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I am in quite a bit of confusion. I have been reading and 49 of the 50 states require Landscape Architects to be licensed and to obtain it you usually have to have a masters degree in landscaping, or tons of work experience.
So is a Landscape Architect different than say a regular residential landscaper? From what I have read it just talks about working for the city and such.
I read over the Act and to plant even a bush you need this license. So I am confused to who this applys to. Any help would be great! It's called "Landscape Architects Professional Licensing Act".
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Unless I am wrong, this may only apply to people that design full landscapes.
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I spoke with my county building department who would be the ones doing inspections and permits and according to them anyone can draw uo a plan. They just explained to me to make sure the homeowner knows they are responsible for engineering if the county requires it.
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I spoke with my county building department who would be the ones doing inspections and permits and according to them anyone can draw uo a plan. They just explained to me to make sure the homeowner knows they are responsible for engineering if the county requires it.
So a landscape architect works for the county or state? That would make sense.
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I would think you can not promote yourself as a landscape architect unless you have such a degree.

Performing landscaping services is much different. You may need a local license for it too depending on your area but it is much different.

Larger projects may call for a landscape architect to design or approve.
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In the area we service, I need an engineer's certificate from a certified landscape architect on new construction sites or when we perform landscaping/excavation work within a certain distance to an water (Lake, Ocean, Brook etc), on new construction sites it relates directly to grade and interceptor drains. We can plant trees/grass/shrubs etc. however anywhere the client wants. On established sites I only need a certificate if we are within a certain distance of water.

If the client has the budget, we have a sub contractor that we use, she is a certified horticulturist and landscape architect, we probably use her less than 10 times a year.
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So a landscape architect works for the county or state? That would make sense.
I think its a state license but the state blows and dose not even know their own laws. I called the department that would be permitting and inspecting and work done from plans I made and they told me there is no law, basically I am drawing and selling a picture.
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