§ 5-51-4. Filing of applications for license.
(a) An application for a license to practice landscape architecture shall be submitted on the form provided by the board, and shall be received at any time during regular business hours at the office of the board. Before being eligible for licensure as a landscape architect, each applicant shall submit evidence to the board of the following:
(1) The applicant has completed a course of study and has graduated from a college or school of landscape architecture approved by the board. In lieu of graduation from an approved college or school of landscape architecture, an applicant may present evidence of at least six (6) years of practical experience in landscape architectural work of a grade and character satisfactory to the board. Credit may be given for approved college education, in the discretion of the board; and
(2) The applicant has had either: (i) a minimum of two (2) years' experience in landscape architectural work under the direct supervision of a registered landscape architect and of a grade and character satisfactory to the board; or (ii) one year's experience in landscape architectural work under the direct supervision of a registered landscape architect and of a grade and character satisfactory to the board and one year's experience in related work under the direct supervision of a registered "allied professional" and of a grade and character satisfactory to the board. For purposes of this subsection, the term "allied professional" shall mean an individual professional licensed as an architect, engineer, or a land surveyor; and
(3) He or she has satisfactorily completed all sections of the examination as required by the board.
(b) Each applicant shall submit, with the formal application for a license, authentic proof of the statements made in the application, by attaching any documentary evidence, affidavits, registrars statements, diplomas, published data, photographs, photostats, or any other sworn evidence, as in the discretion of the board, may be sufficient to show that the applicant is clearly eligible under the section of the law upon which the application is based. All documents shall be properly marked for identification and ownership.
(c) The board shall reserve the right to retain, as a permanent part of the application, any or all documents submitted. Original documents, at the request and expense of the applicant, may be replaced by photostatic copies of those documents.
(P.L. 1975, ch. 183, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 111, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 154, § 1.)