The Board protects the life, health, and property of the citizens of Nebraska by ensuring the licensure of individuals who practice the profession of landscape architecture and present themselves as Landscape Architects within the State. The use of the title "Landscape Architect" and the practice of the profession of Landscape Architecture are regulated within the state of Nebraska by state Statue 81-8,184 to 81-8,208, the Professional Landscape Architects Act and Title 231 Nebraska Administrative Code Chapter 1-12, Rules and Regulations of the State Board of Landscape Architects

News and Events:

Next Regular Board Meeting: October 25, 2016

Professional Landscape Architects Act update

The revisions to the Professional Landscape Architects Act that were introduced during the 2016 Legislative session as LB788 were not enacted. It is the Board's intent to re-introduce these revisions during the 2017 session. An exception amendment agreed upon with the American Planners Association will be incorporated into the new bill.

These changes include, but are not limited to

  • Revision to the intent of the Act to include welfare
  • Revisions to the definitions of the practice of landscape architecture
  • Transition from an annual renewal to a biennial license renewal cycle
  • Revise language to allow for online renewals and applications
  • Add alternative paths for licensure
  • Expand on the seal requirements
  • Add actions and procedures the Board may take on compliance cases
  • Add authorization for the Board to access a penalty and to recover costs on compliance cases
  • Add a Landscape Architect Intern title
  • Add a Coordinating Professional requirement on certain projects

Complete list of changes by section

2017 Bill Draft

Written comments are welcomed and encouraged. Any comments received by October 15th will be reviewed at the October 25th Board meeting. Comments may be faxed to 402-471-0787 or emailed to nsbla.board@nebraska.gov.

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