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§ 2620. Education and Training Credits.

16 CA ADC § 2620BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 26. Landscape Architects Technical Committee
Article 1. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
16 CCR § 2620
§ 2620. Education and Training Credits.
The Board's evaluation of a candidate's training and educational experience is based on the following table:
Training
and/or
Education
Practice
Max Credit
Max Credit
Experience Description
Allowed
Allowed
(a) Experience Equivalent:
(1)
Degree in landscape architecture
from an approved school
4 years
(2)
Degree in landscape architecture
from a non-approved school
3 years
(3)
Extension certificate in
landscape architecture from an
approved school.
2 years
(4)
Associate degree in landscape
architecture from a community
college which consists of at least
a 2-year curriculum.
1 year
(5)
Extension certificate as
specified in subdivision (a)(3) and a
degree from a university or college
which consists of a 4-year curriculum.
4 years
(6)
Associate degree from a college
specified in subdivision (a)(4) and
an extension certificate as
specified in subdivision
(a)(3) of this section.
3 years
(7)
Partial completion of a degree in
landscape architecture from an
approved school.
1 year
(8)
Partial completion of an extension
certificate in landscape architecture from an
approved school where the applicant has a
degree from a university or college which
consists of a four-year curriculum.
1 year
(9)
A degree in architecture which consists of
at least a four-year curriculum that has been
accredited by the National Architectural
Accrediting Board.
1 year
(10)
Self-employment as, or employment by,
a landscape architect licensed in the
jurisdiction where the experience occurred
shall be granted credit on a 100% basis.
5 years
(11)
Self-employment as, or employment by,
a licensed architect or a registered civil
engineer in the jurisdiction where the
experience occurred shall be granted
credit on a 100% basis.
1 year
(12)
Self-employment as a California licensed
landscape contractor or a licensed
landscape contractor in another jurisdiction
where the scope of practice for landscape
contracting is equivalent to that allowed in
this State pursuant to Business and
Professions Code Section 7027.5and Cal.
Code Regs., Title 16, Section 832.27 shall
be granted credit on a 100% basis
4 years
(13)
Teaching in a landscape architecture
degree program as specified in
subdivisions (a)(1), (2), and (4) of this
section, under the supervision of a
licensed landscape architect.
1 year
(b) Educational Credits.
(1) Candidates shall possess at least one year of educational credit to be eligible for the examination.
(2) A degree from a school with a landscape architecture program shall be defined as one of the following:
(A) Bachelor of Landscape Architecture.
(B) Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture.
(C) Bachelor of Arts in landscape architecture.
(D) Masters degree in landscape architecture.
(3) The maximum credit which may be granted for a degree or combination of degrees from an approved school shall be four years of educational credit.
(4) A degree from a school with a landscape architecture program shall be deemed to be approved by the Board if the landscape architectural curriculum has been approved by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) as specified in its publication: “Accreditation Standards And Procedures” dated February 6, 2010 or the Board determines that the program has a curriculum equivalent to a curriculum having LAAB accreditation.
(5) For purposes of subdivisions (a)(7) and (8), “partial completion” shall mean that the candidate completed at least 80 percent of the total units required for completion of the 4-year degree or extension certificate program.
(6) Except as provided in subdivisions (a)(7) and (8), no credit shall be granted for academic units obtained without earning a degree or extension certificate under categories of subdivisions (a)(1), (2), (3) or (4) of this section.
(7) A candidate enrolled in a degree program where credit earned is based on work experience courses (e.g., internship or co-op program) shall not receive more than the maximum credit allowed for degrees under subdivisions (a)(1), (2) or (3) of this section.
(8) Except as specified in subdivision (a)(5) and (6) of this section, candidates with multiple degrees shall not be able to accumulate credit for more than one degree.
(9) The Board shall not grant more than four years of credit for any degree or certificate or any combination thereof for qualifying educational experience.
(c) Training Credits
(1)(A) Candidates shall possess at least two years of training/practice credit to be eligible for the examination.
(B) At least one of the two years of training/practice credit shall be under the direct supervision of a landscape architect licensed in a United States jurisdiction, and shall be gained in one of the following forms:
1. After graduation from an educational institution specified in subdivisions (a)(1), (2), (3) or (4) of this section.
2. After completion of education experience specified in subdivisions (a)(7) and (8) of this section.
(C) A candidate shall be deemed to have met the provisions of subdivision (c)(1)(B) if he or she possesses a degree from a school specified in subdivision (a)(1) and has at least two years of training/practice credit as a licensed landscape contractor or possesses a certificate from a school specified in subdivision (a)(3) and has at least four years of training/practice credit as a licensed landscape contractor.
(2) Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age or a high school graduate before they shall be eligible to receive credit for work experience.
(3) A year of training/practice experience shall consist of 1500 hours of qualifying employment. Training/practice experience may be accrued on the basis of part-time employment. Employment in excess of 40 hours per week shall not be considered.
(d) Miscellaneous Information
(1) Independent, non-licensed practice or experience, regardless of claimed coordination, liaison, or supervision of licensed professionals shall not be considered.
(2) The Board shall retain inactive applications for a five (5) year period. Thereafter, the Board shall purge these records unless otherwise notified by the candidate. A candidate who wishes to reapply to the Board, shall be required to re-obtain the required documents to allow the Board to determine their current eligibility.
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).
This database is current through 11/12/21 Register 2021, No. 46
16 CCR § 2620, 16 CA ADC § 2620
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