Application Forms

Application for Licensure as an Architect


    Prior to completing an application, we recommend that you carefully read all instructions.

    It is the applicant's responsibility to download the complete application form.

    Your application must be typewritten.

    Incomplete applications or applications submitted on forms other than the forms provided by the Board will not be processed. Applicants must provide all requested information and/or documents as indicated.

    Apply by one of the following methods:

    1. By Written Examination - NAAB Accredited Degree, NCARB Certified IDP Record and Completion of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®).

      IMPORTANT: If you are applying by this method, you must complete the ARE prior to requesting that NCARB forward your certified IDP record to the Missouri Board. The IDP record must include the ARE® scores.

    2. By Comity, with NCARB Certificate.

      If you were initially licensed in another state and are applying for licensure in Missouri by comity, per Board Rule 20 CSR 2030-4-060 your application must be accompanied by a NCARB Certificate

    Foreign graduates will be required to also submit the following:

    Application filing fees are non-refundable. Prior to submitting your application, please be sure you have met the minimum requirements (Refer to Instructions for completion of application form as well as the Statutes and Board Rules.) If you have any questions, contact the Board office, (573) 751-0047.

    We do not accept applications by fax or e-mail. Applications must reflect your original signature and be notarized.

    Missouri does not offer temporary registration.

    It is your responsibility to keep a copy of the application for your files.

    An application pending review will be retained for a period of one year from the date it was originally filed.

    NCARB records are retained for a period of one year from the date of receipt.

    Upon receipt of a completed application, it typically takes 30 - 60 days for processing pending the volume of applications awaiting review and receipt of NCARB documents. Processing time varies and a specific licensure date cannot be projected.

    If licensure is granted, your initial license will be valid until December 31 of the current year. Refer to Statute 327.171RSMo as well as Board Rules 20 CSR 2030-11.010 and 20 CSR 2030-11.025 regarding renewal of your license.

    Application for Licensure by Examination - Form 375-0137 (Initial Licensure by Completion of IDP & ARE®)
    Application for Licensure by Comity with NCARB Certificate - Form 375-0315

    Updated 05/14/2014