Texas Board of Architectural Examiners: Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects


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Contact Information

Physical address:
Hobby Building
333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-350
Austin, TX 78701

Mailing address:
TBAE
P.O. Box 12337
Austin, TX 78711

Phone: (512) 305-9000
Fax: (512) 305-8900

Web: Home Company search Individual search
Email: customerservice@tbae.texas.gov

Notes: TBAE is located in Tower 2 of the Hobby Building in downtown Austin, Texas. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners: Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape 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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Texas Architect License

Agency:Texas Board of Architectural Examiners: Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape 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:Not required
State-specific exam:Not required

Initial Registration

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

Form:http://www.tbae.state.tx.us/HowToApply/Architects_RegByExam
Agency Fee:

$100 application fee + $100 exam fee ($25.00 annual record maintenance fee while testing may be required.)

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency Fee:

$150 Reciprocal Application plus $200 Reciprocal Registration fee

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

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

Agency Fee:

$105 resident, $200 Non-resident

Due:

Annually by the last day of the licensee's birth month.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:8/10/19

Texas Business Registration

Agency:Texas Board of Architectural Examiners: Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects
Law:

TX A.C. Title 22 Part 1 Chapter 1 §1.124

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 corporation must appoint a Texas licensed individual to be responsible for each professional service performed by the firm.

Professional Corporations:

  • All shareholders, officers, and directors must be licensed in a professional service performed by the firm.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint a Texas licensed individual to be responsible for each professional service performed by the firm.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • All members and managers must be licensed in a professional service performed by the firm.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint a Texas licensed individual to be responsible for each professional service performed by the firm.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

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

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45

Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • For each professional service performed by the firm, identify a Texas licensed professional, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge.

Foreign Applicants:

  • For each professional service performed by the firm, identify a Texas licensed professional, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section.
  2. Register your firm online with the Board of Architectural Examiners: Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. File foreign qualification documents with the Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section.
  2. Register your firm online with the Board of Architectural Examiners: Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

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

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Annually by date of initial issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Texas Interior Designer Registration

Agency:Texas Board of Architectural Examiners: Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 exam fee + $155 registration fee for residents or $180 registration fee for nonresidents

Fact Checked:11/15/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$105 for residents and $200 for nonresidents

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:11/15/19

Texas Landscape Architect Registration

Agency:Texas Board of Architectural Examiners: Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Active Status Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$105 for Texas residents and $200 for foreign licensees.

Due:

Annually by the last day of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

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