West Virginia Board of Architects


Please Note

We are a service company that can help you file with the West Virginia Board of Architects. We are not associated with this nor any other government agency. We offer paid services and software to help you file. You are not required to purchase our service to file - you may file directly with this agency without using our service.


Contact Information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 9125
Huntington, WV 25704-0125

Phone: 304-528-5825

Web: Home Name search
Email: lewilex@mail.wvnet.edu

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the West Virginia 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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West Virginia Architect License

Agency:West Virginia 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:Not required
State-specific exam:Not required

Initial Registration

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

Form:From our web site if by reciprocal registration with a0ther state or from the NCARB web site if using the NCARB Blue Cover Transmittal.
Agency Fee:

$400 application fee if going through NCARB. 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 West Virginia.

Agency Fee:

$100 filing fee initially when approved by the board they would pay the rest of the fee $300

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

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

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

West Virginia Architecture Firm License

Not required



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

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: West Virginia Board of Architects
Law:

WV Code § 30-12-1 et seq.

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

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the firm's practice of architecture in West Virginia must be carried out by licensed architects.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the firm's practice of architecture in West Virginia must be carried out by licensed architects.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • All members of a PLLC must be licensed in a professional service performed by the firm.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the firm's practice of architecture in West Virginia must be carried out by licensed architects.

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