REGISTRATION BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

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Each jurisdiction sets its own requirements for initial registration, examination, and corporate practice. The information presented here was submitted to NCARB by each registration board in response to NCARB's 2013 Member Board Requirements survey. Because each jurisdiction may change its rules, statutes, and regulations at any time, it is always advisable to check with the individual board to verify registration and practice requirements.

NCARB does not set national requirements. However, you may view the NCARB position on each requirement, based on requirements specified in the Education Guidelines, Rules of Conduct, and Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations.

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Initial Registration

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1 Is there a residency requirement? No
1a If yes, please supply the applicable statutory/regulatory provisions
2 Is a professional degree from a NAAB-accredited program required to satisfy your board's education requirement? Yes
2a Does your board accept experience as alternative means of satisfying your education requirement?
2b How many years of acceptable experience are required with a four-year, pre-professional degree in architecture
2c How many years of acceptable experience are required with a high school education only?
3 Does your board accept a professional degree in architecture from a CACB-accredited program or a professional degree in architecture, certified by the CACB, from a Canadian University as an alternative means of satisfying your education requirement? Yes
4 Does your board accept an EESA-NCARB Education Evaluation of foreign education (as described in the NCARB Education Standard) as an alternative means of satisfying your education requirement? Yes
5 Does your Board require a minimum of three years of acceptable experience duration? No
5a If YES, when does the duration begin?
6 Will completion of the IDP alone (no matter the duration) satisfy your Board's training requirement? Yes
6a Please list the other requirements
7 Does your board allow early eligibility for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE)? Yes
7a When can an intern qualify for Early Eligibility? After completion of NAAB-accredited degree program
7b Please indicate how much experience (or training hours) is required?
7c How are early eligibility requests processed?
7d If your board reviews the requests, please provide the link to where instructions can be found on your web site.
8 Does your board charge a fee for processing exam applications?
8a What is the fee?
8b Is this a one-time fee or are additional fees required?
8c If additional fees are required, what are they?
9 Does your jurisdiction allow appeal of exam scores? No
10 Does your jurisdiction allow review of exam divisions? No
11 In addition to NCARB?s rolling clock requirement, does your jurisdiction have any additional rules regarding timeframes within which a candidate must pass the ARE? No
11a Please explain.
12 In addition to the ARE, is there a jurisdiction-specific exam(s)? No
12a What is the subject, format, location?
13 Is an interview required for registration? No
13a What is the format and location?
14 What is the application fee for initial registration?
15 Where can the intern obtain the application? (Provide a web link if possible)
16 Does your board charge a processing fee to provide an official verification of registration status?
16a How much is the processing fee and how does the architect submit the form for verification?

Reciprocal Registration

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17 What is your jurisdiction application fee for reciprocal registration?
18 Is an NCARB certificate required for reciprocal registration? Yes
19 Other than the state application/fee, are there any additional requirements for reciprocal registration for applicants with the NCARB Certificate? No
19a Please list the additional requirements.
20 Will your board accept a non-certified (Buff Cover) NCARB Record as documentation of an architect?s qualifications for reciprocal registration?
20a Comments
21 Does reciprocal registration based on an NCARB Certificate require a vote of your board? No
21a How often does your board meet to consider reciprocal registration applications?
22 Does your board require retroactive documentation of experience for reciprocal licensure if the architect has not completed the Intern Development Program (IDP) when initially licensed? No
22a If so, please note if any grandfathering provisions exist (Example: exempt if licensed before xx/xx/xxxx)
22b Does your Board accept the formal alternative to the IDP as outlined in section 2.3 in the Certification Guidelines ? Yes
23 Is your Board a formal signatory to the Mutual Recognition Agreement with Canada? Yes
24 Does your board accept an NCARB Certificate that was granted upon satisfaction of the requirements of the Broadly Experienced Architect (BEA) program? Yes
24a Comments
25 Does your board accept for reciprocal registration an NCARB Certificate that was granted to a foreign architect who satisfied the requirements of the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) program? Yes
25a Comments

Registration Renewal

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26 What is the fee for renewing registration?
27 What is the frequency of renewal?
27a What is the renewal date?
28 Does your board require completion of continuing education/professional development as a condition for registration renewal? Yes
28a What is your Board's requirement in number of overall units/hours required? 12
28b HSW units/hours required 12
28c SD units/hours required
28d ADA units/hours required
28e Other (please describe) 12 each calendar year
29 If a licensee meets the CE requirements in their state of residency, do you accept that as meeting your CE requirements? Yes
29a Comments

Practice Requirements

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30 Is firm registration required by your jurisdictions Architecture Board?
30a How does a customer apply?
30b How much are the fees?
30c What is the frequency of renewal?
31 Is firm registration required by another State entity (i.e., Dept. of Commerce, etc.)?
31a What is the name of the agency?
31b Please provide a link to the agency's website listing the requirement
32 Is an NCARB Certificate holder not registered in your jurisdiction allowed to offer services in your jurisdiction without first being registered, contingent that they complete registration before any work begins?
32a What are the formal steps required?
33 Is an NCARB Certificate holder not registered in your jurisdiction allowed to compete in a design competition in your jurisdiction without first being registered? Yes
33a What are the formal steps required?
34 May an architect not registered in your jurisdiction consult with a locally registered architect who assumes responsible control for a project? Yes
34a What are the formal steps required?
35 May a foreign architect not registered in the United States or Canada consult with a locally registered architect who assumes responsible control for a project? Yes
35a What are the formal steps required?

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