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RULE §3.41Requirements

(a) Every Applicant for landscape architectural registration by examination in Texas must successfully complete all sections of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE).

(b) The Board may approve an Applicant to take the LARE only after the Applicant has completed the educational requirements for landscape architectural registration by examination in Texas, has completed at least six (6) months of full-time experience working under the direct supervision of a licensed landscape architect, and has submitted the required application materials.

(c) An Applicant may take the LARE at any official LARE testing center but must satisfy all Texas registration requirements in order to obtain landscape architectural registration by examination in Texas.

(d) Each Candidate must achieve a passing score in each division of the LARE. Scores from individual divisions may not be averaged to achieve a passing score.

(e) An examination fee may not be refunded. A portion of an examination fee may be reapplied to a subsequent examination as follows:

  (1) A Candidate, because of extreme hardship, must have been precluded from scheduling or taking the examination or a portion of the examination. For purposes of this subsection, extreme hardship is defined as a serious illness or accident of the Candidate or a member of the Candidate's immediate family or the death of an immediate family member. Immediate family members include the spouse, child(ren), parent(s), and sibling(s) of the Candidate. Any other extreme hardship may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  (2) A written request to reapply the examination fee based on extreme hardship must be submitted not later than thirty (30) days after the date of the scheduled examination or portion of the examination. Documentation of the extreme hardship that precluded the applicant from scheduling or taking the examination must be submitted by the Candidate as follows:

    (A) Illness: verification from a physician who treated the illness.

    (B) Accident: a copy of an official accident report.

    (C) Death: a copy of a death certificate or newspaper obituary.

  (3) The national examination provider must approve the request.

Source Note: The provisions of this §3.41 adopted to be effective October 10, 2001, 26 TexReg 7849; amended to be effective April 4, 2004, 29 TexReg 3466

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