Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensing: Board of Registration of Architects


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Contact Information

Physical address:
1000 Washington Street
Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: (617) 727-3229
Fax: (617) 727-9932

Web: Home Name search File online
Email: architectboard@mass.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensing: Board of Registration 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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Massachusetts Architect License

Agency:Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensing: Board of Registration 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 Massachusetts for the first time.

Form:http://www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/ar
Agency Fee:

$135 application fee; $125 licensure fee application fee. No exam fee.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency Fee:

$365

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

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

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by August 31.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reinstatement

Form:

Massachusetts Architectural Reinstatement Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

Varies based on amount of time in "expired" status and what current board renewal fees are.

Fact Checked:7/25/19

Massachusetts Architecture Firm License

Not required



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

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: Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensing: Board of Registration of Architects
Law:

231 CMR § 4.04

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

Business Corporations:

  • At least one of the officers, whose status as an officer is established by the articles of organization or by-laws, must be a Massachusetts licensed architect.
  • All contracts or agreements to perform architectural services in Massachusetts must be executed on behalf of the corporation by the officer who is duly registered as an architect in Massachusetts.

Professional Corporations:

  • Each of the incorporators, shareholders, the president, any vice presidents, and a majority of the directors must be licensed to perform a professional service provided by the firm.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least one of the managers (or at least one member in the case of an LLC in which management of the business is vested in one or more members) must be a Massachusetts licensed architect.
  • All contracts or agreements to perform architectural services in Massachusetts must be executed on behalf of the LLC by the manager or member who is duly registered as an architect in Massachusetts.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least one of the managers (or at least one member in the case of an LLC in which management of the business is vested in one or more members) must be a Massachusetts licensed architect.
  • All contracts or agreements to perform architectural services in Massachusetts must be executed on behalf of the LLC by the manager or member who is duly registered as an architect in Massachusetts.

Partnerships:

  • At least one of the partners must be a Massachusetts licensed architect.
  • All contracts or agreements to perform architectural services in Massachusetts must be executed on behalf of the partnership by the partner who is duly registered as an architect in Massachusetts.

Limited Liability Partnerships:

  • At least one of the partners must be a Massachusetts licensed architect.
  • All contracts or agreements to perform architectural services in Massachusetts must be executed on behalf of the LLP by the partner who is duly registered as an architect in Massachusetts.

Joint Ventures:

  • At least one of the members must be either an individual who is a Massachusetts licensed architect or a business organization that is qualified to perform architectural services in Massachusetts.

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