Architecture Licensing Compliance Guide
Nebraska Architecture Industry Licensing
Licensing requirements for architecture industry firms and individuals in Nebraska.
This page provides an overview of architecture industry licensing in Nebraska 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.
Nebraska Architecture Company Licenses
Nebraska Certificate of Authorization (Architecture/Engineering)
Tiered fee structure by number of licensees. 1-5: $100 6-10: $200 11-49:$300 50+: $400
|Before you Apply:|
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Renewal forms are mailed a month prior to expiration.
Tiered fee structure by number of licensees. 1-5: $50 6-10: $150 11-49:$250 50+: $350
Biennially from date of issuance.
|Original Ink:||Not required|
Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.
Licenses expired for less than 1 year can renew with no late fees, but licenses expired for more than 1 year cannot be reinstated and the licensee must apply for a new license.
Application for Electronic Access of Records (Foreign Corporations)
|Agency:||Nebraska Secretary of State|
Nebraska Interior Design Firm License
Interior Design Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Nebraska.
Nebraska does not currently license or register interior design businesses.
Nebraska Individual Architecture Licenses
Nebraska Architect License
|Agency:||Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects|
|NCARB Certificate:||Not required|
|Completion of CE/PDH:||Required|
|Additional Experience:||Not required|
This section applies to architects that are applying for a license in Nebraska for the first time.
This section applies to architects licensed in another state that are looking for reciprocal licensure in Nebraska.
This section applies to architects that are already licensed in Nebraska and need to renew their license.
Biennially by December 31. Licensees whose last name begins with the letter A-K renew during odd-numbered years and licensees whose last name begins with the letter L-Z renew during even-numbered years.
Nebraska Interior Designer License
Interior Designer licensure is not required on the State level in Nebraska.
Nebraska Landscape Architect License
|Agency:||Nebraska State Board of Landscape Architects|
$300 application fee + $170 license fee after board approval.
Annually by December 31.
Renewal notices are sent in the mail and should be returned along with the renewal fee.
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.