Arizona State Board of Technical Registration


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Contact Information

Physical address:
1110 W Washington St #240
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: (602) 364-4930
Fax: (602) 364-4931

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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Arizona Annual Branch Registration

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
Notes:

A branch office registration must be filed for each branch office that is located in the state of Arizona and that is part of a firm registered with the board.

Initial Registration

Form:

Annual Branch Registration 

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Annual Branch Registration (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the initial registration anniversary date.

Required Attachments:
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the branch's professional services

Amendment

Form:

Annual Branch Registration (Amendment)

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Notify the board within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Arizona Annual Firm Registration

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
Law:

A.R.S. § 32-141 et seq. 

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Professional Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Corporations can either ensure that at least one officer is a licensed professional in each of the regulated services the firm provides, or designate that the licensed individual(s) have full authority of the professional services offered by the firm.

Professional Corporations:

  • At least 1/2 of the shareholders, and at least 1/2 of the directors, and the president of the corporation must be licensed in one or more states to render the professional service(s) conducted by the firm.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • LLCs can either ensure that at least one member is a licensed professional in each of the regulated services the firm provides, or designate that the licensed individual(s) have full authority of the professional services offered by the firm.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • All of the members of the PLLC must either be licensed individuals, a partnership having at least one partner who is licensed in Arizona, or a PC or PLLC.

Partnerships:

  • Partnerships can either ensure that at least one partner is a licensed professional in each of the regulated services the firm provides, or designate that the licensed individual(s) have full authority of the professional services offered by the partnership.

Initial Registration

Form:

Annual Firm Registration 

Instructions:

Mail to:

The Arizona Board of Technical Registration
1110 W. Washington St. Suite 240
Phoenix AZ, 85007

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Turnaround:

8-12 weeks

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:
  • Firms must identify a registrant, who is also a principal of the firm, in each category of services offered who has the authority and responsibility for the professional services of that firm
  • Branch offices must have a designated registrant, who does not have to be a principal, in charge of the professional services offered at that branch office
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify an Arizona licensed individual to act as the principal registrant for each office the firm has in Arizona.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify an Arizona licensed individual to act as the principal registrant for each office the firm has in Arizona.
  • Ensure that your Arizona entity meets ownership requirements.
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state (to be filed during the foreign qualification process). The certificate cannot be more than 60 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
  • Obtain certified copies of your entity's formation documents (including amendments) to file during the foreign qualification process. These documents must be dated within 60 days of the date of application for foreign qualification.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. If a corporation or LLC, create an ecorp account and use the portal to create your business entity.
  2. If a partnership, file a certificate of partnership application with the Arizona Secretary of State.
  3. File a Firm Registration Application with the State Board of Technical Registration.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Determine whether or not your business is required to foreign qualify. If not required, skip to number 5.
  2. If a foreign PC, obtain an approval statement from the Board of Technical Registration showing that the entity meets ownership requirements in Arizona before foreign qualifying with the Arizona Corporation Commission.
  3. If a corporation or LLC, create an ecorp account and use the portal to foreign qualify your business entity.
  4. If a partnership, file a foreign partnership registration application with the Arizona Secretary of State.
  5. File a Firm Registration Application with the State Board of Technical Registration.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Annual Firm Registration (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the initial registration anniversary date. Renewals can be filed as early as 30 days prior to the expiration date.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Required Attachments:
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the firm's professional services

Amendment

Form:

Annual Firm Registration (Amendment)

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Notify the board within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Arizona Architect License

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Not required
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Not required
NCARB IDP:Required
Additional Experience:Not required
State-specific exam:Not required

Initial Registration

This section applies to architects that are applying for a license in Arizona for the first time.

Form:

https://btr.az.gov/resources/forms/application-forms

Agency Fee:

$100 exam fee. Then $100 application fee.

Reciprocal Registration

This section applies to architects licensed in another state that are looking for reciprocal licensure in Arizona.

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

This section applies to architects that are already licensed in Arizona and need to renew their license.

Form:

Professional Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$225

Due:

Triennially during the quarter when the registration was first filed. For example, architects who registered between January 1 and March 31 file every three years by March 31.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Arizona Engineer-in-Training Designation

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

Initial Registration

Form:

Engineer In-Training Designation Packet

Agency Fee:

$40

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Once issued, the engineer-in-training designation does not expire.

Arizona Geologist-in-Training Designation

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for In-Training Designation

Agency Fee:

$40

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Once issued, the geologist-in-training designation does not expire.

Arizona Land Surveyor-in-Training Designation

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

Exam Application

Form:

Land Surveyor Fundamentals Exam Packet

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

There is a separate $170 fee for the exam itself.

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$40

Notes:

There is no separate registration form, simply submit the $40 fee after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Surveyor-in-Training certificates do not expire.

Arizona Professional Engineer License

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

An electronic signature, as an option to a permanently legible signature, in accordance with A.R.S. Title 41 and Title 44, is acceptable for all professional documents. The registrant shall provide adequate security regarding the use of the seal and signature.

AAC R4-30-304(G)

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

For purposes of subsection (A), all original documents shall include: 1. An original seal imprint or a computer-generated seal that matches the seal on file at the Board’s office; 2. An original signature that does not obscure either the registrant’s printed name or registration number; and 3. The date the document was sealed.

AAC R4-30-304(E)

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Professional Engineer Registration

Agency Fee:

$100 application fee + $225 registration fee due after the application is processed.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$225

Due:

Triennially during the quarter when the registration was first filed. For example, engineers who registered between January 1 and March 31 file every three years by March 31.

Arizona Professional Geologist Registration

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

An electronic signature, as an option to a permanently legible signature, in accordance with A.R.S. Title 41 and Title 44, is acceptable for all professional documents. The registrant shall provide adequate security regarding the use of the seal and signature.

AAC R4-30-304(G)

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

For purposes of subsection (A), all original documents shall include: 1. An original seal imprint or a computer-generated seal that matches the seal on file at the Board’s office; 2. An original signature that does not obscure either the registrant’s printed name or registration number; and 3. The date the document was sealed.

AAC R4-30-304(E)

Exam Application

Form:

Geologist Professional Exam Authorization

Agency Fee:

$100

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Professional Geologist Registration

Agency Fee:

$100 application fee + $225 registration fee due after the application is processed.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$225

Due:

Triennially during the quarter when the registration was first filed. For example, architects who registered between January 1 and March 31 file every three years by March 31.

Arizona Professional Land Surveyor Registration

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

Exam Application

Form:

Land Surveyor Professional Exam Authorization Packet

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

There is a separate $240 fee for the exam itself.

Initial Registration

Form:

Land Surveyor Registration Packet

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$225

Due:

Triennially during the quarter when the registration was first filed. For example, surveyors who registered between January 1 and March 31 file every three years by March 31.

Arizona Professional Landscape Architect Registration

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

Exam Application

Form:

Landscape Architect Professional Exam Packet

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

There are separate fees for the exams.

Initial Registration

Form:

Landscape Architect Registration Packet

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$225

Due:

Triennially during the quarter when the registration was first filed. For example, landscape architects who registered between January 1 and March 31 file every three years by March 31.

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