Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935

Phone: 608-266-2112

Web: Home Name search Forms

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors 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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Wisconsin Architect License

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Fact Checked:8/11/19
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Not required
NCARB IDP:Not required
Additional Experience:Not required
State-specific exam:Not required

Initial Registration

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

Form:Application for Architect Registration
Agency Fee:

$90 ($75 initial credential fee & $15 administration fee) paid with exam application.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency Fee:

$82

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

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

Agency Fee:

$82

Due:

By July 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Wisconsin Certificate of Authorization

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors
Law:

WI Stat. § 443.08

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Service Corporations
  • Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint a Wisconsin licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in Wisconsin.

Service Corporations:

  • All shareholders, officers, and directors must be licensed individuals.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint a Wisconsin licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in Wisconsin.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint a Wisconsin licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in Wisconsin.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Certificate of Authorization

Agency Fee:

$68

Notes:
  • You may file with the Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Professional Land Surveyors and the Department of Financial Institutions concurrently.
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • For each of the firm's professional services, identify a Wisconsin licensed design professional to act as the individual in responsible charge in Wisconsin.

Foreign Applicants:

  • For each of the firm's professional services, identify a Wisconsin licensed design professional to act as the individual in responsible charge in Wisconsin.
  • 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 entity formation documents with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section.
  2. File an Application for Certificate of Authorization with the Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Determine whether or not your entity will need to foreign qualify in Wisconsin. If not required, skip to step 3.
  2. File foreign qualification documents with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section.
  3. File an Application for Certificate of Authorization with the Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

FM929 Report of Renewal Information for COA

Instructions:

 

File payment online

Complete FM929 and fax form once it is signed

Filing Method:
  1. Online
  2. Complete FM929 and send by fax
Agency Fee:

$68

Due:

By January 31 of even-numbered years.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Required Attachments:
  • List of directors, officers, managers, or members of the firm including addresses
  • Sealed certificate pages for each licensee employed by the firm which also specifies which licensees act as the responsible licensee
  • List of branch office locations including licensee in responsible charge
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Wisconsin Engineer-in-Training Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Engineer-in-Training Certification

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Wisconsin Interior Designer Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Interior Designer Registration

Agency Fee:

$59

Fact Checked:11/15/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$59

Due:

By July 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:11/15/19

Wisconsin Land Surveying License

Not required



Land Surveying Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Wisconsin.

Firm licenses are not issued at the state level, however, a licensed individual must oversee all surveying work. Firms should consult board rules and state statutes before doing business.

More information: Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors
Eligible Entity Types:

Wisconsin allows surveying firms to practice under most entity types, including corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and service corporations. Wisconsin does not recognize the PC or PLLC entity type but allows professional service firms to form 'service corporations'.

Wisconsin Landscape Architect Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Exam Application

Form:

Form 2187: Application for Landscape Architect Examination

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Form 2088: Application for Landscape Architect Registration

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$82

Due:

By July 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Wisconsin Landscape Architecture Firm License

Not required



Landscape Architecture Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Wisconsin.

More information: Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors

Wisconsin Professional Engineer License

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

All seals and stamps on plans, drawings, documents, specifications, and reports to be filed as public documents shall be signed and dated by the registered professional in one of the following manners:

  1. In a permanent ink contrasting with the seal and the background.
  2. Utilizing an electronic signature, meeting the requirements of ch. 137, Stats., a security procedure is used and if permitted by the governmental unit that is to receive the plans, drawings, documents, specifications, and reports. A scanned image of an original signature shall not be used in lieu of an electronic signature with a security procedure as found in s. 137.11 (13), Stats.

Wisconsin Admin Rules Ch. A-E 2.02

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

All seals or stamps affixed to plans, drawings, documents, specifications, and reports to be filed as public documents shall be original. No stickers shall be allowed. Seals or stamps may be applied by crimp type, rubber stamp or by electronic means provided the electronic seal or stamp meets the requirements of ch. 137, Stats., a security procedure is used, and electronic submissions are permitted by the governmental unit that is to receive the plans, drawings, documents, specifications, and reports.

Wisconsin Admin Rules Ch. A-E 2.02

Fact Checked:5/14/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Professional Engineer Registration

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:5/20/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$82

Due:

By July 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/20/21

Wisconsin Professional Land Surveyor License

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Form 461: Application for Professional Land Surveyor Licensure

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$82

Due:

By January 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

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