Inventory

The California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects has eight major knowledge areas that California landscape architect candidates need to master before they can get a landscape architect license.

Inventory is the second subject area and is divided into two sub-areas: Site Inventory & Regulatory Assessment. The charts below show each sub-area, job task, and associated knowledge area identified by the California Landscape Archtiect Technical Committee (LATC). The last column displays a list of articles that discuss each skill. Click on the link to learn more about the topic.

Site Inventory

Job TaskAssociated KnowledgeArticles (Click to learn more about the topic.)
T6. Identify existing site conditions (e.g., natural, cultural, site features, infrastructure) to determine influences that affect development of project site.
K15Knowledge of procedures used to identify existing site conditions (e.g., natural, cultural, site features, infrastructure).
K16Knowledge of types of natural conditions that should be identified.Intro to California's Climate
K17Knowledge of types of cultural conditions that should be identified.
K18Knowledge of types of site features that should be identified.
K19Knowledge of types of infrastructures that should be identified.
K20Knowledge of procedures used to identify environmentally sensitive resources.
K21Knowledge of purposes for identifying existing site conditions (e.g., natural, cultural, site features, infrastructure).
T9. Identify data (e.g., survey, soil analysis) needed to assist in development of project site.
K28Knowledge of procedures used to identify data (e.g., survey, soil, analysis) needed in development of project site.
K29Knowledge of types of data (e.g., survey, soil, analysis) used in development of project site.
K30Knowledge of purposes for identifying data (e.g., survey, soil, analysis) used in development of project site.
T7. Identify off-site conditions (e.g., water shed, views, circulation, land use) to determine influences that affect development of project site.
K20Knowledge of procedures used to identify environmentally sensitive resources.
K23Knowledge of types of off-site conditions that should be identified.
K24Knowledge of purposes for identifying off-site conditions (e.g., water shed, views, circulation, land use).
T8. Identify potentially hazardous areas (e.g., fire hazards, slope instability, toxics) of project site to address in development of project site.
K25Knowledge of procedures used to identify potentially hazardous areas (e.g., fire hazards, slope instability, toxics).
K26Knowledge of types of areas that would be considered potentially hazardous (e.g., fire hazards, slope instability, toxics) areas.

 

Regulatory Assessment

Job TaskAssociated KnowledgeArticles (Click to learn more about the topic.)
T13. Evaluate project site to determine relevant laws, codes, and regulations that govern the project.
K39Knowledge of procedures used to evaluate project site to determine relevant laws, codes, and regulations that govern the project.
K40Knowledge of laws, codes, and regulations that govern types of work to be completed on project site.
T14. Identify required approvals (i.e., regulatory, lender, agency) to implement the design of the project.
K42Knowledge of procedures used to identify required approvals (e.g., regulatory, lender, agency).
K43Knowledge of types of required approvals (e.g., regulatory, lender, agency) needed to implement the project.
T10. Identify sources of data (e.g., consultants, agencies, publications, field work) required to evaluate project site.
K31Knowledge of procedures used to identify sources of data (e.g., consultants, agencies, publications, field work) regarding project site.
K32Knowledge of types of sources of data (e.g., consultants, agencies, publications, field work) that should be identified.