Ohio Architects Board


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Contact Information

Physical address:
77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6108

Phone: (614) 466-2316

Web: Home Name search Forms

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Ohio Architects Board 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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Ohio Architect License

Agency:Ohio Architects Board
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:Not required
State-specific exam:Not required

Initial Registration

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

Form:http://www.arc.ohio.gov/FormsandApplications.aspx
Agency Fee:

$50 exam fee. No application fee.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency Fee:

$250

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

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

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Ohio Architecture Certificate of Authorization

Agency:Ohio Architects Board
Law:

OH R.C. § 4703.18

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Associations
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • More than 1/2 of the shareholders and directors of the corporation must be licensed design professionals.
  • At least one of the directors must be an Ohio licensed architect.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • More than 1/2 of the members and managers of the LLC must be licensed design professionals.
  • At least one of the members or managers must be an Ohio licensed architect.

Partnerships:

  • More than 1/2 of the partners must be licensed design professionals.
  • At least one of the partners must be an Ohio licensed architect.

Professional Associations:

  • All of the incorporators and officers must be licensed individuals.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

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

Filing Method:

Firms can apply online but must also submit a Firm Ownership Spreadsheet with the online application.

Agency Fee:

$125

Notarize:Required
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Ensure that your business entity will meet ownership requirements.
  • Identify an Ohio licensed architect to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in Ohio.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Ensure that your Ohio entity will meet ownership requirements.
  • Identify an Ohio licensed architect to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in Ohio.
  • 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 90 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the Ohio Secretary of State.
  2. Create an online account and complete the firm registration through the Ohio Architects Board. You will be asked to submit a full list of the firm's owners and a copy of the certificate/registration to do business in Ohio from the Ohio Secretary of State.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. File foreign qualification documents with the Ohio Secretary of State.
  2. Create an online account and complete the firm registration through the Ohio Architects Board. You will be asked to submit a full list of the firm's owners and a copy of the certificate/registration to do business in Ohio from the Ohio Secretary of State.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

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

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Required Attachments:
  • List of directors, officers, managers, or members of the firm including addresses
  • Firm ownership attachment detailing 100% of the firm's ownership
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the firm's professional services
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Notes:

Notify the board in writing with any changes. A change of firm name requires that you reapply and pay the $125 fee registration fee

Fact Checked:11/5/19

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