Thomas J. Nieman, PhD, FASLA, is Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture at the University of Kentucky. He is a licensed landscape architect, past president of the Kentucky Landscape Architecture Licensure Board, and former member of the CLARB Board of Directors. In addition, teaches review sessions at the ASLA Annual Meetings, LABash, and numerous states on a yearly basis. Those who fail the exam, do not fail because of a lack of knowledge. Rather, they fail because they do not know how to take the exam..