Preparing for the landscape architect exam is a very important and challenging task. I’ve taken every effort to make this study resource for the California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects as helpful and accurate as possible. However, there are a few things I would like to point out before you get too deep into the practice questions.
The questions in this study guide are probably easier than the questions you will find on the exam.
There are two reasons for this.
First, the actual questions are confusing and use odd language in an attempt to confuse the landscape architect candidate who is taking the exam. I chose to use clear language on the questions and answers to help you understand the content and knowledge that will help you pass the exam. If the questions tried to trick you into picking an incorrect answer, preparing for the exam would quickly become a chore and counterproductive. That is why the questions are written in plain English. Expect the actual exam to be harder, more confusing, and much more frustrating than the questions presented here.
Second, it would be illegal and immoral to publish proprietary test questions from the California Supplemental Exam. Additionally, it would clearly violate the Landscape Architect Practice Act. Since I would like to stay in the good graces of the Landscape Architects Technical Committee (and the law), these questions are intentionally differ from the exact questions you will see on the California Supplemental Exam.
The material presented in this study guide closely follows the knowledge, skills, abilities, and job tasks that are tested on the California Supplemental Exam.
I hope you find this guide to be a useful resource for helping you pass the California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects.