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Comment by Antje Bodendorfer on April 3, 2009 at 11:07am
I'm interested in taking the L.A.R.E. exam but i have no idea where to start and how to approach it the best.

Any recommendations?


Comment by Steve Hata on March 13, 2009 at 5:01pm
I just got through taking A,B and D. sections. I found the MOST helpful practice test was the one offered through Clarb/Prometric for $60 a pop. It was very similar to the the test. When you self check your answers, it also tells you what reference (book, article, website) the question came from.
i used some of other popular practice tests also.
Comment by Ray Freeman on February 28, 2009 at 1:37pm
The pass rates are up on the CLARB web site for last September and
They are a little convoluted to find, but here's the gist.

Sep 08 Exam
A=75% up slightly over March
B=75%, also up slightly from March
D=61%, same as March

Dec 08 Exam
E=29%, down from 37% in June, and well below the 7 year average of
C=71%!!!, up 20 points from the 51% in Jun 08, and way above the 7
year average of 50%. In fact, this is off the charts, as the previous
high for C was a 56% pass rate. Either people were very well prepared
or this section was much easier than ever before. Frankly, I suspect
the latter.
Comment by Nichol Welsh on February 19, 2009 at 5:46am
Thanks Stephanie - the link you posted worked as the CLARB website would not let me in yet... however I failed section E again!! :(

SCORES ARE POSTED!! The webpage is being kind of finicky so you have to keep refreshing it....but they're posted!

Try this link if you can't get it....it takes you directly to the login page...
Comment by Ray Freeman on February 18, 2009 at 10:40pm
LARE Preparation Courses in Northern California

Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture is once again offering our popular series of preparatory courses for candidates taking the Landscape Architect Registration Examination. Our classes have attracted students from 18 states, Canada, and Germany.

Class Dates:
Section C_April 3-5 Fri Noon-6:30pm, Sat 9 am-6:30 pm, Sun 9 am-6 pm
Section E_April 17-19 Fri Noon-6:30pm, Sat 9 am-6:30 pm, Sun 9 am-6 pm
Section E_May 1-3 Fri Noon-6:30pm, Sat 9 am-6:30 pm, Sun 9 am-6 pm
Note: Due to high demand, the May class is a repeat of the April 17-19 class.

We have a strict maximum of 26 students per class to allow for individual one on one desk crits during vignette work periods. I have 10 years of experience in teaching LARE reviews and have helped nearly 1000 students prepare for the exam.

Instructor: Ray Freeman, ASLA, RLA in California and Massachusetts, and CPESC (nationwide). Over 30 years experience in private practice, plus a few odd years in the public sector. Former lecturer at Harvard, UC Berkeley, UC Davis Extension, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

The classes cover exam formats, tips and tricks, and feature programmed instruction focusing on developing the skills needed to solve every known type of technical task required on these sections of the LARE. The format of the classes are lecture, question and answer, and studio-like work sessions with desk crits and review of each exercise or vignette done in class. In addition to a study guide, students will receive at least 20 problems in each course, of which about half will be worked in class.

To obtain a current copy of our brochure and registration form, please e-mail Rayfreeman3@comcast.net.

Location: Marin Headlands (15 minutes north of San Francisco). Very cheap bunkhouse style accommodations are available, and there is a very reasonably priced shuttle service from SFO airport.

Cost: $420 per course.
Comment by Ray Freeman on February 18, 2009 at 10:37pm
The online scores for Sections C&E in December are up on the CLARB website.
Comment by Jeremy on February 18, 2009 at 6:14pm
Anyone interested in selling (or sharing, bless you) their PPI 2nd edition C and/ or E vignettes? I'll be taking these sections in June. Let me know! Thanks.
Comment by Diane Evans on February 18, 2009 at 4:02pm
Thanks - I went back and reset my profile and have them!
Comment by Stephanie on February 18, 2009 at 3:56pm
That's weird....did you try the link in more than one browser? A couple people in my office got it to work....maybe try refreshing the page or clearing your passwords, history etc
Comment by Diane Evans on February 18, 2009 at 3:51pm
this is what I just got:

Results for the graphic administration are typically available 10-12 weeks from the administration date. Scores for the December 2008 administration are not yet available. Please check back soon. Thank you.

Existing scores will be temporarily unavailable while we conduct quality control in preparation for release of the December 2008 scores. Thank you.

I tried your link Stephanie, but couldn't get them there either.....

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