Lay the groundwork for your success on the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.)! Successful completion of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.) is your key to licensure as a landscape architect. Written by the creator and producer of the L.A.R.E. for the past sixteen years, Everything You Need to Know About the L.A.R.E. will fully prepare you to do your very best on the exam. Drawing on his extensive expertise in both landscape architecture and the L.A.R.E. exam itself, Clarence Chaffee explains how the test is prepared and scored, and what content you can expect on it. He also gives you valuable insight into the exam weighting and strategies you can follow to achieve the maximum score on the test.
Chaffee walks you through every step of preparing for the exam, telling you how to: Sign-up for the exam Create a personalized strategy for passing the test Employ specific problem-solving strategies to earn maximum points Understand the design and weighting of problems Correctly interpret instructions and codes Think like a grader Avoid wasting time on aspects that graders don't consider There is no more authoritative, easy-to-follow guide to the L.A.R.E. Read it, follow its advice, and you will be confidently prepared to demonstrate all the knowledge and skill needed for the Landscape Architect Registration Exam and receive your license to practice as a Landscape Architect.
Table of Contents
Preface. Chapter 1. Preparing for the L.A.R.E. Timeline for Preparation. Registration Board Requirements. What's Involved in the Application Process? When Should You Sit for the L.A.R.E.? Chapter 2. The Successful Candidate's Guide to Taking the L.A.R.E. Passing Section C and Section E of the L.A.R.E. How Vignette Problems Are Written. How Vignette Problems Are Scored. How to Read a Vignette Problem. "How to Solve a Vignette Problem" Checklist. Timing. Practice, Practice, Practice. Chapter 3. The Content of Section C-Site Design. What's a Competency? What Do These Competencies Mean? What Vignettes Can You Expect to See on Section C? Types of Problems Usually Associated with Section C. Section C Codes. Practice Problems. Chapter 4. Section E-Grading, Drainage, and Stormwater Management. What's a Competency? What Do These Competencies Mean? What Vignettes Can You Expect to See on Section E? Types of Problems Usually Associated with Section E. Section E Codes. Practice Problems. Appendices. Appendix A. State and Provincial Board Contact Information. Appendix B. Sample Problems. Appendix C. Sample Solutions.
Clarence L. Chaffee is a founding partner of The Caviart Group, a company dedicated to developing creative approaches to the credentialing business. During his sixteen-year tenure as Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), Chaffee oversaw the complete redesign and development of the Landscape Architect Registration Exam (L.A.R.E.). Past director of examinations for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and a noted author and speaker on topics relating to the examination, education, and the regulation of professionals, Chaffee leads L.A.R.E. test prep sessions across the country for the Professional Exam Coaching Company (PECC).