Delaware Architecture License
Licensing requirements for Delaware architects and firms.
This page provides an overview of architecture licensing in Delaware 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.
Delaware Architecture Company Licenses
Delaware Certificate of Authorization (Architecture)
This section applies to architectural firms that are applying for a license in Delaware for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.
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This section applies to architectural firms that are already licensed in Delaware and need to renew their license.
Directions for renewal will be sent several weeks before expiration.
You are notified of the amount of the renewal fee at the time of renewal.
By January 31 of even-numbered years.
Notify the board within 30 days of the effective date of the change.
The reinstatement fee is twice the amount of the renewal fee.
Certificates can be reinstated for up to four months after the expiration date. Licenses that are not reinstated within the four month period will terminate and the license holder will need to reapply for a license.
Delaware Landscape Architecture Certificate of Authorization
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Delaware Individual Architecture Licenses
Delaware Architect License
This section applies to architects that are applying for a license in Delaware for the first time.
$119 application fee + $119 exam fee. Applicants may be asked to submit updated applications depending on the time needed to pass the ARE (additional fees may be required).
This section applies to architects licensed in another state that are looking for reciprocal licensure in Delaware.
This section applies to architects that are already licensed in Delaware and need to renew their license.
By January 31 of even-numbered years.
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.