Architecture Licensing Compliance Guide

Architecture Licensing Compliance

Indiana Architecture Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for architecture industry firms and individuals in Indiana.

This page provides an overview of architecture industry licensing in Indiana 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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Indiana Architecture Company Licenses

Indiana Architecture Firm License

Not required



Indiana does not issue firm licenses at the state level and no longer requires professional corporations to obtain a certificate of registration before incorporating.

More information: Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects

Registration Not Required

Not required



Indiana Landscape Architecture Firm License

Not required



More information: Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects

Registration Not Required

Not required



Individual Licenses

Indiana Individual Architecture Licenses

Idaho Application for Landscape Architect Registration

Agency:Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$170

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$120

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Indiana Architect License

Agency:Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects
NCARB Certificate: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Completion of CE/PDH: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Interview: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
NAAB-accredited degree: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
NCARB IDP: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Additional Experience: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
State-specific exam: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

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

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$170 application / exam fee

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency fee:

$220

Registration Renewal

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

Agency fee:

$120

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Indiana Interior Designer Registration

Agency:Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Interior Design Registry

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

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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