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 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) Practical experience must be gained under the direct supervision of a licensed design professional as defined in (2)(d), and is subject to review and approval by the board.
(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, regularly employed in the same physical location as the applicant, is directly responsible for all tactical and technical decisions on the applicant's work.
(c) "Year" means a total of 2,000 hours comprised of:
(i) at least 35 hours per week for at least two continuous months; or
(ii) at least 20 hours per week for at least four continuous months.
(d) "Licensed design professional" means a licensed landscape architect for at least two-thirds of the applicable experience requirement. The remaining experience may be obtained 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).
(3) All applicants for licensure must successfully pass the landscape architect registration exam.
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.