What are considered to be relevant landscape design projects?
Applicants for landscape design certification under the Grandfathering provision must show the Review Committee examples of their work where they have personally directed each project and that indicate competency in all aspects of landscape design. This includes the same skills required for CLD certification under the standard application process. The requirement referenced here is not as all-encompassing as that in the Portfolio requirement in the standard application process for CLD, but the project drawings and specifications must clearly illustrate appropriate competencies and knowledge as presented in the Landscape Design Manual, and must include complete identification information.
What is meant by “Other Pertinent Information…”?
The applicant is encouraged to list any other memberships, associations, or activities that have some significance or connection to the greater landscape design/horticultural industry. Also, applicants should include any other relevant experience anywhere, and/or any other direct experience in any other design discipline. If in doubt, list it!
What is expected in a Sponsor’s Letter?
First of all, the sponsor must either hold current CLD status or be a member/licensee in good standing in one of the above-mentioned organizations. Secondly, a sponsor must be able to attest, on a first-hand basis, to the applicant’s design experience, knowledge, skills and capability, plus the applicant’s ethical practices and character.