The Professional Landscape Architects Act (PLA Act) governs the practice of landscape architecture in the state of Nebraska in order to safegard life, health, property and promote the public welfare through licensing and enforcement of state statutes. The PLA Act also ensures those who practice the profession are qualified through education, examination, and experience. The PLA Act was enacted by the Legislature in 1987, through Statute Sections §§ 81-8,184, to 81-8,208, which replaced the statutory provisions first enacted in 1967 - the year the Nebraska State Board of Landscape Architects was established. The most recent changes to the Act were implemented through Legislative Bill 1140 of the One Hundred Second Legislature, Second Session, and became effective July 19, 2012.
Title 231 of the Nebraska Administrative Code compromises the Board's Rules and Regulations. The latest revisions became effective in December 1, 2012. A copy may be viewed and downloaded on the Nebraska Secretary of State's website.
The Nebraska Professional Landscape Architects Handbook incorporates all current statutes and rules & regulations as of December 1, 2012.