Kentucky Board of Architects


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Contact Information

Physical address:
155 East Main Street, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: (859) 246-2069
Fax: (859) 246-2431

Web: Home Name search

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Kentucky 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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Kentucky Architect License

Agency:Kentucky Board of Architects
NCARB Certificate:Required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Fact Checked:8/11/19
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Required
NCARB IDP:Required
Additional Experience:Required
State-specific exam:Not required

Initial Registration

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

Form:NCARB’s website (both NCARB transmittal request and Uniform Application 308 for KY)
Agency Fee:

$100 exam fee (3-year eligibility) + $125 application fee for new licensees passing the A.R.E.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency Fee:

$200 application fee. Upon approval of application the $125 license fee is then due

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

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

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Kentucky Architecture Firm License

Not required



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

Firm licenses are not issued at the state level, however, a licensed individual must oversee all architectural work. Firms should consult board rules and state statutes before doing business.

More information: Kentucky Board of Architects
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Professional Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the practice of architecture in Kentucky must be performed by licensed architects.

Professional Corporations:

  • All of the incorporators, shareholders, not less than 1/2 of the directors, and each of the officers other than secretary and treasurer must be licensed architects.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the practice of architecture in Kentucky must be performed by licensed architects.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the practice of architecture in Kentucky must be performed by licensed architects.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the practice of architecture in Kentucky must be performed by licensed architects.

Kentucky Interior Designer Certification

Agency:Kentucky Board of Architects
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$100 application fee + $250 certification fee

Notes:

Contact the board for application information.

Fact Checked:11/15/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by October 1.

Notes:

Certificates initially issued between April 1 and September 30 do not need to be renewed until October 1 of the following year.

Fact Checked:11/15/19

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