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. Be licensed in good standing in at least one other licensing jurisdiction;
  4. Meet the CLARB Experience Standard of Eligibility; and
  5. 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.

Application Process

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

  1. Complete and submit the Application for Licensure as a Landscape Architect along with the application fee.
  2. Request CLARB to transmit your council record to the Nebraska board.

Upon receipt of the above, your application will be reviewed. 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 approval prior to the license being 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  • A conditional license may be withdrawn by the Board if it determines the applicant does not qualify for licensure for any reason.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:

  • A new Application for Licensure as a Landscape Architect and applicable fee;
  • Documentation of having obtained the required professional development hours as set forth in Chapter 6 of the Board's Rules during the previous two-year period; including a log showing the type of activities claimed and attendance verification records;
  • Reinstatement Affidavit;
  • Evidence of meeting the current licensing requirements as outlined in Chapter 3 or Chapter 4 of the Board's Rules.

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

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 Nebraska Administrative Code.


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

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