Oklahoma Architecture License

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Licensing requirements for Oklahoma architects and firms.

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

Oklahoma Certificate of Authority

Agency:Oklahoma Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, and Registered Interior Designers
Law:

OAC 55:10 Subchapter 13 et seq.

Ownership Requirements:

At least a director or officer of the corporation must be a licensed architect.

Initial Registration

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

Form:

Application for Certificate of Authority

Agency fee:

$325

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

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

Form:

Certificate of Authority Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$325

Due:

Biennially by June 30 of odd numbered years.

Reinstatement

Form:

Certificate of Authority Reinstatement Application

Agency fee:

$225 reinstatement fee + $325 renewal fee.

Notes:

Licenses that have been expired for longer than 3 years cannot be reinstated and the licensee should instead apply for a new license.

Oklahoma Landscape Architecture Certificate of Authority

More Information:

https://www.ok.gov/Architects/Forms_Applications/index.html

Agency:Oklahoma Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, and Registered Interior Designers

Individual Licenses

Oklahoma Individual Architecture Licenses

Oklahoma Architect License

Agency:Oklahoma Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, and Registered Interior Designers
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Not required
NCARB IDP:Required
Additional Experience:Required
State-specific exam:Required

Initial Registration

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

Form:http://www.ok.gov/architects
Agency fee:

$100.00 application fee + $50.00 exam fee

Reciprocal Registration

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

Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

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

Agency fee:

$325

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Oklahoma Landscape Architect License

Agency:Oklahoma Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, and Registered Interior Designers

Initial Registration

Form:

Landscape Architect Candidate Application

Agency fee:

$50 application fee + $325 license fee due after board approval.

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$325

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

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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