Become a Member

Become a Member

Membership requirements are set out in the APALA Bylaws and summarized below for convenience. Inquiries and membership applications should be addressed to the Secretary-treasurer of APALA; the Membership Committee reviews all applications.

Application Form

Application Process

Endorsement Form

All applicants must be of good character and agree to be bound by the bylaws of the association and adhere to our Code of Professional Conduct, and pay an application fee and membership dues. Additional requirements for each category of membership are generally as follows:

Full Membership

An applicant fulfills the requirements for admission into the Association as a Full Member where they:

a) are of good character and adhere to the Association’s Code of Professional Conduct;

b) have successfully completed an accredited program in landscape architecture and have completed three years of Associate Membership under the full-term supervision of a Full Member;

c) have been endorsed by two CSLA Members; and

d) have passed the prescribed examination of the Association or is exempted there from pursuant to its regulations;

or

e) is a Full Member in good standing of another component of the CSLA, and meets all requirements of the CSLA Reciprocity Full Membership Agreement dated July 2013.

Full Membership (Reciprocal)
Applicants must be a member in good standing of another component of the CSLA, or a landscape architect registered to practice in another jurisdiction with registration requirements equivalent to those set out in the bylaws. The applicant must provide proof of their good standing as part of their application by obtaining an official letter from the component association of which they are a member.

Associate Membership

An applicant fulfills the requirements for admission into the Association as an Associate Member where they:

a) are of good character and adhere to the Association’s Code of Professional Conduct;

b) have successfully completed an accredited program in landscape architecture or at least seven years’ practical experience of increasing responsibility under the full-term supervision of a Full Member; and

c) have been endorsed by one CSLA Member.

Student Membership
Applicants must be enrolled in landscape architecture accredited by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, or an allied profession.

Only full members in good standing may vote at meetings of the association. Full members in APALA, who are not life members, are eligible for membership in the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. No separate application for membership in the CSLA is required.

*In the case of any discrepancies between this page and the Bylaws, the Bylaws will take precedence.

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