Landscape Architecture

Licentiate Membership

Licentiate membership is open to those who have completed their initial professional education.

Being a Licentiate member enables you to join the Pathway to Chartership, the route to achieving full Chartered (CMLI) status.


To be eligible for Licentiate membership applicants are required to hold an LI-accredited qualification – full details of this can be found on Be A Landscape Architect.

In partnership with the International Association of Landscape Architects (IFLA), the LI recognises a number of international universities and courses – please check to see if your course and university is listed: IFLA

If your qualifications are not accredited by the LI or IFLA, it is still possible to apply for membership.

Your application will be assessed by our Member Panel, who will judge the strength of your application based on both your work and academic experience, and decide whether you meet the required standard. If the Member Panel approve your application you will be offered Licentiate membership of the LI and you will be able to start the Pathway to Chartership.

Please note: the LI always recommend the completion of an LI accredited qualification. This ensures that the graduate has received the very best in landscape education.  This is the only guarantee of eligibility for Licentiate membership.

There is no guarantee of eligibility, but the Member Panel will offer feedback to any unsuccessful applicant on what is needed to submit a successful application. The Member Panel consists of two Fellows and one Chartered Member of the LI.

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The Member year runs from 1st June to 31st May

Annual subscription
Pathway to Chartership registration £197.00
Pathway to Chartership annual retention £91.00
Chartership Exam £347.00

Benefits of Licentiate Membership

Join the Conversation

– We regularly tweet news, events, and updates through @TalkLandscape

– On Talking Landscape, an online network for Landscape Institute members there are forums on technical issues, landscape architecture ideas, and Institute activities.

– A news update covering the latest industry news, events, and professional developments is sent out every second Thursday. You’re automatically signed up to receive this as a member.

– Landscape Journal is sent to members every quarter – you will automatically receive this as part of your membership.

– The LI publishes resources for landscape practitioners, clients, decision-makers, and professionals in the built and natural environment.

Use our Resources

– The Landscape Institute has documents on Green Infrastructure, Water, Housing, Public Health, and Liveability on the Policy pages.

– In the Technical pages, technical guidance is available on BIM, GLVIA, Plant Health, and Visualisation.

– In the Member’s only area are LI reports such as the annual Communications Survey, the Employment and Salary Survey, and governance papers.

Get Involved

– The Landscape Institute has many different roles that suit all levels of experience and availability. Find out how to get involved, and what type of role will suit you in Get Involved.

– The LI Ambassador for Landscape scheme is an exciting opportunity for you to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, and to demonstrate the creative and rewarding career options open to them. We are looking to all LI members to champion the profession and help enthuse the next generation of landscape professionals.

– Inspire the next generation of landscape architects through our new primary school scheme – The Playground Project. The LI are excited to announce the launch of a new education project sponsored by Canary Wharf Group. Based in Tower Hamlets, London, this hands-on schools project brings to life outdoor learning environments through a series of live activities, helping primary school pupils re-design their outdoor space and deliver aspects of the curriculum with the active support of a design expert. Each school will have the chance to win £5000 to implement an aspect of their design. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to inspire and educate students, future proofing the profession for the next generation.

– There are 12 regional branches of the LI across the UK. You are automatically a member of your local branch – find out what’s going on in your area through the branches page.

Connect with the Industry

– Every Thursday at 1pm the LI’s webinar series takes place, this is an excellent learning opportunity to hear from top landscape professionals discussing key issues, there is also a chance at the end to ask questions.

– Help encourage the next generation of landscape architects through the LI’s careers website, Be A Landscape Architect. There’s information on courses, funding, projects, job types and more.

– You can sign up for email alerts about new jobs as soon as they are advertised on our Jobs webpage. Or place an advert for recruitment.

Pathway to Chartership

– You can begin your Pathway to Chartership once you’re a Licentiate member