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Licensing requirements for architecture industry firms and individuals in Oklahoma.

This page provides an overview of architecture industry 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 Architecture Certificate of Authority

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

OK Stat. § 59-46.9

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Professional Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Limited Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • At least one of the officers, directors, or principals must be an Oklahoma licensed architect.

Professional Corporations:

  • All incorporators and shareholders must be licensed in a professional service provided by the firm. 

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least one of the members or managers must be an Oklahoma licensed architect.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • All members and managers must be licensed in a professional service provided by the firm.

Partnerships:

  • At least one of the partners must be an Oklahoma licensed architect.

Professional Limited Partnerships:

  • All partners must be licensed in a professional service provided by the firm.

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.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$325

Notarize:Not required
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Ensure that your business entity will meet ownership requirements.
  • Identify an Oklahoma licensed architect to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in Oklahoma.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Ensure that your Oklahoma entity will meet ownership requirements.
  • Identify an Oklahoma licensed architect to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in Oklahoma.
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state (to be filed during the foreign qualification process). The certificate cannot be more than 60 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
  • Obtain a copy of your home state entity formation documents to submit with the license application.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. Have the firm's licensed professional of record log into their License Portal profile and fill out the online Certificate of Authority application.
  2. File entity formation documents with the Oklahoma Secretary of State - Business Filing Department.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Have the firm's licensed professional of record log into their License Portal profile and fill out the online Certificate of Authority application.
  2. File foreign qualification documents with the Oklahoma Secretary of State - Business Filing Department.
Required Attachments:
  • Articles, organizational agreements or documents establishing the legal business entity
  • Current good standing certification from the firm’s base state’s Secretary of State. (If the firm’s base state is Oklahoma, please disregard, as a Certificate of Authority from this Board is required before filing with the Secretary of State.)
  • A list of the members, managers, officers, partners, or other managing agents of the legal entity with license types, license numbers, and states of licensure/registration—preferably on firm letterhead.
  • A list of office locations with street address, city, state, and zip code.
  • An affidavit for each Professional of Record

Registration Renewal

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

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$325

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years. Renewals may be filed as early as 90 days prior to the expiration date.

Notes:

Renewal notices are emailed approximately 90 days prior to expiration to the email address on file with the Board office.

Required Attachments:
  • List of directors, officers, managers, or members of the firm including addresses
  • List of licensees employed by the firm
  • List of all surnames used in the firm's name including license number of status of license
  • List of branch office locations

Amendment

Form:

Notice of Change/Revision Request Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Changes to partners, directors, officers, members, managers, principals, and other persons listed as being responsible for the entity's practice must be reported within 30 days after the effective date of said change.

Law:

OK Stat. § 59-46.9

Reinstatement

Form:

Firm Reinstatement Form

Agency Fee:

$350 renewal fee + $25 late fee + $200 reinstatement fee + $25 processing 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 Interior Design Certificate of Title

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

OK Stat. § 59-46.9

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$325

Required Attachments:
  • Articles, organizational agreements or documents establishing the legal business entity
  • Current good standing certification from the firm’s base state’s Secretary of State. (If the firm’s base state is Oklahoma, please disregard, as a Certificate of Authority from this Board is required before filing with the Secretary of State.)
  • A list of the members, managers, officers, partners, or other managing agents of the legal entity with license types, license numbers, and states of licensure/registration—preferably on firm letterhead.
  • A list of office locations with street address, city, state, and zip code.
  • An affidavit for each Professional of Record

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$325

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years. Renewals may be filed as early as 90 days prior to the expiration date.

Notes:

Renewal notices are emailed approximately 90 days prior to expiration to the email address on file with the Board office.

Required Attachments:
  • List of directors, officers, managers, or members of the firm including addresses
  • List of licensees employed by the firm
  • List of all surnames used in the firm's name including license number of status of license
  • List of branch office locations

Amendment

Form:

Notice of Change/Revision Request Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Changes to partners, directors, officers, members, managers, principals, and other persons listed as being responsible for the entity's practice must be reported within 30 days after the effective date of said change.

Law:

OK Stat. § 59-46.9

Reinstatement

Form:

Firm Reinstatement Form

Agency Fee:

$350 renewal fee + $25 late fee + $200 reinstatement fee + $25 processing 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

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

OK Stat. § 59-46.9

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$325

Notarize:Required
Required Attachments:
  • Articles, organizational agreements or documents establishing the legal business entity
  • Current good standing certification from the firm’s base state’s Secretary of State. (If the firm’s base state is Oklahoma, please disregard, as a Certificate of Authority from this Board is required before filing with the Secretary of State.)
  • A list of the members, managers, officers, partners, or other managing agents of the legal entity with license types, license numbers, and states of licensure/registration—preferably on firm letterhead.
  • A list of office locations with street address, city, state, and zip code.
  • An affidavit for each Professional of Record

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$325

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years. Renewals may be filed as early as 90 days prior to the expiration date.

Notes:

Renewal notices are emailed approximately 90 days prior to expiration to the email address on file with the Board office.

Required Attachments:
  • List of directors, officers, managers, or members of the firm including addresses
  • List of licensees employed by the firm
  • List of all surnames used in the firm's name including license number of status of license
  • List of branch office locations

Amendment

Form:

Notice of Change/Revision Request Form

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Changes to partners, directors, officers, members, managers, principals, and other persons listed as being responsible for the entity's practice must be reported within 30 days after the effective date of said change.

Law:

OK Stat. § 59-46.9

Reinstatement

Form:

Firm Reinstatement Form

Agency Fee:

$350 renewal fee + $25 late fee + $200 reinstatement fee + $25 processing 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.

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.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$325

Reciprocal Registration

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

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 application fee + $325 licensing fee

Registration Renewal

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

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$325

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Oklahoma Interior Designer Registration

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$325

Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

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

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$325

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$325

Due:

By June 30 of 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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