By the Division of Professional Licensure

Important Information Regarding Board Meetings

Board meetings are held at 1000 Washington Street, Room 1A, Boston, MA, 02118, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. For directions to 1000 Washington Street, please visit DPL’s Agency Office Locator page.

For information about topics to be discussed at a specific meeting, please check the meeting notices posted under the News & Updates section of the Board’s website. Meeting notices are posted on the Board’s website at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting. For additional information on a scheduled meeting, please call (617) 727-9931.

2016 Meeting Dates

March 10, 2016

June 6, 2016

September 8, 2016

November 7, 2016

Note: An asterisk (*) indicates that the meeting has been cancelled.

Examination Schedule

Massachusetts applicants for the LARE must have their applications approved by the Board before testing. For test dates, see, as they administer the test.


Retaking a Failed Examination

Each candidate may take the licensing examination, or sections thereof, a total of three times during three consecutive examination administrations. A license will be granted by the Board once a candidate has accumulated a passing score in all required sections over the three consecutive examination administrations. If a candidate does not accumulate a passing score in all required sections over the three consecutive examination administrations, the candidate must retake all sections of the examination.

Please note that candidates wishing to retake the L.A.R.E. Section C - Planning and Site Design, and the Section E - Grading, Drainage and Stormwater Management examinations, may only do so in December. New candidates taking the examination for the first time are not allowed to take either section in December.