BCSLA Application deadlines are January 31 and June 30 of each year. All BCSLA Applications are reviewed by the BCSLA Credentials Committee who make recommendations to the Board of Directors who have the final approval.
BCSLA Board of Examiners
The role of the Board of Examiners is to set and administer the examination necessary for the registration of members in the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects. They review the applicants' qualifications and determine acceptability. The is the last step towards licensure as a landscape architect in British Columbia and is essential to ensure that an individual has demonstrated sufficient knowledge, skill and ability to practice the profession while protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
Download an application from the following list:
BCSLA Registered Landscape Architect (PDF)
A Registered Landscape Architect is a person admitted into Membership of the Society in accordance with the requirements of the Bylaws and the Act, including qualification by education, examination and experience, payment of fees and annual fees when due, and compliance with the requirements of professional conduct and standards.
A Landscape Architect may be one who chooses to withdraw from active practice in the field of landscape architecture, but wishes to retain his/her professional status; or full-time employee in the public sector or private industry, working in primarily management, policy, administrative or co-coordinating roles; or a full-time faculty, lecturer or writer working primarily in teaching or research.
BCSLA Intern (PDF)
An Intern is an Associate who has been accepted by the Board into the Admission Program for Membership in the Society, and on such acceptance the applicant is entitled to use the designation “BCSLA Intern”.
BCSLA Associate (PDF)
An individual may apply for recognition as an Associate of the Society who: has completed a degree in landscape architecture that is approved by the Board; or has been employed for six (6) years in the field of Landscape Architecture to the approval of the Board; or has an equivalent combination of degree and employment in an allied discipline.
BCSLA Student (PDF)
An individual who is registered in an accredited post-secondary school Landscape Architecture program of study, may apply for recognition as an Associate of the Society, and upon acceptance by the Board and payment of all fees when due, the individual is entitled to use the designation “BCSLA Student”.
BCSLA Affiliate (PDF)
Any individual, organization, institution, or business with an affiliation to the Principles and Practice of landscape architecture may apply for recognition as a "BCSLA Affiliate".
In accordance with BCSLA Bylaws 2013 BCSLA Annual Professional Dues increased by 1.5%.
At the 2010 BCSLA AGM the BCSLA Membership agreed to approve an annual increase in dues equal to the annual rate of inflation, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), across all categories every year, rounding up to the nearest dollar. As of September 2012, the CPI was 1.3%. For more information, please visit www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/price-indexes/cpi.