Architecture Licensing Compliance Guide

Architecture Licensing Compliance

Nebraska Architecture Industry Licensing

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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.

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Nebraska Architecture Company Licenses

Nebraska Certificate of Authorization (Architecture/Engineering)

Agency:Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects
Law:

NE R.S. § 81-3401 

Eligible Entity Types: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

Tiered fee structure by number of licensees. 1-5: $100 6-10: $200 11-49:$300 50+: $400

Order of Operations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

Tiered fee structure by number of licensees. 1-5: $50 6-10: $150 11-49:$250 50+: $350

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Reinstatement

Notes:

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.

Supplemental Reporting
Application for Electronic Access of Records (Foreign Corporations)

Agency:Nebraska Secretary of State
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

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.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Nebraska Landscape Architecture Firm License

Landscape Architecture Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Nebraska



More information: Nebraska State Board of Landscape Architects

Registration Not Required

Not required



Individual Licenses

Nebraska Individual Architecture Licenses

Nebraska Architect License

Agency:Nebraska Board of Engineers and 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 Nebraska for the first time.

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

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

Agency Fee:

$80

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Nebraska Interior Designer License

Interior Designer licensure is not required on the State level in Nebraska



Registration Not Required

Not required



Nebraska Landscape Architect License

Agency:Nebraska State Board of Landscape Architects

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$300 application fee + $170 license fee after board approval.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$170

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

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.

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