect in Idaho?

Submit an Application for Landscape Architect Licensure, the reference form, and proof of age and education to the IBLA. Include the application and license fees.

Send your documents to:

Idaho Board of Landscape Architects
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
700 West State Street
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0063

How much does the landscape architect license cost?

There is a $100 application fee and a $150 original license fee. There is also an annual renewal fee of $150.

Are there any continuing education requirements for Idaho landscape architects?

Landscape architects are not required to complete any continuing education to maintain their license.

What else do I need to know to start an Idaho landscape architecture business?

In addition to getting your landscape architect license, consider forming a business entity with the Idaho Secretary of State. Idaho does not require landscape architects to set up any type of entity. Each business entity offers different benefits and protections for landscape architects. In addition to standard corporations and limited liability companies, Idaho allows landscape architects to set up professional corporations (PC) and professional limited liability companies (PLLC). These entities allow licensed individuals to form a corporation or LLC for the purpose of practicing their profession. Shareholders must also be licensed as landscape architects or in an allied field.

Idaho does not require businesses to indicate the type of business they perform in the business name.


Idaho Board of Landscape Architects

Idaho Secretary of State