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Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards

Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards

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Learn more about Pearson VUE test delivery during COVID-19.

Take your CLARB exam conveniently from home through OnVUE online proctoring. A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your workstation to provide a secure exam experience.

The OnVUE pilot is for available all L.A.R.E. candidates.

Watch the short video on the CLARB online proctoring page to see how convenient it is to test from home or work. Be sure to run the system test before you sign in to register for an online proctored exam. Good luck!

The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) is dedicated to ensuring that all individuals who affect the natural and built environment through the practice of landscape architecture are sufficiently qualified to do so.

CLARB’s members include the licensure boards in 49 states, 3 Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia and the territory of Puerto Rico that regulate the profession of Landscape Architecture.

CLARB supports its members, the profession and the public through the establishment of standards of competency and the preparation, administration and scoring of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.).

L.A.R.E. Registration

Before scheduling an examination appointment with Pearson VUE, you must have already:

  1. Registered for the L.A.R.E. on the CLARB website, including payment of examination fees to CLARB; and
  2. Received the Confirmation of Examination Registration email from CLARB.

Please contact CLARB with any questions you have regarding the examination, examination requirements or the examination registration process at 571-432-0332.

Scheduling an Appointment

First time test takers, use your CLARB website username and password to schedule your appointment. If you have tested before, use your previous Pearson VUE login credentials. If you do not know your previous login credentials, please use the “forgot password” tool or contact Pearson VUE.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center. If you do not receive this email, your appointment may not be scheduled.

On Test Day

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. You will need to bring two forms of ID (one must have a photo and both must have signatures) to the test center with you.

Canceling an Appointment

Follow these steps to cancel an exam section:

Last updated 2020-10-05