Yes yes yes. I also have passed all the sections except grading and drainage. I am 50 yo and I have NEVER have to spec out a drainage pipe, That is what a Civil Engineer is for. For me, I pretty much just gave up, but who knows. Screw clarb.
I agree.The examinees should make a statement. Their last Exam B multiple choice had a 61% passing rate. There is something wrong with that. I studied, I assume anyone spending the money is taking the tests seriously too!
Nothing personal here to anyone who has failed any section of the test. Please re-read my first sentence. Again.
There is another side to a fail and that is that either a person's own preparation or that person's education did not come close to addressing the basics required for practicing landscape architecture. Look hard at yourself and how you have been taught.
There is no automatic entitlement here for a passing grade. Be harder on your instructors at school.
Edward I think you touch on a good point. I have passed all sections and although I feel the test does not always match up to what a LA really does/ or needs to know I think it is there for testing the basics.
The biggest area I think people are having issues is that they think they just have to study the material. This is a big mistake! You must also study how to take the test. Watch all the videos on the test, understand how it is put together, understand that most questions have simple answers...
Just because you know how to be a LA doesn't mean you can pass the test if you don't understand how it is put together and what is begin asked for.
In my opinion at least half of those who fail do so because they over think it.
The exam is like a difficult client that you have to satisfy ... the most important skill you can have to be a professional. One more skill set that they are testing for.