Section .0300 - Examination And Licensing Procedures

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Published: 2015

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(a)  Notice.  The Board shall hold at least one examination

during each year and may hold such additional examinations as may appear

necessary.  The secretary‑treasurer shall give public notice of the time

and place for each examination at least 90 days in advance of the date set for

the examination.

(b)  Applications.  Applications on forms provided by the

Board and accompanied by the required application fee must be filed with the

Board at least 60 days prior to the date of examination.

(c)  Education and Experience Equivalents.  Applicants for

examination shall be given credit for education and experience to meet the

statutory requirements as follows:

(1)           Education Equivalents.  Credit for

educational attainment shall be credited as follows:

(A)          Graduation from a four‑year program in

Landscape Architecture, Landscape Horticulture, or Horticulture:  Maximum

Credit - 1.5 years;

(B)          Graduation from a four‑year curriculum in any

other field:  Maximum Credit - 6 months;

(C)          Graduation from a two‑year program in

Horticulture or similar curriculum in a land grant institution or community

college:  Maximum Credit - 1 year.

(2)           Experience Equivalents.  Time spent in the

jobs listed shall be credited as follows:

(A)          Landscape Crew Leader                                                                                    100%


(B)          Landscape Designer or Landscape Architect                                                 100%


(C)          Landscape Estimator or Landscape Sales Person                                        100%


(D)          Landscape Project Manager                                                                             100%


(E)           Landscape Crew Member                                                                                  

75% credit

(F)           Nursery retail sales person                                                                                  

75% credit

(G)          Grading operator                                                                                                  

50% credit

(H)          Irrigation installer                                                                                                 

50% credit

(I)            Nursery worker                                                                                                      

50% credit

(J)            Turfgrass installer or turfgrass maintenance

worker                                       50% credit

(d)  Certificate.  After each examination, the Board shall

notify each examinee of the result of the examination and the Board shall issue

certificates of title to all persons successfully completing the examination.

(e)  Applicants who have not met registration requirements

within a period of three years from date of initial application to the Board

shall be considered inactive.  Inactive applications shall be destroyed after

giving 30 days notice to the last known address of the applicant.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 89D‑4(c); 89D‑5(a);


Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2007; September 1, 1988; October 1,


Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. December 16, 2014.