Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors


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Contact Information

Physical address:
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: (303) 894-7800
Fax: (303) 894-7693

Web: Home Name search File online
Email: dora_aesboard@state.co.us

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors 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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Colorado Architect License

Agency:Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Fact Checked:8/10/19
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 Colorado for the first time.

Form:http://www.dora.colorado.gov/professions/architects
Agency Fee:

$100 combined exam + application fee

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

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

Agency Fee:

TBD - Renewal fees are evaluated and modified before the renewal cycles based on actual operating expenditures.

Due:

By October 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Colorado Architecture Firm License

Not required



Architecture Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Colorado.

Architecture firms are not licensed at the state level in Colorado. Business entities are permitted to practice architecture provided that they comply with CO Stat. § 12-25-304.

More information: Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Law:

CO Stat. § 12-25-304

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

Business Corporations:

  • At least 1 officer of the corporation must be a Colorado licensed architect.

Professional Corporations:

  • At least 1 officer of the professional corporation must be a Colorado licensed architect.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least 1 member of the LLC must be a Colorado licensed architect.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least 1 member of the PLLC must be a Colorado licensed architect.

Limited Liability Partnerships:

  • At least 1 partner of the LLP must be a Colorado licensed architect.

Professional Limited Liability Partnerships:

  • At least 1 partner of the PLLP must be a Colorado licensed architect.

Colorado Engineer Intern Endorsement

Agency:Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Colorado Engineering Firm License

Not required



Engineering Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Colorado.

Engineering firms are not licensed at the state level in Colorado. Business entities are permitted to practice engineering provided that they comply with CO Stat. § 12-25-104.

More information: Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Law:

CO Stat. § 12-25-104

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

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint a Colorado licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Professional Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint a Colorado licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint a Colorado licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members need not be licensed, but the PLLC must appoint a Colorado licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Limited Liability Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the LLP must appoint a Colorado licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Colorado Land Surveying License

Not required



Land Surveying Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Colorado.

Land surveyor firms are not licensed at the state level in Colorado. Business entities are permitted to practice surveying provided that they comply with CO Stat. § 12-25-204.

More information: Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Colorado Land Surveyor Intern Enrollment

Agency:Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Notes:

There is a separate fee for the fundamentals exam.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Not required



Land Surveyor Intern enrollment is valid indefinitely or until a Professional Land Surveyor license is issued.

Colorado Land Surveyor License

Agency:Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

There are separate fees for the exams.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Renewal fees vary from year to year.

Due:

By October 31 of odd-numbered years.

Penalties:

$15 late fee for applications postmarked after October 31.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Colorado Professional Engineer License

Agency:Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

Electronic Signature. An electronic signature is a digital authentication process attached to or logically associated with an electronic document and shall carry the same weight, authority, and effects as a manual signature. The electronic signature, which can be generated by using either public key infrastructure or signature dynamics technology, must be as follows. (1) Unique to the person using it. (2) Capable of verification. (3) Under the sole control of the person using it. (4) Linked to a document in such a manner that the electronic signature is invalidated if any data in the document are changed.

4 CCR 730-1.2(B)

The manual or electronic signature of the licensee and date of signature shall be affixed to the document. The signature of the licensee and date of signature shall appear through the seal.

4 CCR 730-1.5(A)

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

A manual or electronic seal must be applied to either the final reproducible, the final reproduction, the final electronic record document, or record set of all of the following: a. Each sheet of engineering drawings; or, (1) An electronic seal on the cover page(s) of a set of drawings. (a) The cover page(s) shall contain the identical sheet border, title block and project title as the remaining pages of the set of drawings. When opting to seal only the cover page(s) of a set of drawings, a notation shall be included in the title block of every page noting that all seals for the set of drawings are applied to the cover page(s). (b) All pages in the set of drawings shall be numbered, including the cover page(s). (c) Electronic seals affixed to the cover page(s) of the set of drawings must adhere to all requirements of Board Rules, including a statement of the scope of work and, if relevant, page numbers associated with the scope. (d) If electronically sealing on the cover page(s), Signature Dynamic Technology shall be used.

4 CCR 730-1.5(A)

Fact Checked:5/12/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Renewal fees vary from year to year.

Due:

By October 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/19/21

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