With Ray Freeman’s retirement, Sarah Gronquist will be continuing to offer his popular series of LARE Preparatory Courses for candidates taking the Landscape Architect Registration Examination. Ray’s classes have attracted students from 46 states, five Canadian provinces, Puerto Rico, and The District of Columbia.
All classes are current with the 2017 exam format, and have been updated every four months.
Sarah Gronquist has taught exam preparation and university level courses in the Bay Area for 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in grading and drainage, construction detailing, planting design, business practices, and professional practice. She began her lecture career with Ray Freeman as a co-teacher for these LARE preparatory courses in 2005 and is continuing to teach and develop them in collaboration with him. We are delighted to be able to continue to offer this useful series of courses.
Section O is Ray Freeman’s concise general guide to the LARE’s current format and good strategies for test preparation. It is free to download from this page. During each course, we review this material briefly but participants are expected to familiarize themselves with these general facts prior to coming together here in Berkeley.
2008 LARE Reference Manual for Section 3 – scanned pdf of the old reference standards
Information about the Berkeley venue including options for hotels and transportation.
See below for links for 2020 registration. In addition to the regular corrections we always make as we go, we are looking forward to providing updated course materials in Sections 1-2 and Section 3!
October classes will be offered in online format for 2020. We are working out the details but this change will also allow us to pass on some savings as a reduction in cost. Please contact us for more information.
October 9, 10, 11 (Section 4) for test period November 30-December 12
Register: Section 4 ONLINE
October 24-25 (Section 1-2) for test period November 30-December 12
Register: Section 1-2 ONLINE
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Information about being a beta tester for our new California Supplemental Exam online course
Detailed information about the 2020 courses follows below. Please note that we will no longer be meeting at La Quinta Inn in Berkeley – but this flyer contains information about content and format that is still true. We will meet in real time in a password-protected Zoom classroom, which allows us to have discussions together. You can also download this information as a single pdf.