Landscape Architect Title Act

The Alberta Association of Landscape Architects (AALA) has a title act in the province of Alberta. Only Full members of the AALA are eligible to refer to themselves as a ‘Landscape Architect’.

Where in law?

The Act and Regulation that we fall under are:

POARA Section 43(1) states :

"No person, except a member of a registered association, shall use a designated title, alone or in combination with any other title, name, description, abbreviation, letter or symbol, in such a way as to represent expressly or by implication that the person is a member of the registered association."

POARA Section 44(1) states :

A person who contravenes section 43 is guilty of an offence and liable

  • (a) for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $2000,
  • (b) for a 2nd offence, to a fine of not more than $4000, and
  • (c) for a 3rd and every subsequent offence, to a fine of not more than $6000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than 6 months or to both a fine and imprisonment.

(2) A prosecution under this section may be commenced within 2
years after the alleged commission of the offence, but not


If you suspect an individual is incorrectly using the restricted title of ‘Landscape Architect’ in any variation or if you have any questions please contact the AALA office at 780-435-9902 or

Project: Town of Hinton Wayfinding Signage
Location: Hinton, AB
Completed: 2010
Firm: Urban Systems Ltd.
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