Other Licensure Actions
Information about reinstatement and other actions.
All licenses can be renewed for a period of one year following the expiration of the license, with an additional $50 late fee. Licenses that have been expired for more than one year must be reinstated.
Individuals seeking reinstatement will be required to complete the continuing education requirements (10 Board approved contact hours per license year) for each year the license was lapsed. However, if the total number of contact hours required to become current exceeds 30, then upon application, the Board shall determine the number of additional hours required. You will be required to report and provide proof of completion of at least ten hours of Board approved CE when making application for reinstatement.
An individual whose license has been expired for five or more years must provide three updated references and updated employment verification.
§ 89A-4(e): The Board, within its discretion, may grant an honorific title license to persons who have held for a minimum of 20 years a license or certificate in landscape architecture issued by the Board or a legally constituted board of examiners in another state or country whose registration requirements are equal or equivalent to those of this State. The honorific title license shall allow the person to use the title "landscape architect emeritus", but the person shall not practice landscape architecture or provide expert testimony as a landscape architect in this State unless the person complies with the provisions of this Chapter. There shall be no fee charged for an honorific title license.
Eligible licensees who wish to convert their license to emeritus status may send a written request to email@example.com.
Corporate licenses can be renewed for a period of one year following the expiration of the license, with an additional $50 late fee. Licenses that have been expired for more than one year must be reinstated. Corporate reinstatement applications must be accompanied by updated documentation showing the firm meets the requirements of the Professional Corporation Act (NCGS § 55B).
Other Corporate Licensure Actions
Change Company Name of a Licensed Corporation/PLLC
Before the name of the firm is changed with the NC Secretary of State’s Office, NCBLA must approve the name change. Please complete the Application to Change Business Name and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a copy of the appropriate documentation from the NC SO. A newly formed company must make application for a corporate license and must meet the requirements of NC GS§55B.
Change Licensed Landscape Architect in Charge
You may change the designated Licensee for your firm as long as the person is a properly NC licensed landscape architect and is a full time employee of the firm. The licensee must meet the requirements of NCGS§55B. Documentation must be submitted with this form to certify that the licensee meets those requirements, including the shareholder requirement.
Reporting Changes to Corporate Structure/Management or Changes to Shares/Interest Issued
Professional Corporations: If your company has made changes to its corporate structure, please submit an updated list of officers and directors. If there have been changes to shares held, please submit a list of shareholders, including percentage of shares held by each individual. Include with each list any professional licenses held by each individual.
PLLCs: If your company has made changes to its management, please submit an updated list of members and managers. If there have been changes in interest held, please submit a list of interest holders, including percentage of interest held by each individual. Include with each list any professional licenses held by each individual. NOTE: Two-thirds of shares/interest must be held by licensed professionals, in accordance with NCGS§55B-6 and NCGS§57D-2-02.
Adding Professional Services
Licensed landscape architecture companies seeking to add professional services regulated by the Professional Corporation Act (NCGS § 55B) must obtain a non-object letter from this Board. Regulated services include architectural, landscape architectural, engineering, land surveying, geological, and soil science services.