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Comment by Charu Sharma on May 6, 2009 at 1:43pm
Hi Mary,
Can you please share with me your material on Section C?
I am due to sit for the exam in June 2009.
Comment by Teresa Buckwalter on May 1, 2009 at 7:49am
Hi Mary- I am in the exact same boat as you . . .I have taken and passed all but Section E. Like you, I took it in December and got thrown off by that 100' scale question of the nature center. So, I'm not sure I can offer much help, but I certainly feel your pain!

I re-take it in June (in North Carolina). However, before that I am going to review my red-line. I can't take notes during the one hour they give you to review, but will make notes afterward. I'll let you know if I learn something helpful.

Good luck in June.
Comment by mary on April 30, 2009 at 6:00am
actually re-read--my blog--I do have a lot of study material on the other sections(and can certainly share) but I AM lacking in E--especially information around the 2 of the vignettes that were on the exam--don't have a good source for this--I am not taking a review this time--any one take one for C & E--would be interested in talking to see what the buzz is--as these instructors seem to talk or are involved many times in the makeup of the exams........
Comment by mary on April 30, 2009 at 5:56am
Hey--does anyone live in MD, DC, PA, VA that wants to study for Sect E? I passed the other sections last year but just need this one in June--have a lot of study material and would be happy to share--particularly E--how to grade at 100' scale(nature center near wetlands) and an infiltration pond--on E really got me--any one with right answer on the 100' scale problem that passed? and can tell me there solution for that one--if they remember? Any help appreciated-
Comment by Matt Mathes on April 21, 2009 at 8:45am
LARE Section C & E Review Sessions
Saturday, May 2, 2009
UC Davis Hunt Hall
Graduate Studio 166
Davis, CA 95616

Check in begins at 9:00 A.M. Payment will be received at the door only
at check-in by cash or check payable to “ASLA California Sierra Chapter”.

Section C Site Planning
9:00 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.
$60.00 for ASLA Members (including review book)
$100.00 for non-members (including review book)

Lunch break – on your own (45 minutes – food options nearby)

Section E - Grading & Drainage
12:00 Noon – 2:15 P.M.
$60.00 for ASLA Members (including review book)
$100.00 for non-members (including review book)

Workshop is limited to the first 40 registrants.
RSVP’s will be accepted until Wednesday April 29, 2009
RSVP via email with completed form (send email to request form) to Lea Allen, ASLA

The 2 Sessions will be led by Matt Mathes, ASLA author of
the LARE Review Section A study guide and sample exam. He has taught LARE review sessions for past 10 years for 3 chapters and has extensive practice experience across the US. Course includes slides, working several sample problems in class, with limited time for personalized critiques, plus tips for success. The course provides option for one or both sections, and provides the best value to Associates or Members of ASLA.

Sierra Chapter ASLA offers LARE prep sessions typically 1 month ahead of every scheduled exam date in Sacramento or Davis locations.
Comment by C. Michael Oliver on April 16, 2009 at 10:22am
Crystal: I understood but just didn't all the possible answers. First know that a couple of the reasons a state may not offer a section is a. they did not renew or have contracted for that exam with CLARB. It still costs the state money to CLARB becasue of the reporting and fees for examiners. CLARB can't grade an exam from a particular state unless they a a representative grader from that state. Now what can you do. Contact another state (hopefully there is still time). Once apprroved for that state, you go to that state and take that portion you want. If you pass that section of the LARE, it has reciprocity, so then all you do is contact Arkansas and CLARB and have CLARB notify Arkansas of your grades. Because of the national reciprocity, Arkansas should accept those grades. You might contact Arkansas' Board of Landscape Architects, in writing, first, just to have it on record that you are doing this.
Comment by Crystal Power, ASLA, LEED AP on April 16, 2009 at 6:58am
Hi Michael. I think you misunderstood my concern. I want to take section C in June and Arkansas is one of the states that requires you to take it through the state licensure board, NOT at a CLARB regional testing center, however, Arkansas State Board of Landscape Architects is not offering it in June so I am not able to take it until December. Does anyone know a way around that?
Comment by C. Michael Oliver on April 15, 2009 at 1:33pm
To Crystal: For your information, no state offers the graphic portions Section C and E at any other time than in early June or early Dec. This is because CLARB grades those sections themselves and they only get the great number of graders together 2 times a year.
Comment by Crystal Power, ASLA, LEED AP on April 15, 2009 at 12:46pm
I have one section, C, left to take and I just found out that Arkansas (the place I am going for my initial licensure in) is not giving the graphic sections in June. I asked them if I could take it through CLARB and they said no. How fair is that?
Comment by Stephanie on April 9, 2009 at 1:18pm
Don't get too excited for the scores this week everyone....they just reposted that the scores will not be posted until next Tuesday the 14th. Boo.

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