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§ 2620. Education and Training Credits.

16 CA ADC § 2620Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: June 8, 2022

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 26. Landscape Architects Technical Committee (Refs & Annos)
Article 1. General Provisions
Effective: June 8, 2022
16 CCR § 2620
§ 2620. Education and Training Credits.
(a) Experience Equivalents. The Board's evaluation of a candidate's educational and training experience is based on the following table:
Experience Description
Education Max. Credit Allowed
Training and/or Practice Max. Credit Allowed
(1) Degree in landscape architecture where the degree program has been accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).
4 years
(2) Degree in landscape architecture, where the degree program has not been accredited by LAAB and where the program consists of at least a four-year curriculum.
3 years
(3) Degree in architecture, where the degree program has been accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
2 years
(4) Degree in civil engineering, where the degree program has been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
2 years
(5) Degree, where the degree program consists of at least a four-year curriculum.
1 year
(6) Degree in landscape architecture, where the degree program consists of at least a two-year curriculum.
1 year
(7) Extension certificate in landscape architecture from an Extension Certificate Program that meets the requirements of section 2620.5.
2 years
(8) Extension certificate as specified in subdivision (a)(7) and a degree which consists of at least a four-year curriculum.
4 years
(9) Extension certificate as specified in subdivision (a)(7) and a degree as specified in subdivision (a)(6).
3 years
(10) Partial completion, as defined in subdivision (b)(1), of a degree in landscape architecture, where the degree program has been accredited by the LAAB.
1 year
(11) Partial completion, as defined in subdivision (b)(1), of an extension certificate in landscape architecture from an Extension Certificate Program that meets the requirements of section 2620.5 along with a degree from an educational institution where the degree program consists of at least a four-year curriculum.
1 year
(12) Experience as, or experience obtained under the direct supervision of, a landscape architect licensed or registered in the jurisdiction where the experience occurred.
1-6 years
(13) Experience as, or experience obtained under the direct supervision of, an architect or civil engineer licensed or registered in the jurisdiction where the experience occurred.
up to 3 years
(14) Experience as a California-licensed landscape contractor or a landscape contractor licensed or registered in another jurisdiction where the scope of practice for landscape contracting is equivalent to that allowed pursuant to section 7027.5 of the Code and section 832.27 of article 3, division 8, title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.
up to 4 years
(15) Experience obtained under the direct supervision of a California-licensed landscape contractor or a landscape contractor licensed or registered in another jurisdiction where the scope of practice for landscape contracting is equivalent to that allowed pursuant to section 7027.5 of the Code and section 832.27 of article 3, division 8, title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.
up to 1 year
(16) Teaching in a landscape architecture degree program under the supervision of a licensed landscape architect and where the degree program consists of at least a two-year curriculum.
1 year
(b) Education Credits.
(1) For purposes of subdivision (a)(10) and (11), “partial completion” shall mean that the candidate completed at least 80 percent of the total units required for completion of the four-year degree or extension certificate program.
(2) Except as provided in subdivision (a)(10) and (11), no credit shall be granted for academic units obtained without earning a degree or extension certificate.
(3) Candidates in a degree program earning credit based on work experience courses (e.g., internship or co-op program) shall not receive more than the maximum credit otherwise granted for degrees under this section.
(4) Candidates with multiple degrees shall not be granted education credit for more than one degree.
(5) Candidates with multiple extension certificates shall not be granted education credit for more than one extension certificate.
(6) Except as provided in subdivision (a)(8) and (9), candidates with both a degree and an extension certificate shall only be granted education credit for either the degree or the extension certificate, whichever holds the greater credit value.
(7) The maximum education credit allowed to any candidate is four years.
(c) Training Credits
(1) Candidates shall possess at least one year of training/practice credit as, or under the direct supervision of, a landscape architect licensed in a United States jurisdiction.
(2) Candidates shall be deemed to have met the requirements in subdivision (c)(1) if the candidate possesses either:
(A) a degree from a school specified in subdivision (a)(1) or an extension certificate as specified in subdivision (a)(8) and at least two years of training/practice credit as a licensed landscape contractor as specified in subdivision (a)(14); or
(B) an extension certificate as specified in subdivision (a)(7) and at least four years of training/practice credit as a licensed landscape contractor as specified in subdivision (a)(14).
(3) Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age or a high school graduate before they are eligible to receive training/practice credit.
(4) Candidates may receive one year of training/practice credit for 1500 hours of qualifying employment. Candidates may accrue training/practice credit on the basis of part-time employment. Candidates will not receive training/practice credit for employment in excess of 40 hours per week.
(5) Candidates will not receive training/practice credit for independent, non-licensed practice or experience, regardless of claimed coordination, liaison, or supervision of licensed professionals.
(d) The Board shall purge application records after five (5) years of lack of communication or inactivity from candidates. Candidates who wish to reapply to the Board shall submit the required documents to allow the Board to determine their current eligibility.

Credits

Note: Authority cited: Section 5630, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 5650, Business and Professions Code.
History
1. New section filed 11-14-95; operative 1-1-97 (Register 95, No. 46). For prior history, see Register 92, No. 15.
2. Change without regulatory effect amending first paragraph and subsections (b)(2), (b)(6) and (d)(2) filed 2-19-98 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 98, No. 8).
3. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (b)(2) and (b)(2)(D) filed 5-1-2003 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2003, No. 18).
4. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 5-5-2003 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2003, No. 19).
5. Amendment of section heading and section filed 3-7-2012; operative 3-7-2012 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 10).
6. Amendment of subsections (a)(4) and (b)(4) filed 12-13-2012; operative 12-13-2012 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 50).
7. New subsection (a)(13) filed 9-13-2016; operative 1-1-2017 (Register 2016, No. 38).
8. Amendment filed 6-8-2022; operative 6-8-2022 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2022, No. 23).
This database is current through 4/12/24 Register 2024, No. 15.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2620, 16 CA ADC § 2620
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