(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% credit
(B) Landscape Designer or Landscape Architect 100% credit
(C) Landscape Estimator or Landscape Sales Person 100% credit
(D) Landscape Project Manager 100% credit
(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.


21 N.C. Admin. Code 28 .0301
Authority G.S. 89D-4(c); 89D-5(a); 89D-5(b);
Eff. February 1, 1976;
Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;
Amended Eff. May 1, 2007; September 1, 1988; October 1, 1983.

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