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New York State Council of Landscape Architects (NYSCLA) is a volunteer organization established to respond to issues of licensure and state regulations affecting the profession of Landscape Architecture.

ASLA Policies

ASLA Code of Professional Ethics - updated in 2019

The Code applies to the professional activities of all ASLA members (hereinafter, referred, referred to simply as Members), and contains important principles relating to the duties of Members to clients, employers, and employees and to other Members of the Society.  Download pdf 


Sexual and Unlawful Harassment Policy

ASLA is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which Board members and volunteer leaders are treated fairly and with dignity, decency, civility, and respect. Because ASLA takes seriously allegations of sexual and unlawful harassment (collectively, “harassment”), ASLA will respond promptly to complaints of such harassment and, where it is determined that inappropriate conduct has occurred, will act to eliminate the conduct and impose such corrective and/or remedial action as necessary. Further, any retaliation against complaining parties or witnesses in an investigation of a harassment complaint is similarly unlawful and will not be tolerated. To achieve our goal of providing a harassment-free environment, ASLA enforces this policy, educates Board members and volunteers leaders, and provides a procedure for addressing any inappropriate conduct that may occur. READ the full policy HERE



The New York State Board for Landscape Architecture establishes standards for licensure and enforces the laws and regulations that govern the practice of landscape architecture in New York.

New York State Education Law: Article 130, Article 148, Subpart 79-1 Landscape Architecture

Summary of Provisions:  New York Practice Act Summary w/ Regulations

Practice Guidelines for Landscape Architects Licensed and Registered in New York

The State Board and the Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of the Professions recently completed the Practice Guidelines for Landscape Architects Licensed and Registered in New York.  This publication is the result of two years of effort for the State Board and the Education Department. The document is located on the NYSED website at

New York State Board for Landscape Architecture
NYS Education Department
Office of Professions/ Division of Professional Licensing Services
Landscape Architecture Unit
89 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12234-1000
(518) 474-3817, ext. 250
Robert Lopez, Executive Secretary

LARE Review

The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board (CLARB) is a non-profit organization that, in collaboration with its members, establishes standards for education, experience, and examination required for the professional licensure of landscape architects. CLARB administers and scores the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE).

ASLA-NY typically holds a LARE Review prep course in February.

ASLA National has an LARE Preparation Resource Page.

Continuing Education Requirements

New York State requires licensed landscape architects to complete 36 hours of continuing education every three years to maintain their license.   See page 4 of the New York Practice Act Summary (see link above) for more information.   To find a course go to Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LACES) click here
The following links answers most questions regarding CEU requirements in New York State:

Professional Development

LEED accreditation

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) administers LEED professional credentials and exams.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) provides education resources to prepare for and maintain LEED credentials

Arborist certification

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is a worldwide professional organization dedicated to the professional practice of arboriculture and administers the ISA Arborist certification.

The California Arborists Association (CAA) is a non-profit organization of professional arborists. Its purpose is to promote responsible and progressive arboriculture practices, continuing education and training, and communication between practitioners, educators, researchers, and other green industry professionals.

Irrigation certification

The Irrigation Association, founded in 1949, includes over 2,000 corporate and individual members and is dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation. The program includes various credential options.

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) is certified to inspect playgrounds for safety hazards and to ensure  compliance with national standards. The (CPSI) program is offered by the National Certification Board in coordination with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the National Playground Safety Institute.

Landscape Architecture

American Society of Landscape Architects click here
LAND: The ASLA Newsletter  click here

The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Landscape Architect Specifier News

Related Organizations

American Institute of Architects New York Chapter
Regional Planning Association
Municipal Arts Society
New Yorkers for Parks
Open House New York
New York Building Congress

Agency Information

NYSDEC’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and Erosion Control plans in New York State

The latest Stormwater Design Manual is here:

Other Stormwater tools:

The latest Stormwater Permit is listed here (see link under “Permits”):

For Erosion and Sediment Control (aka Bluebook):

Maintenance Guidance for Stormwater Management Practices

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