Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Architects


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Contact Information

Physical address:
861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904-2467

Phone: 302-744-4500
Fax: 302-739-2711

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Architects 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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Delaware Architect License

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Architects
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Fact Checked:8/10/19
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Required
NCARB IDP:Not required
Additional Experience:Required
State-specific exam:Not required

Initial Registration

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

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$119 application fee + $119 exam fee. Applicants may be asked to submit updated applications depending on the time needed to pass the ARE (additional fees may be required).

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency Fee:

$119

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

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

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$119

Due:

By January 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Delaware Certificate of Authorization (Architecture)

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Architects
Law:

Del. C. § 312A

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

Business Corporations:

  • At least 1 of the officers of the corporation must be an architect licensed in Delaware.

Professional Corporations (domestic only):

  • All shareholders must be architects licensed in Delaware.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least 1 of the members of the LLC must be an architect licensed in Delaware.

Limited Liability Partnerships:

  • At least 1 of the partners of the LLP must be an architect licensed in Delaware.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

This section applies to architectural firms that are applying for a license in Delaware for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Ensure that your business entity will meet ownership requirements.
  • Identify a Delaware licensed architect to act as the professional in charge of the firm's architectural activities in Delaware.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Ensure that your Delaware entity meets ownership requirements.
  • Identify a Delaware licensed architect to act as the professional in charge of the firm's architectural activities in Delaware.
  • 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 6 months old when filing foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the Delaware Division of Corporations.
  2. Apply for a Delware Business License through the Division of Revenue.
  3. Submit an Application for Architecture Certificate of Authorization along with a copy of your Delaware Business License to the Board of Architects.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Determine whether or not your entity will need to foreign qualify in Delaware. If not required, skip to number 4.
  2. File a foreign qualification application with the Delaware Division of Corporations.
  3. Apply for a Delware Business License through the Division of Revenue.
  4. Submit an Application for Architecture Certificate of Authorization along with a copy of your Delaware Business License to the Board of Architects.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

This section applies to architectural firms that are already licensed in Delaware and need to renew their license.

Instructions:

Directions for renewal will be sent several weeks before expiration.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

You are notified of the amount of the renewal fee at the time of renewal.

Due:

By January 31 of even-numbered years.

Required Attachments:
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the firm's professional services
  • List of holders of voting stock or voting interest
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Form:

Verification of Architect in Charge Information

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

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

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Reinstatement

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

The reinstatement fee is twice the amount of the renewal fee.

Notes:

Certificates can be reinstated for up to four months after the expiration date. Licenses that are not reinstated within the four month period will terminate and the license holder will need to reapply for a license.

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