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.

2017 Meeting Dates and Minutes

2017 Meeting Dates 2017 Meeting Minutes
March 9, 2017 View
June 8, 2017 View
September 14, 2017 View
November 6, 2017 View


2016 Meeting Dates and Minutes

2016 Meeting Dates 2016 Meeting Minutes
March 10, 2016 View pdf format of Board Meeting (LA, 03/10/2016)
June 6, 2016 View pdf format of Board Meeting (LA, 06/06/2016)
September 15, 2016 View pdf format of Board Meeting (LA, 09/15/2016)
November 7, 2016 View

To view a list of Board meeting dates and the corresponding minutes for meetings held during the prior year, please visit the Board's Meeting Minutes Archive page.

Examination Schedule

Massachusetts applicants for the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.) must have their applications approved by the Board prior to testing. For information on the L.A.R.E., please visit the "Take the Exam" page of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards' (CLARB) website at

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.

Notice: Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals with disabilities who wish to participate in Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) board meetings. All requests should be directed to Cheryl Yebba by calling 617-727-4992 (TTY/TDD: 617-727-2099) no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting. While DPL and its boards will attempt to honor all requests, those requests received less than 48 hours prior to the start of a scheduled board meeting may not be provided due to feasibility.