24.114.1402 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT LICENSURE
(1) Applicants for licensure must meet the following minimum requirements for education and experience:
(a) an applicant with an accredited landscape architect degree must have at least two years of practical experience in landscape architecture;
(b) an applicant with a nonaccredited landscape architect degree must have three years of practical experience in landscape architecture;
(c) an applicant with a bachelor's degree other than in landscape architecture must have four years of practical experience in landscape architecture;
(d) an applicant with an associate's degree must have six years of practical experience in landscape architecture; or
(e) an applicant with no post-secondary education must have eight years of practical experience in landscape architecture.
(2) At least two-thirds of the applicable practical experience must be gained under the direct supervision of a licensed landscape architect. The remaining one-third of the applicable practical experience can be gained under the direct supervision of a licensed civil engineer, licensed architect, or a city planner certified by a nationally recognized certifying body (e.g., American Institute of Certified Planners).
(a) "Practical experience" means a diversity of experience directly related to landscape architecture.
(b) "Direct supervision" means working conditions where a licensed landscape design professional supervises the applicant through personal contact and/or remote communication (e-mail, online markups, Internet), and is directly responsible for all tactical and technical decisions on the applicant's work.
(c) "Year" means a total of 2,000 hours.
History: 37-1-131, 37-65-204, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-66-304, MCA; NEW, 2009 MAR p. 413, Eff. 4/17/09; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 2151, Eff. 11/13/09; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 2397, Eff. 11/11/11; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 2076, Eff. 11/10/17.