New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Architects


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 45001
Newark, NJ 07101

Phone: (973) 504-6385

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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State 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 Jersey Architect License

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Architects
NCARB Certificate:Not 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 New Jersey for the first time.

Form:Application to apply for the ARE can be obtained using the Boards web site:http://www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/arch/
Agency Fee:

$160.00 application fee + $50.00 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 New Jersey.

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

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

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$160

Due:

By July 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

New Jersey Certificate of Authorization (Architecture)

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Architects
Law:

N.J.S.A. § 45:3-18

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations (domestic only)
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • At least 2/3 of the directors must be licensed architects and at least 2/3 of the shares of stock must be held by licensed architects.
  • Firms that perform other professional services, like engineering or land surveying, in addition to architecture may do so if at least 2/3 of their directors are licensed architects and closely allied professionals; at least one director is a licensed architect; at least 2/3 of the shares of stock must be held by licensed architects and closely allied professionals; and at least 20% of the shares are held by licensed architects.

Professional Corporations:

  • All shareholders of New Jersey architectural PCs must be licensed architects or individuals licensed in a closely related profession.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least 2/3 of the members must be licensed architects and at least 2/3 of the ownership interest must be held by licensed architects.
  • Firms that perform other professional services, like engineering or land surveying, in addition to architecture may do so if at least 2/3 of their members are licensed architects and closely allied professionals; at least one member is a licensed architect; at least 2/3 of the ownership interest must be held by licensed architects and closely allied professionals; and at least 20% of the ownership interest is held by licensed architects.

Limited Liability Partnerships:

  • All of the members of the LLP must be licensed architects or individuals licensed in a closely related profession.
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

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

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application

Agency Fee:

$100 application fee + $250 license fee if applying during the second year of the renewal period or $500 if applying during the first year of the renewal period.

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

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a New Jersey licensed individual to act as the architect in responsible charge for each office the firm has in New Jersey.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a New Jersey licensed individual to act as the architect in responsible charge for each office the firm has in New Jersey.
  • Ensure that your New Jersey entity meets ownership requirements.
  • Obtain a certified copy of your entity's formation documents from its home state.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. Form your business entity by completing the online form on the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services website.
  2. Obtain a certified copy of your entity's certificate of formation or incorporation to file with your firm license application.
  3. Obtain a copy of the annual report the entity most recently filed with the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services to file with your firm license application.
  4. Apply for a Certificate of Authorization through the State Board of Architects.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Foreign qualify your business entity by completing the online form on the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services website.
  2. Obtain a certified copy of your entity's certificate of authority (document that grants your business the ability to transact business in New Jersey) and a certified copy of your entity's certificate of formation or incorporation from its home state to file with your firm license application.
  3. Obtain a copy of the annual report the entity most recently filed with the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services to file with your firm license application.
  4. Apply for a Certificate of Authorization through the State Board of Architects.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

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

Instructions:

New Jersey Architecture COAs expire every 

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Biennially

Notes:

By January 31 of even-numbered years.

Required Attachments:
  • List of directors, officers, managers, or members of the firm including addresses, license numbers, and ownership share information
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the firm's professional services
  • List of branch office locations
  • A copy of the business entity's Department of Treasury annual report
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 business days of changes.

Notes:

Notify the board of changes via mail on company letterhead.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Reinstatement

Form:

Reinstatement Application for a Certificate of Authorization

Agency Fee:

$800

Fact Checked:11/5/19

New Jersey Landscape Architect License

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Architects
Fact Checked:10/14/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application for Licensure as a Landscape Architect

Agency Fee:

$125 application fee + $80 if applying during an odd-numbered year and $160 if applying during an even-numbered year.

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$160

Due:

By May 31 of even-numbered years.

New Jersey Landscape Architecture Certificate of Authorization

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Architects
Fact Checked:10/10/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for a Certificate of Authorization to Provide or Offer to Provide Landscape Architectural Services

Agency Fee:

$100 application fee + $250 license fee if applying during the second year of the renewal period or $500 if applying during the first year of the renewal period.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:10/10/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

By May 31 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal instructions are emailed 60 days prior to renewal.

Fact Checked:10/10/19

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