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Applications for Registered Landscape Architect membership are invited from landscape architecture
professionals who have completed an AILA accredited landscape architecture qualification and have been
practising for at least two years of full time work post-graduation from an accredited degree. There are a
number of options available to assist applicants’ eligibility:
Please note: If you have an overseas degree, the program must have been accredited by the relevant accreditation body and recognised by the relevant Professional Body of Landscape Architecture in the country of study, at the time of study.
We require that you submit a letter of support from the Professional Body of Landscape Architecture (who must be a member of the International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA) or the relevant registration/licensing body of that country, confirming that the program of study is accredited by them, along with your supporting documents, to be submitted at the end of the application.
AILA has a memorandum of understanding for RLA members in the United Kingdom who have full registration with LARB, the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture as well as members of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architecture. No letter of support is required for these overseas degrees.
Tax deductible fees associated with registration.
For information on on deferral fees and fees for unsuccessful applicants, please refer to our Membership Policy found on our Governance and Policy page.
Application form submitted online and application/mentorship fee of $927 inc. GST paid.
AILA reviews application, including approval of proposed Mentor.
Completed 'Mentorship Guide and Tables' submitted mid-month to AILA following 12-month mentorship.
AILA Information Workshop held to help you prepare for interview (Local State Chapter will send invite and provide details).
1. Oral assessment/interview with State Chapter. View relevant documents to help prepare for your interview.
2. Interview results sent to National office by Chapter.
3. Certification - AILA issues interview results and if successful, Registration certificate.
4. Part-payment of the first year’s annual registration fees.
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2. Complete sign-in form
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