Kansas Architecture Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for architecture industry firms and individuals in Kansas.

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

Kansas Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity (Architecture)

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
Law:

K.S.A. 74-7009 et seq.

Ownership Requirements:

One or more of the principals must be licensed to practice architecture and be a regular employee and active participant in the business entity.

Initial Registration

This section applies to architectural firms that are applying for a license in Kansas 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 for Business Entity - Application

Agency fee:

$170

Registration Renewal

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

Form:

Business Entity Renewal Form

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$95

Due:

Business entities with names beginning with A-L renew by December 31 in even numbered years; M-Z renew by December 31 in odd numbered years.

Amendment

Form:

Address Change Request Form

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Amendment

Form:

Principal in Repsonsible Charge Change Form

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Kansas Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity (Landscape Architecture)

More Information:

https://www.ksbtp.ks.gov/professions/business-entities

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business Entity Renewal Form

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$95

Due:

Business entities with names beginning with A-L renew by December 31 in even numbered years; M-Z renew by December 31 in odd numbered years.

Individual Licenses

Kansas Individual Architecture Licenses

Kansas Architect License

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
NCARB Certificate:Required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Required
NCARB IDP:Required
Additional Experience:Required
State-specific exam:Not required

Initial Registration

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

Form:http://www.ksbtp.ks.gov
Agency fee:

$60 application fee + $60 exam fee

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

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

Agency fee:

$60

Due:

Biennially by June 30. Licensees whose last name begins with the letter A-L renew during even-numbered years and licensees whose last name begins with the letter M-Z renew during odd-numbered years.

Kansas Landscape Architect License

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

Initial Registration

Form:

Landscape Architect by Exam Application

Agency fee:

$60

Notes:

There are separate fees for the exams.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$70

Due:

Biennially by December 31. Licensees with last names beginning with A through L must renew their license in even-numbered years. Those with last names beginning with letters M through Z must renew their license in odd-numbered years.

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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