Architecture Licensing Compliance Guide

Architecture Licensing Compliance

Nevada Architecture Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for architecture industry firms and individuals in Nevada.

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

Nevada Firm Registration

Agency:Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design
Law:

 NRS § 623.180 et seq.

Initial Registration

This section applies to architectural firms that are applying for a license in Nevada for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$425. The fee is reduced to $300 if the firm is made up of only Nevada registrants.

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Renewal Not Required

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

Not required



Firm registrations do not need to be renewed, however, changes to firm information should be reported to the board.

Amendment
Change of Name, Ownership, or Entity Structure

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Amendment
Change of Address

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Nevada Landscape Architecture Firm License

Not required



More information: Nevada State Board of Landscape Architecture

Registration Not Required

Not required



Individual Licenses

Nevada Individual Architecture Licenses

Nevada Architect License

Agency:Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design
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 Nevada for the first time.

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150 registration/renewal fee and $125 one-time fee to process the wall certificate application fee + $50 exam fee

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency fee:

$300

Notes:Reciprocal applicants must pass the open book jurisprudence examination on Nevada laws and regulations.

Registration Renewal

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

Agency fee:

$150

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Nevada Interior Designer Registration

Agency:Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100 examination fee + $125 certificate fee

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Nevada Landscape Architect Registration

Agency:Nevada State Board of Landscape Architecture

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$175 application fee + $75 Nevada exam fee

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$200

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Nevada Residential Designer Registration

Agency:Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$300 examination fee + $125 certificate fee

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150

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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