Arkansas Architecture License

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Licensing requirements for Arkansas architects and firms.

This page provides an overview of architecture licensing in Arkansas for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Arkansas Architecture Company Licenses

Arkansas Certificate of Authorization (Architecture)

Agency:Arkansas State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects & Interior Designers
Law:

Ark Code Ann. § 17-15-311 et seq.

Ownership Requirements:

Two-thirds (2/3) of the partners, if a partnership, or two-thirds (2/3) of the directors, if a corporation, must be registered under the laws of any state to practice architecture or engineering.

Initial Registration

This section applies to architectural firms that are applying for a license in Arkansas 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 Initial Application

Agency fee:

$250

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

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

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Annual Renewal Application

Agency fee:

$250

Due:

Annually by January 31.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required

Amendment

Form:

Change of Address/Contact Form

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Notify the board within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Reinstatement

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Reinstatement Application

Agency fee:

Renewal fees plus $50 per month for the first 3 months after expiration. Penalty fees are capped at $250 per year for a maximum expiration period of 3 years.

Notes:

After three years, expired certificates are revoked and the license holder must reapply for a certificate.

Arkansas Landscape Architecture Firm License

Not required



More information: Arkansas State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects & Interior Designers

Individual Licenses

Arkansas Individual Architecture Licenses

Arkansas Architect License

Agency:Arkansas State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects & Interior Designers
NCARB Certificate:Required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
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 Arkansas for the first time.

Form:

http://www.asbalaid.arkansas.gov/forms

Agency fee:

$250 application fee

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

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

Agency fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by July 31.

Arkansas Landscape Architect License

Agency:Arkansas State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects & Interior Designers

Learn about architecture licensing in other states:

ARE (Architect Registration Examination) - Assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required to be a practicing architect.

AXP (Architectural Experience Program) - NCARB program for architectural internship, a requirement for licensure that occurs after filling the educational requirements.

BEFA (Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect) - An alternative NCARB certification that allows foreign architects to independently practice architecture.

COA (Certificate of Authorization) - The most common name of the registration required for firms to practice architecture in a given state.

Design Firm - Architectural firm registration is sometimes grouped with engineering and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.

NCARB Certification - Licensed architects have the option to become Certificate holders to signify that they have met national standards established by U.S. licensing boards for protecting public health, safety, and welfare. Certification also facilitates reciprocal registration in all 54 jurisdictions, 11 Canadian jurisdictions, and can be used to support an application for licensure in other countries.

Reciprocity - This is when a licensed architect in one state can provide documentation (often a NCARB certificate) to more easily apply for licensure in another jurisdiction.

State Board - Often referred to as the State Architects Licensure Board or Board of Architects, an individual state’s board serves as the regulatory authority for architects. The board qualifies and licenses individuals seeking architectural licensure. The board is responsible for preserving the public health, safety, and welfare of individuals who occupy built environments.

National Architecture Accrediting Board
NAAB establishes criteria for and accredits professional architecture degree programs in the United States.

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
AIAS is an independent, student-run group that promotes excellence in architecture education, training, and practice.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA is a voluntary professional organization for architects providing advocacy, information, and community.

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
ACSA represents architectural education programs across the globe.

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
NCARB is the national organization representing the state registration boards.

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