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Criteria For Membership

1.0 Qualifications required for corporate membership of the Institute:

1.1          FELLOW

Every candidate for transfer to the grade of Fellow should satisfy the Council that he/she;

  1. has been a Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects for a continuous period of not less than ten years;
  2. has been engaged for a period of not less than ten years in the practice or teaching of Landscape Architecture/Landscape Design in a position of responsibility as a Corporate member and has made a contribution acceptable to the Council,  adequate credit being given to professional consultancy experience gained after corporate membership and to research papers on topics related to Landscape Architecture carried out after Corporate membership;
  3. has not been found guilty of reprimand or suspension by the Council for a period of ten years;
  4. at the time of applying for Fellow membership, has attended Annual General Meetings and Quarterly General Meetings, unless otherwise for valid reasons.

Provided, however, that until the Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects has been in existence for ten years, all Members who have been engaged for a period of not less than ten years after obtaining their qualification and experience as specified in 1.2 in the practice or teaching of Landscape Architecture/Landscape Design in a position of responsibility, have made a contribution acceptable to the Council, and also satisfy the criterion (d), shall be eligible to apply for transfer to the grade of Fellow.

1.2          MEMBER

Every candidate for admission to the grade of Member should possess any one of the following:

(a)      a Post-Graduate Degree of not less than two full-time academic years or equivalent part-time duration in Landscape Architecture/Landscape Design, equivalent at least to the M.Sc. in Landscape Design of the University of Moratuwa, from a recognized university or equivalent institution,

and

not less than two years of practice or teaching of landscape architecture after obtaining such qualifications, until such time as a Professional Practice Examination and a system of accreditation of courses are established under the direction of the Board of Landscape Architectural Education or a pass at the Professional Practice Examination of the Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects.

(b)           A first Degree of not less than four full-time academic years or equivalent part-time duration in Landscape Architecture/Landscape Design, from a recognized University or equivalent institution,

and

not less than four years of practice or teaching of landscape architecture after obtaining such qualifications, until such time as a Professional Practice Examination and a system of accreditation of courses are established under the direction of the Board of Landscape Architectural Education,  or a pass at the Professional Practice Examination of the Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects.

2.0 Qualifications required for non-corporate membership of the Institute

2.1     HONORARY FELLOW

Honorary Fellows shall be elected by the Council in recognition of their long experience and distinguished accomplishments in the practice or teaching of Landscape Architecture/Landscape Design although they are not eligible for corporate membership of the Institute, provided, however, that the Council shall not admit more than one Honorary Fellow in each year and that the total number of Honorary Fellows shall not exceed five at any time.

2.2      HONORARY MEMBER

Honorary Members shall be elected by the Council in recognition of their significant accomplishments in the practice or teaching of Landscape Architecture/Landscape Design although they are not eligible for corporate membership of the Institute, provided, however, that the Council shall not admit more than one Honorary Member in each year and that the total number of Honorary Members shall not exceed five at any time.

2.3      ASSOCIATE

Every candidate for admission to the grade of Associate should possess:

A Post-Graduate Degree of not less than two full-time academic years or equivalent part-time duration in Landscape Architecture/Landscape Design, equivalent at least to the M.Sc. in Landscape Design of the University of Moratuwa, from a recognized University or equivalent institution, until such time as a system of accreditation of courses is established under the direction of the Board of Landscape Architectural Education, or

a Post-Graduate Degree of not less than two full-time academic years or equivalent part-time duration in Landscape Architecture/Landscape Design, accredited by the Institute, or

a first Degree of not less then four full-time academic years or equivalent part-time duration in Landscape Architecture/Landscape Design from a recognized University or equivalent institution, accredited by the Institute.

2.4          STUDENT

Every candidate for admission to the grade of Student should be following a Post-Graduate Degree or first Degree course in Landscape Architecture/Landscape Design on successful completion of which he/she would be eligible for Associate membership of the Institute.

2.5          SUBSCRIBER

The Council may admit as a Subscriber a person who has successfully completed

  1. a post-graduate degree course including at least six full-time academic months or an equivalent part-time duration in subjects directly relevant to the practice of Landscape Architecture/Landscape      Design at a recognized University or equivalent institution, or
  2. a first degree course including at least one full-time academic year or an equivalent part-time duration in subjects directly relevant to the practice of Landscape Architecture/Landscape Design at a recognized University or equivalent institution, or
  3. a Diploma or Certificate course in Landscape Design/Garden Design of at  least two full-time academic years or an equivalent part-time duration at a recognized institution.

2.6          SUPPORTER

The Council may admit as a Supporter a person who

  1. is interested in Landscape Architecture/Landscape Design  and has made a contribution to   its study or appreciation and wishes to support the further advancement of the profession, or
  2. is a participant in the landscape industry and wishes to support the objects of the Institute.