New Hampshire Joint Board of Licensure and Certification: Board of Architects


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Contact Information

Physical address:
NH Board of Architects, NH Joint Board
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301-8518

Phone: 603-271-2219
Fax: 603-271-6990

Web: Home Name search
Email: bobbie.carter@nh.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the New Hampshire Joint Board of Licensure and Certification: 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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New Hampshire Architect License

Agency:New Hampshire Joint Board of Licensure and Certification: Board of Architects
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Fact Checked:8/11/19
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Not 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 New Hampshire for the first time.

Form:http://www.nh.gov/jtboard/arch.pdf
Agency Fee:

$150 application fee + $150 exam fee + Licensure fee $50 and COA fee $80

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency Fee:

$250

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

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

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially by the last day of the licensee's birth month. The first renewal is due during the seconds calendar year following the year of issuance.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

New Hampshire Certificate of Authorization (Architecture)

Agency:New Hampshire Joint Board of Licensure and Certification: Board of Architects
Law:

NH R.S. §310-A:42-a

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

Business Corporations:

  • At least one of the officers must be an architect licensed in New Hampshire.

Professional Corporations:

  • At least 1/2 of the directors and all of the officers, excluding the secretary and treasurer, must be New Hampshire licensed architects or otherwise qualified entities.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least one of the members must be an architect licensed in New Hampshire.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • All members and managers must be New Hampshire licensed architects or otherwise qualified entities.

Partnerships:

  • At least one of the partners must be an architect licensed in New Hampshire.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

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

Form:

Application for Certificate of Authorization

Instructions:

Certificate of Authorization from the Board must be obtained prior to applicant registering with the Secretary of State.

Agency Fee:

$80

Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a New Hampshire licensed architect, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's architectural activities.
  • Ensure that your business entity will meet ownership requirements.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a New Hampshire licensed architect, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's architectural activities.
  • Ensure that your New Hampshire entity will meet 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.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File a Certificate of Authorization to Practice Architecture with the Joint Board of Licensure and Certification: Board of Architects.
  2. File entity formation documents with the New Hampshire Secretary of State - Corporations Division.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. File a Certificate of Authorization to Practice Architecture with the Joint Board of Licensure and Certification: Board of Architects.
  2. File foreign qualification documents with the New Hampshire Secretary of State - Corporations Division.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

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

Form:

Application for Certificate of Authorization Renewal

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Required Attachments:
  • List of officers, managers, or partners of the firm including addresses
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the firm's professional services
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Notes:

Notify the board in writing with any changes.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Reinstatement

Form:

Application for Certificate of Authorization (Reinstatement)

Agency Fee:

$80 + $16 per month late.

Notes:

Licenses that have been expired for longer than 1 year cannot be reinstated and the licensee should instead apply for a new license.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

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