2024 LARE Prep Week: Demystifying the New L.A.R.E.

Recorded On: 05/20/2024

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Are you apprehensive about the new content and structural changes to the L.A.R.E.? Or maybe you are unsure how to get started with taking the exam? 

Whatever is holding you back in taking this critical step to become a licensed Landscape Architect, we are here to help. This webinar will answer your questions about the new L.A.R.E. blueprint, the examination process, including the remote proctoring option, advice on study resources, and also offer tips and study strategies in approaching the exam.

Rebecca Moden

Chief Operating Officer

Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB)

Elizabeth Van Sickel, PLA (Moderator)

Civil Design Manager

Thompson Thrift Residential

Darneka Waters


Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation

Darneka Waters is a Park Planner for Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, responsible for capital planning and development coordination, public engagement, and master plan implementation for parks, greenways, nature preserves, and more. As an emerging professional and alumna of NC State University, she is known for her participation in industry and community-based organizations. Currently, she is a Black Landscape Architects Network (BlackLAN) Board member and regularly volunteers within the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Before joining Mecklenburg County, Waters worked on numerous urban design and planning projects as a Landscape Designer at an interdisciplinary firm in Charlotte, NC.

Jeff Holzer, PLA

Landscape Architect


Jeff Holzer is a licensed Landscape Architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector for Kimley-Horn and Associates.
Jeff has 7 years of experience with a practice in active and passive parks, playgrounds, streetscapes, school/universities, and athletic fields. As Kimley-Horn's only CPSI, Jeff has advised on over 70 playgrounds across 19 states. Jeff volunteers on the LARE Prep committee for ASLA, and the REC TALK committee for the National Recreation and Park Association. In 2020, Jeff won the ANOVA sponsored napkin sketch design competition with a sketch and essay entitled Inclusive Playgrounds for All.


05/20/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 05/20/2024  |  87 minutes
05/20/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 05/20/2024  |  87 minutes
Presentation Slides
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CLARB Recommended Resources
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Open to download resource. This reference material list (PDF) has been prepared by the CLARB Examination Committee and is applicable as of the December 2023 administration of the L.A.R.E.
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