Application for Licensure as an Architect
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE THE MISSOURI APPLICATION FORM. NO OTHER FORM OF APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.
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:
- 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.
- 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:
- Favorable EESA Evaluation (this is typically included in the NCARB record);
- Certified copy of original transcript of grades;
- Certified copy of diploma evidencing award of architectural degree;
- If transcript and diploma are not in English, an original official translation of same prepared by U.S. unbiased translation service will be necessary.
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.