The Professional Landscape Architects Act

The Professional Landscape Architects Act (PLA Act) governs the practice of landscape architecture in the state of Nebraska in order to safeguard life, health, property, and promote 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 30 of the One Hundred Sixth Legislature, Second Session, and became effective November 14, 2020.

Title 231 of the Nebraska Administrative Code compromises the Board's Rules and Regulations. The latest revisions became effective on January 10, 2021. 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 January 10, 2021.

Professional Landscape Architects Handbook


Subject Matter Index


Chapter 1: Administration

Chapter 2: Classification of applicants

Chapter 3: Requirements for applications

Chapter 4: Examinations for Landscape Architects

Chapter 5: The use of the licensee seal

Chapter 6: Professional development requirements

Chapter 7: Fees

Chapter 8: Professional conduct and competence

Chapter 9: Probable cause for violations, prohibitions, and penalties

Chapter 10: Procedure – contested case

Chapter 11: Promulgation, amendment, or repeal of rules

Chapter 12: Declaratory rulings


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