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License Application Status | Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs | Licensing Examination | Practice Issues | Professional Misconduct and Discipline | General Customer Service

License Application Status

Find the status of your license application by checking our online license verifications; your name will be added immediately when your license number is issued.

We cannot provide the status of a licensure application by phone. After you have submitted all your documentation, please allow 6 weeks before submitting a Contact Us Form to request a status update. Contacting us earlier may extend processing times for applications. During busy times, this time frame may increase. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Please provide your name, the last 4 digits of your social security number, date of birth, and the name of the profession in any correspondence.


Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs

If you have questions about documentation required to verify education completed outside the U.S. or in non-approved programs, contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Bureau of Comparative Education
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 300
Fax: 518-486-2966
E-mail: comped@nysed.gov


Licensing Examination

For information about the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE), contact the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) at:

The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB)
3949 Pender Drive
Suite 120
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 571-432-0332
Fax: 571-432-0442
E-mail: info@clarb.org
Web: www.clarb.org External Link Icon


Practice Issues

For answers to questions concerning practice issues, contact:

NYS Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Landscape Architecture
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 110
Fax: 518-486-2981
E-mail: larchbd@nysed.gov


Professional Misconduct and Discipline

This site contains information concerning professional misconduct, including how to file a complaint and search for disciplinary actions taken against licensees.


General Customer Service

Office of the Professions staff are available from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm, Eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817
Fax: 518-474-1449
For an e-mail response: Contact Us

Last Updated: September 17, 2021