Comity Licensure

The requirements for comity licensure as a professional landscape architect in Nebraska are: 

  1. Have a CLARB Record;
  2. Passed the LARE examination;
  3. Hold a degree from an LAAB or LAAC-accredited landscape architecture program or meet the CLARB Education Standard of Eligibility for Council Certification;
  4. Be licensed in good standing in at least one other licensing jurisdiction;
  5. Meet the CLARB Experience Standard of Eligibility; and
  6. Have three references from professional landscape architects, architects, or professional engineers. At least one of the references should be from a professional landscape architect. In the event a professional landscape architect is not available to make such references, the applicant is to submit an explanation for the Board's review as to why the reference is not available.


  • If the applicant has not satisfied the Examination Standard of the CLARB Standards of Eligibility but received their initial license by grandfather clause, is in good standing, and has a minimum of three years of experience at the time of the application to the Nebraska board, the examination requirement may be waived.
  • If the applicant has a minimum of fifteen years of licensed experience in good standing in one or more jurisdictions, the examination and/or education requirements may be waived.

More information on the comity licensure requirement can be found in Chapter 3 of the Title 231, Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC).

Application Process

It is the applicant's responsibility to submit the application and all required documents and fees to the Board.

  1. Request CLARB to transmit your council record to the Nebraska board.
  2. Once your council record is received, you will receive an email from the Board with a link to the online portal and instructions for creating an account. In setting up your account:
    a.    Use the email to which your invitation was sent. If you wish to change your email, you may do so by entering your contact information.
    b.    A unique email must be used for each account. Companies cannot use the same email for multiple individuals as the email is the username.
    c.    You will be required to enter your full social security number in compliance with Nebraska Child Support statutes.
    d.    Addresses should follow standard USPS formatting, including the Zip+4 (i.e., 68509-5165). To look up your address, visit the USPS website.
    e.    Passwords must be at least eight characters, consisting of an uppercase letter, a lowercase letter, a number (0-9), and a special character (!@#$%^&* only).
  3. Send reference forms to your listed references. The forms must be completed by the reference and returned directly to the Board by email, fax, or mail. A hard copy is unnecessary if the form is emailed or faxed.

Once all the above is received and reviewed, and if you have a certified CLARB Record, and there are no issues (i.e., disciplinary actions) that the Board must review first, you may be issued a conditional license by the Board's administrator pending formal Board approval. All other applicants must go to the Board for its review and action before the license is issued.

  • A licensee may begin practicing upon issuance of a conditional license.
  • A conditional license may be withdrawn by the Board if it determines the applicant does not qualify for licensure for any reason.
    • If this occurs, the conditional license expires at 11:59 pm on the date the licensee is notified of such Board action.


Professional landscape architects previously licensed in Nebraska whose license has been expired for more than a year must submit the following in order to have their license reinstated:

  • Log into your account to submit your reinstatement application through the online portal and pay the applicable fee;
  • Submit documentation of having obtained the required professional development hours as set forth in Chapter 6 of Title 231, NAC (the Board's Rules) during the previous two-year period immediately preceding your application submittal, including a log showing the type of activities claimed and attendance verification records;
  • Affirm you have not practiced while your license was expired and upload the Reinstatement Affidavit. If you cannot truthfully sign the affidavit, a letter explaining why must be uploaded, listing the projects you have practiced on; and 
  • Evidence of meeting the current licensing requirements as outlined in Chapter 2 or Chapter 3 of Title 231, NAC. This includes requesting CLARB to transmit an updated CLARB Council Record.

All applications will go to the Board for review and final action. Once approved, the original license number will be reinstated.

More information on the reinstatement requirements and process can be found in Rule 1.13 of Title 231, NAC.

Obtaining a Seal

Licensees may use the company of their choice to obtain an official licensee seal. For your convenience, a list of companies who can assist you in obtaining your seal is available on the Links of Interest page. As an alternative, licensees may use an electronic seal as long as it meets the requirements as set forth in Chapter 4 of Title 231 of the NAC.


If you have any questions regarding Comity Licensure, please contact us.

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