Landscape Architect

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​License Information​

Per Wisconsin State Statutes 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Landscape Architect credential is 07/31/even years.  Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.

Registration Seals:  As a credential holder with this Board, you are required to obtain a personal registration seal in compliance with the specifications outlined in Wis. Admin. Code § A-E 2.02.  It is the credential holder's responsibility to obtain a seal, which should only include the numbers before the dash (i.e. 30666-006, 8178-005).  The inner circle area of the seal must include the credential holder's name, credential number, and the city and state where the credential holder resides or is employed.  This information serves as a basis for locating the credential holder and should be the same as the mailing address on file with the Board office (i.e. if the credential holder's address is Memphis, TN, then Memphis, TN must be placed on the inner circle).

Submission of Plans for State Approval

Questions regarding the submission of plans for state approval should be directed to the Safety and Buildings Division of DSPS at (608) 266-3151.

Pre-Credential Education Information

A bachelor's degree in landscape architecture or a master's degree in landscape architecture and at least 2 years of practical experience in landscape architecture of a character satisfactory to the examining board, or a specific record of at least 7 years of training and experience in the practice of landscape architecture including at least 2 years of courses in landscape architecture approved by the examining board, and 4 years of practical experience in landscape architecture of a character satisfactory to the examining board.

Application for Licensure

If you do not have an accredited degree, you will need to complete Application for the Landscape Architect Examination (Form #2187) to obtain pre-approval.

2187Application​ Information for Landscape Architect Examination
2088Landscape Architect Registration Application Information
​3217​Application for Fee Reduction (Optional - If applying for fee reduction, this form must accompany the application for the credential.)
​2788​Application Addendum for Landscape Architect Registration
463Experience Record
​2089​Landscape Architect Applicant Appraisal Form (5 Appraisal Forms Required)
​Information for Credential Late Renewal (License Expired More Than 5 Years)
​Applicant Appraisal Form for Late Renewal (3 Appraisal Forms Required)
(Credential Expired More Than 5 Years)
2489​Experience Record for Credential Late Renewal (Credential Expired More Than 5 Years)
475Verification of Examination or Registration
​3085​Application for Predetermination (Optional-Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal or state law in this state or any other and you desire a review of your conviction record before applying for a credential.)​
2252​Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable)
​Application for Late Renewal​​ (License Expired More Than Five Years)

Submit online application with fees, supporting documentation,​ and evidence that you have completed at least 24 hours of continuing education in the 2 years immediately prior to your application according to Wis. Admin. Code § A-E 11.03.​ See Form 2088 for details. 

Renewal Information


  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • SIG (Signature regarding completion of Continuing Education - see Continuing Education Information for details)
  • If your legal status as a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States has changed since the issuance of your credential or your last renewal, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at (608) 266-2112 or

Renewal Method

Credential Retired Status

Per Wis. Stat. § 443.015 (1m)(a)1 a or b, a credential holder with an active or expired credential is eligible to place his or her credential in Retired status if:

  • He or she is retired and no longer engages in the practice for which the credential was issued, and
  • He or she is at least 65 years old or has actively maintained or previously held the credential for a minimum of 20 years (consecutive or nonconsecutive).

If you do not intend to practice and want your license to be placed in Retired status, you can partially renew online. If your credential status is not already in Retired status, you can complete the renewal online, up to the payment. Do not pay online. Follow instructions given during the renewal process.

If you complete the renewal for Retired status online, you will need to email our office beginning June 15, 2020 to request paper renewal forms: You will also need to submit Form R443. Please be sure to inform staff at the Department to include Form R443 for you to complete or you can print it from the website.

  • The 2020 prorated renewal fee is $34.00 for Retired status.
  • While a credential is in Retired status, the credential holder may no longer engage in the practice for which the credential was issued and must apply for Active status, including the remaining renewal fee of $34.00, before returning to the practice authorized under his or her credential.
R443​Retired Status Renewal Addendum Form​
​Convictions and Pending Charges (if applicable for renewal)
RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
R210​Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension

Wisconsin Act 210(effective June 1, 2012)

This Act extends the license of a service member if the license expires while they are on active duty from 90 days to 180 days from the date of discharge. The same applies to a spouse of a service member if the spouse does not practice under their license while the service member is on active duty and does not practice because the service member is on active duty.

This Act repeals a provision of prior law that required a service member to meet all of the requirements for license extension or renewal, except for continuing education requirements, in order to have the license extended.

Service members and spouses may request extensions of licenses beyond 180 days from discharge and may request a waiver or extension of time to complete continuing education requirements due to hardship. Please view Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension Form #R210.