Emerging Professional

An individual who has been practicing landscape design for less than three years. Documentation is not required.
Not eligible for APLD certification.

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Emerging Professional

QUALIFICATIONS: A landscape designer who engages in the practice of landscape design for monetary compensation and contains less than 3 years of professional landscape design experience. Documentation of education and experience is not required.

COST: $190

Chapter membership is mandatory and is included in your total dues amount. If you do not have a geographic chapter, you will receive membership in APLD’s virtual chapter. If you wish to join additional chapters, you can do so at a fee of $75 per chapter.

APLD Geographic Chapters: Arizona, California (Districts: Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego), Connecticut, DC-MD-VA, Michigan, Minnesota, New England, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Washington

Upon joining, must strive to adhere to APLD’s Standards of Practice document and maintain 15 CEUs every three years.

Education Requirement(s):

Associate Degree (or higher) in landscape design-based education from an accredited institution or attendance in landscape design classes or seminars.


Professional


An individual who has been practicing landscape design for more than three years. Documentation is not required.
Not eligible for APLD certification.

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Professional

QUALIFICATIONS: A landscape designer who engages in the practice of landscape design for monetary compensation and contains more than 3 years of professional landscape design experience. Documentation of education and experience is not required.

COST: $415

Chapter membership is mandatory and is included in your total dues amount. If you do not have a geographic chapter, you will receive membership in APLD’s virtual chapter. If you wish to join additional chapters, you can do so at a fee of $75 per chapter.

APLD Geographic Chapters: Arizona, California (Districts: Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego), Connecticut, DC-MD-VA, Michigan, Minnesota, New England, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Washington

Upon joining, must strive to adhere to APLD’s Standards of Practice document and maintain 25 CEUs every three years.

Education Requirement(s):

Associate Degree (or higher) in landscape design-based education from an accredited institution or attendance in landscape design classes or seminars.


Qualified Professional

An individual who has been practicing landscape design for more than three years. Documentation is required.
Eligible for APLD certification.

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Qualified Professional

QUALIFICATIONS: A landscape designer who engages in the practice of landscape design for monetary compensation and contains more than 3 years of professional landscape design experience. Documentation of education and experience is required.

COST: $435

Chapter membership is mandatory and is included in your total dues amount. If you do not have a geographic chapter, you will receive membership in APLD’s virtual chapter. If you wish to join additional chapters, you can do so at a fee of $75 per chapter.

APLD Geographic Chapters:
Arizona, California (Districts: Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego), Connecticut, DC-MD-VA, Michigan, Minnesota, New England, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Washington

Upon joining, must strive to adhere to APLD’s Standards of Practice document and maintain 30 CEUs every three years.

Education Requirement(s):

Associate Degree (or higher) in landscape design-based education from an accredited institution or attendance in landscape design classes or seminars. Education must be verified with documentation.

Experience Requirement(s):

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.


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Student Membership

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: $61

Chapter membership is mandatory and is included in your total dues amount. You will receive membership in the virtual chapter and your geographic chapter, if applicable.

APLD Geographic Chapters: Arizona, California (Districts: Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego), Connecticut, DC-MD-VA, Michigan, Minnesota, New England, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Washington

Requirements: Student members must provide 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

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Allied Membership

Those individuals practicing in related and associated fields: 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.

There are no restrictions or educational requirements to join.

COST: $200

Chapter membership is mandatory and is included in your total dues amount. If you do not have a geographic chapter, you will receive membership in APLD’s virtual chapter. If you wish to join additional chapters, you can do so at a fee of $75 per chapter.

APLD Geographic Chapters: Arizona, California (Districts: Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego), Connecticut, DC-MD-VA, Michigan, Minnesota, New England, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Washington

Educator

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Educator Membership

A professional landscape design educator/teacher who is not practicing as a landscape designer.

COST: $61

Chapter membership is mandatory and is included in your total dues amount. You will receive membership in the virtual chapter and your geographic chapter, if applicable.

APLD Geographic Chapters: Arizona, California (Districts: Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego), Connecticut, DC-MD-VA, Michigan, Minnesota, New England, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington

Requirements: Must submit proof of employment (i.e. faculty/staff ID)

People often ask me why I joined APLD. Events like the Winter Lecture Series and the annual conference make it worthwhile. But advocacy on behalf of the landscape design profession also plays an important role. Our chapter might not have learned of the bill without the help of the national APLD advocacy committee. And we were taken seriously by ASLA and the DC Council in part because we are part of a national organization. In times like these, it’s important to have a seat at the table.

Testimonial Lynley Ogilvie
Lynley Ogilvie
Vice President of DC-MD-VA Chapter