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Comment by Ray Freeman on April 30, 2017 at 7:09am

Northern California - Section 4 Bootcamp

Date/Time: June 30-July 2, 2017    8:30 am-6:30 pm

Northern California - Section 3 Bootcamp

Date/Time: July 7-9, 2017  8:30 am-6:00 pm

Look under the EVENTS tab on Land 8 for more details of these upcoming workshops on the LARE. Download the current brochure on my website.

https://www.freeman-jewell.com

Comment by Matt Mathes on February 12, 2017 at 7:28pm

LARE Review Session - Chicago -Saturday, February 25, 2017

Chicagoland Great Lakes region candidates are invited to a two track prep session at the IIT Campus by Illinois ASLA Chapter and Bartlett Tree Experts. Section 1 & 2 Saturday is a half day discussion format. Section 3 and 4 are half day for each section. Attend Section 1, 2 & 4 or Section 3 & 4 tracks all day. The proven low cost format enables candidates to assess strength and weakness, to preview problem styles, experience drilling, discover success factors as well as hear an over view of exam content to enhance overall exam performance. The Section 3 & 4 in-depth sessions feature slides, videos, discussion, individual questions, 1 PPI book per session along with supplemental handouts plus post session emails.  For pricing, registration and details: http://il-asla.org/meetinginfo.php?id=183&ts=1486768546

 

Comment by STEPHANIE Landregan FASLA LEED on February 7, 2017 at 10:00am

UCLA Extension LARE Review Courses

UCLA Extension LARE Prep Courses Winter 2017

 

Section 1 – March 11

Date/Time:         Sat 9am-5pm

Description:        Workshop covers the LARE Section 1: Project and Construction Administration: regulations, contracts, and construction administration processes.

Cost:      $320    

Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

 

Section 2 – March 12

Date/Time:         Sun 9am-5pm

Description:        Workshop covers LARE Section 2: Inventory and Analysis: knowledge and skills related to inventory, data gathering, analysis, programming, regional land use planning, site land use planning, and principles of design.

Cost:      $ 320   

Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

 

Section 3 – Feb. 26

Date/Time:         Sun 9am-5pm

Description:        Workshop covers LARE Section 3: Design: knowledge and skills required for site design from principles of design and initial programming through preliminary design stages. Revised exam includes analysis, details, and design materials. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

Cost:      $ 320

Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

   

Section 4 – Feb 24 & 25

Date/Time:         Fri 1-7pm, Feb 24, Sat 9am-5pm, Feb 25

Description:        Workshop covers LARE Section 4: Construction Documentation: knowledge and skills for preparing plans, including demolition, grading, drainage, planting, and stormwater management. Also covers construction documentation and specifications.

Cost:      $ 560

Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

 

 

All sessions are in Westwood Village in Los Angeles, CA. Adjacent to UCLA Campus

Location:              10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

 

Taught by Angela Woodward, ASLA, landscape architect (CA 2126). For over 9 years Angela has taught LARE Prep classes and mentored many candidates to success. She has been on the national ASLA LARE Prep Committee for the past 5 years, and taught LARE Prep courses at numerous ASLA conferences.

 

Contact Details:

Melissa McDonald

Phone Number: 310-825-9414

Email Address: mmcdonald@unex.ucla.edu

More Information: uclaextension.edu

Comment by Matt Mathes on December 13, 2016 at 8:04pm

LARE Prep - Ann Arbor - Saturday, January 28, 2017 

 LARE Candidates in the Michigan Great Lakes region are invited to participate in a prep session at the University of Michigan Campus hosted by Michigan Chapter ASLA Chapter. Attend separate sessions or all 4 sections in full day for the lowest cost format to assess strength and weakness, to preview problem styles, experience drilling, discover success factors as well as hear an over view of exam content to enhance exam performance. Each session features one book of study materials per exam section published by PPI, Inc. The proven format addresses the full spectrum of experience and learning styles for successful candidates since 2008. Instructor: PPI author Matt Mathes, PLA, ASLA.

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017 8AM-5PM             

Where: Room 3556, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Dana Building, University of Michigan main campus.  

Register, Pricing & Questions:  

Register by email or mail, send registration form to: Manager@michiganasla.org

 General Information under MiASLA Events: http://michiganasla.org/wordpress/?page_id=77

Send email with questions to: Joane Slusky, Vice President of Education, MiASLA Chapter at: education@michiganasla.org or Lindsay Nelson at associate@michiganasla.org for more info. 

For more information about Licensure and MiASLA Emerging Professional Program: http://michiganasla.org/wordpress/?page_id=154

Comment by Ray Freeman on September 29, 2016 at 1:39pm

Kalia,

Just registering and taking the LARE is up to around $2000 at current prices, and CLARB keeps raising them.

