Tutorial: How to Register for the California Supplemental Exam for Landscape Architects

If you have not yet registered for the California Supplemental Exam, this tutorial will walk you through the registration process.

The California Supplemental Exam (CSE) for landscape architects is the last exam that you are required to pass before you can get a landscape architect license in the state. It is easy to register for the CSE. Here is a step-by-step guide to register for the CSE exam.

Step 1

Landscape Architect Technical Committee Website Address

Go to the Landscape Architect Technical Committee (LATC) website at http://www.latc.ca.gov

 

Step 2

California Supplemental Exam link on the LATC website

Click on the California Supplemental Exam link on the left-hand side of the page. This will take you to the CSE application form.

 

 

Step 3

Download the California Supplemental Exam application.

California Supplemental Exam for Landscape Architects application

Step 4: Complete the application.

Fill in your personal information on the first part of the application.

California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects part 1 personal information

Make a check or money order out for the application fee and exam fee. You must pay with either a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check. Unfortunately, you cannot pay with a credit card or online (yet).

California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects exam fees

Next, disclose any criminal convictions you may have had. You may have to provide documentation and additional information to satisfy this requirement if you have a criminal history.

California Supplemental Exam for Landscape Architects criminal history questionnaire

When you have completed the application, sign and certify that all the information is true. Mail in the form with the check or money order and wait for the LATC to notify you that you can register with PSI (the test provider) to take the CSE.

CSE Application - Certification and Signature

Step 5: Download the Candate’s Guide pdf and learn more about the CSE exam.

 

California Supplemental Exam Candidate Guide

Step 6: Prepare for the CSE. The Candidate’s Guide has recommended reading and a long list of exam topics that you can use to study. If you want a lot of useful information in one place, check out Pass the California Supplemental Exam for Landscape Architects e-book study guide.

Pass the California Supplemental Exam (CSE) for Landscape Architects

Good luck on the California Supplemental Exam.

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John is a landscape architect who is currently preparing to take the California Supplemental Exam to become licensed in California. He is currently a licensed professional landscape architect in Georgia and Florida. John graduated from California State University, Pomona with a BSLA degree in landscape architecture in 1997 and has extensive practice experience in residential and commercial landscape design.

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