About Me

John Denson, PLA, ASLATaking licensing exams is tough.

I hated taking them, too.

But taking all the exams and jumping through all the hoops to get your landscape architect license is definitely worth it.

About Me

I am a licensed landscape architect. I have practiced in several states including California, Arizona, Kansas, Florida, Georgia, and the Middle East. Landscape architecture is a rewarding career.

I received a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona in 1997. In 2009, I earned a Master’s Degree in Administration (MSA) from Central Michigan University while on active duty to with the Army.

I am a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

I started this website to help landscape architect candidates pass the California supplemental exam. If you have ever read the candidate guide that is published by the landscape architect technical committee, you probably felt frustrated. I can’t tell you how frustrated I was after reading the vague, confusing guide. I started this website to help everybody who’s ever been in that situation so they can pass the exam and have their landscape architect license.

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John Denson, PLA, ASLA In Baghdad, Iraq

On sabbatical in Baghdad courtesy of Uncle Sam. Baghdad is a lot like Palm Springs (without the golf course).


Graduation day with a Master's Degree in Administration.

Graduation day with a Master’s Degree in Administration. I’m thankful for the support of my family.

About This Site

CSE Landscape Architect’s mission is to help aspiring landscape architects pass the CSE exam so the can get licensed in California. CSE Landscape Architect is the only unofficial place for California landscape architect candidates to get test prep information to pass the California Supplemental Exam. The CSE Landscape Architect site offers articles about current exam topics and offers a study guide to help landscape architect candidates pass the CSE. After using the site and preparing for the exam with the study guide, licensure candidates will walk into the test confident on exam day and leave with a passing score.

Thanks for visiting and good luck,

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John Denson, PLA, ASLA

Do You Want to Pass the CSE?

You are in the right place. Learn what you need to pass the California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects the first time. This site is dedicated to aspiring landscape architects who want to get a California landscape architect license. I'll share my research for the CSE as I prepare for the exam.

Feel free to submit a question and I'll do my best to answer it here.

Good luck,

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