Or. Admin. R. 808-003-0025 - Alternative Experience

(1) An applicant will be deemed to have qualifying experience under ORS 671.570(2) if the applicant submits documentation verifying they have:
(a) Two years of related landscaping experience; or
(b) Successful completion of the Landscape Industry Certified Technician - Exterior program administered by the Oregon Landscape Contractors Association (OLCA) or another entity licensed to the National Association of Landscape Professionals; or
(c) An Associate, Bachelors or Masters Degree in horticulture or other related fields from an accredited school or college, which includes the completion of a cooperative work experience requirement in landscaping. If no cooperative work experience, six months of related landscape experience may substitute; or
(d) A Certificate in horticulture or other related fields from an accredited school or college that requires a minimum of 72 credit hours, which includes the completion of a cooperative work experience requirement in landscaping. If no cooperative work experience, six months of related landscape experience may substitute; or
(e) A current certification with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) as a Certified Arborist; or
(f) A current membership as a Certified Professional Member of APLD; or
(g) Completion of an Oregon Drinking Water Program approved Backflow Assembly Tester five (5) day course or a current Oregon Backflow Assembly Tester certification; or
(h) Any other landscaping related certified membership on an individual basis to be determined by the Board.
(2) Military Experience, Training and Education
(a) Military experience, training, and education may be considered as qualifying experience under ORS 671.570(2) under this rule if it is evaluated by the Joint Services Transcript (JST) and the Board determines that it is substantially equivalent to the requirements in ORS 671.570(1).
(b) The Board will determine the amount of education credit, if any, the military training, experience, and education will be given towards qualifying the applicant for licensing as a landscape construction professional.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 808-003-0025
LC 1-1985, f. & ef. 7-1-85; LCB 1-1988, f. 1-26-88, cert. ef. 2-1-88; Renumbered from 808-010-0016; LSCB 2-1994, f. 11-8-94, cert. ef. 11-15-94; LCB 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-98; LCB 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-02; LCB 4-2003, f. 5-27-03, cert. ef. 6-1-03; LCB 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-05; LCB 14-2011, f. 12-29-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; LCB 5-2016, f. & cert. ef. 5/23/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.310 - 183.500, 670.310 & 671.670

Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.570

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