How are Landscape Industry Certified Designers qualified?
To complete this certification process the candidate must show documented evidence of seven years of full time experience in landscape design. This can be any combination of appropriate post-secondary education and pertinent design experience totaling seven years.
Written Exam Requirement:
Candidates must successfully complete each section of the Certified Landscape Designer written exam; with a minimum grade of 70% in each section required
Candidates must submit a Landscape Design portfolio of 3 projects completed by the candidate (with at least 3 client references to confirm that the work was completed by the candidate) that meets the Portfolio Submission Guideline. The portfolio is judged by a Jury of academic, design/build members of CNLA or CSLA and a representative of the regional Landscape Industry Certified Designer group.
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