Some people do not necessarily need to take a prep class. I would advise people to get some basic information via a class or at the very least pay attention to the available free resources available thru CLARB or the ASLA web site or your local chapter or state licensing board. I do a free 1.5-2 hour overview every year fro the Northern California Chapter that covers everything that 2 or 3 of the webinars (at $80 a pop) available on the ASLA website cover. Such basic information can save you a nasty (and not inexpensive) surprise. Don't sit for the exam and expect that passing will be a breeze because you did well in school are your life.

There's no real reason to rush into getting your license unless you plan to go into business for yourself. I waited more than 3 years before I sat for the exam (dark ages ago), took a brief prep, which was helpful to understand what I was getting into, but not much more, and I studied and practiced a lot. Worked for me. I can safely say that I thought I knew a lot when I got out of grad school. The real world disabused me of that attitude...experience is a great educator.

There are individuals who would definitely benefit from a well-prepared preparation class. There are many people in the profession who are in planning or a niche government job, or who have worked only in residential design, or who have been pigeonholed by their employer for 2+ years and have not had the breadth of experience to navigate the plethora of subjects covered by the LARE.

Comment by STEPHANIE Landregan FASLA LEED on September 29, 2016 at 7:53am

In response to Matt Mathes:

Who knows how much prep time you need!

Only you do.  If you do take the Exam right after graduation then you are well prepared. If you wait, well then research shows that much of what you learned unless you apply it quickly diminishes with time . As for costs?

Well, I think it only fair to post the costs of our sessions.

Yes, 80+ accredited programs, some graduate, some undergraduate, all different focuses, some strong on technical, some theory, some design. Most folks do benefit from a Prep Class, wherever you take it!

Comment by Matt Mathes on September 28, 2016 at 11:18am

Do I really need 8 hours of prep on a single section for $320 plus travel? At 80+ accredited programs, that was "primary instruction" part of a completed degree.

Most candidates pass with only a few hours per section, a customized prep plan for success plus a peer-reviewed book for drilling, using this live prep session format:

LARE Prep Session - Sat October 8 - Milwaukee

Hosted by Wisconsin ASLA Chapter, this is the lowest cost / best value prep session format offering 1 full day for all 4 sections (most have signed up to date for this) or AM or PM sessions - - - including 1 PPI book per section for drilling.

Go to the Wisconsin Chapter website link to the event details: http://wiasla.com/meetinginfo.php?id=12&ts=1471018642

Register through the website directly by Oct. 4, 2016.

Comment by STEPHANIE Landregan FASLA LEED on September 28, 2016 at 10:39am

UCLA Extension LARE Prep Courses Fall 2016

 Section 1 – Nov 5

Date/Time:         Sat 9am-5pm

Description:        Workshop covers the LARE Section 1: Project and Construction Administration: regulations, contracts, and construction administration processes.

Cost:      $320    

Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

 

Section 2 – Nov 6

Date/Time:         Sun 9am-5pm

Description:        Workshop covers LARE Section 2: Inventory and Analysis: knowledge and skills related to inventory, data gathering, analysis, programming, regional land use planning, site land use planning, and principles of design.

Cost:      $ 320   

Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

 Section 3 – Oct 9

Date/Time:         Sun 9am-5pm

Description:        Workshop covers LARE Section 3: Design: knowledge and skills required for site design from principles of design and initial programming through preliminary design stages. Revised exam includes analysis, details, and design materials. Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

Cost:      $ 320

Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

   Section 4 – Oct 7 & 8

Date/Time:         Fri 1-7pm, Oct 7, Sat 9am-5pm, Oct 8

Description:        Workshop covers LARE Section 4: Construction Documentation: knowledge and skills for preparing plans, including demolition, grading, drainage, planting, and stormwater management. Also covers construction documentation and specifications.

Cost:      $ 560

Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.

 

 

All sessions are in Westwood Village in Los Angeles, CA. Adjacent to UCLA Campus

Location:              10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

 

Taught by Angela Woodward, ASLA, landscape architect (CA 2126). For over 8 years Angela has taught LARE Prep classes and mentored many candidates to success. She has been on the national ASLA LARE Prep Committee for the past 5 years, and taught LARE Prep courses at numerous ASLA conferences.

 

Contact Details:

Melissa McDonald

Phone Number: 310-825-9414

Email Address: mmcdonald@unex.ucla.edu

More Information: uclaextension.edu

Comment by Ray Freeman on August 31, 2016 at 3:35pm

To see the LARE reviews I am scheduled to teach in the fall of 2016, please go to the EVENTS link of this web-site.

Comment by Matt Mathes on August 17, 2016 at 8:35pm

LARE Prep Session - Sat October 8 - Milwaukee

Hosted by Wisconsin ASLA Chapter, this prep session has been planned to serve Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota in the Great Lakes area. Full day for all 4 sections or Section 1 & 2 in AM and Section 3 & 4 in PM including lunch.

See the Wisconsin Chapter website link to the event details: http://wiasla.com/meetinginfo.php?id=12&ts=1471018642

Register through the website directly by Oct. 4, 2016.

 

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