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2017 APLD Membership Categories and Requirements

Associate

QUALIFICATIONS: A Landscape Designer who engages in the practice of landscape design for monetary compensation and has fewer than 3 years of professional Landscape Design experience.

COST: $290.00

Chapter dues: $35.00

Education Requirement(s):

  • Associate Degree (or higher) in landscape design based education from an accredited institution.
  • Education must be verified with an official transcript.

Experience Requirement(s):

  • Less than 3 years of professional Landscape Design experience.
    Must submit proof of experience or professional business status, i.e. proof of liability insurance, business license, IRS letter of determination, letter of incorporation, sales tax certificate, tax return, certificate of insurance, affidavit from employer, etc.

~OR~

Fulfill a Combined Education + Experience Requirement in lieu of the education and experience requirements listed above.

  • Requires a form outlining education and experience to be submitted for review and approval, plus reference letters, certificates, transcripts, etc.

CEU Requirement:

  • 15 CEU’s every three (3) years.

Professional

QUALIFICATIONS: A Landscape Designer who engages in the practice of landscape design for monetary compensation and has 3 years or more of professional Landscape Design experience.

COST: $290.00 (with $25 increase for your second and third membership years)

Chapter dues: $35.00

Education Requirement(s):

  • Associate Degree (or higher) in landscape design based education from an accredited institution.
  • Education must be verified with an official transcript.

Experience Requirement(s):

  • 3 years or more of professional Landscape Design experience.
    Must submit proof of experience or professional business status, i.e. proof of liability insurance, business license, IRS letter of determination, letter of incorporation, sales tax certificate, tax return, certificate of insurance, affidavit from employer, etc.

~OR~

Fulfill a Combined Education + Experience Requirement in lieu of the education and experience requirements listed above.

  • Requires a form outlining education and experience to be submitted for review and approval, plus reference letters, certificates, transcripts, etc.

CEU Requirement:

  • 30 CEU’s every three (3) years.

Certified

COST : $340.00

Chapter dues: $35.00

APLD’s certification program confers professional recognition to landscape designers based on established standards of excellence. Certification is available for Professional members in good standing who have been practicing landscape design for a minimum of three years. It is the only landscape design certification program in the United States.

The certification review process, overseen by our certification committee, evaluates a candidate’s submitted work, consisting of three installed projects. For each project, the designer submits drawings, a plant list, a design intent statement and photographs.

To maintain certification, Certified Professional Members must continue to develop their skills and demonstrate proof every three years. During each three year period, APLD requires certified designers to submit proof of the completion of 30 hours of approved continuing education credits (CEU).

The APLD Certification Review Panel convenes two times each year to review applications for Certified Professional Membership. The current review schedule is February and September. Applications are due by the first of the month.

Student

QUALIFICATIONS: Student members must be actively enrolled in a landscape design, landscape architecture, or horticulture program. A student member may not practice landscape design unless it is part of a student internship related to their design program.

COST : $55.00

Chapter dues: $20.00

Requirement(s):

  • Student members must send proof of enrollment (i.e. transcript) yearly in a degreed or certificate program from an accredited institution related to landscape design. Student membership is limited to five years.

Allied

Allied Members: Individuals practicing in related and associated fields such as ornamental horticulture, public and private garden/estate management, garden writing/publishing/photography, architecture, interior design, lighting design, and green industry suppliers such as growers, nurseries, stoneyards, landscape contractors, etc.

COST: $340.00

Chapter dues: $35.00

Requirement(s):

  • There are no restrictions or educational requirements to join.

Educator

A professional landscape design educator or teacher who is not a practicing Landscape Designer.

COST: $150.00

Chapter dues: $35 (mandatory for AZ, CA, CT, DC-MD-VA, MI, MN, New England, NM, NY and OH)

 

To join the APLD Oregon Chapter, you must first join the APLD International organization.