The ILI Professional Practice Exam is a requirement for members who wish to become a Corporate Member.




In order to be eligible to take the exam, applicants must hold graduate membership of the Irish Landscape Institute. Candidates must have at least 2 years work experience in order to qualify to take the examination.  If not currently a member join HERE.
The appropriateness of the experience will be judged by the education committee based on the Work Experience Record Book which must be submitted by the candidate.

Application procedure

Closing date: The application deadline is Thursday 31st August 2023.
Fee: The exam fee of €75 must be paid by the above deadline. Payment is accepted by bank transfer only, please state your name on the transfer– NO cheques.

Account Name: Irish Landscape Institute

Branch: Bank of Ireland, 104 Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Account number: 18502252

Sort Code: 90 01 72

IBAN : IE47BOFI90017218502252



Late applications

Late applications: accepted until Friday 8th September at an additional cost of €25

Form: Please refer to the application form and guidance notes.

ILI Exam Application Form 2023

Guidance Notes

Candidates should download and fill in the form, and return it to us by email.

Work Experience records

Candidates are required to submit work experience records together with their application form before 13th August 2022.
Work experience record forms and sample templates will be made available – Sample Here

Work experience records must be submitted in hard copy and digital copy.

Reading List 

Articles of Association

Environmental Impact Assessment

Fingal County Council Planning Applications

Contract Examples for Public Works

Forms of Tender and Schedules (Works)

You can also find previous reading material here to prepare you for future exams:

Recommended Reading List (2019) 

Tutorial Video

Watch the tutorial video from our Past President, Kevin Halpenny, explaining the process of joining the ILI HERE.

PLEASE NOTE - for students requiring assistance: 

Accommodations for Students

Reasonable accommodations can be made available to students with dyslexia when sitting examinations. The accommodations are intended to limit the impact of the candidate’s disability on their exam performance, while not giving the candidate any unfair advantage.

The options students with dyslexia can apply for if they meet the criteria are:

Waiver from the assessment of spelling, grammar and punctuation in the language subjects
Use of a Recording Device or Word Processor/Laptop (occasionally voice dictation)
Assistive Technology

The most commonly used assistive technology option for students with dyslexia is a computer/laptop. Reading Pens are also an option.

It must be already being used by the student (therefore the student could use their own equipment and there would be no additional cost to its approval for use in an exam.)

The ILI are satisfied that is will not jeopardise the integrity of the exam.

It requires no development work from the ILI in relation to its exam papers.

For example, a small number of students have used voice dictation software for their exams.

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Memorandum of Association

Past Papers 2009 – 2019

If you are a full member in other Landscape Architecture organisations you might be apt to become a Corporate Member via the VIVA VOCE method. Read more it HERE.

ILI Professional Practice Exam Application Form

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