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Architecture Firm Licensure
This form should be used to form one of the following entities:
A new North Carolina Professional Corporation to practice architecture (P.C., P.A., Inc.). Note that at least one incorporator must be a North Carolina licensed architect.
A new North Carolina Professional Limited Liability Company to practice architecture (P.L.L.C.) Note that at least one organizer must be a North Carolina licensed architect.
A firm license for an out of state architectural corporation (P.C., P.A. Inc.)
A firm license for an out of state architectural company (L.L.C., P.L.L.C.)
Architecture Limited Liability partnership
The Board of Architecture and Registered Interior Designers does not license Limited Liability Partnerships, however, the LLP must apply for approval to practice in this State.
This form should be used to apply for LLP approval.
Architecture Firm Name Change
Use this form to change an architecture firm name
Questions regarding firm licensure should be directed to Tyler Barrick at email@example.com
Individual Architect Licensure
Licensure by Reciprocity – Must have NCARB certification and current licensure in another State to use this form Online or submit a PAPER form. Please note you must contact NCARB separately and have them submit a copy of your certified record to the North Carolina Board of Architecture. DO NOT USE THIS FORM IF YOU ARE AN EXAM CANDIDATE. YOUR FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. SEE ‘LICENSURE BY EXAM’ SECTION BELOW.
emeritus application – Emeritus Status is reserved for individuals who have completely retired from the practice of architecture – you may not offer or render any services and you may not be currently licensed in any jurisdiction. Upon approval of Emeritus Status, you may only use the title Architect Emeritus.
LICENSure to practice architecture by exam
To become eligible to take the Exam for licensure North Carolina, contact NCARB directly. In order to qualify to take the exam for NC you must have a NAAB accredited degree and an active NCARB record. NCARB will notify you of your eligibility status and send scores directly to you.
Once you have completed all North Carolina requirements for licensure by exam, contact NCARB and direct them to transmit your completed AXP record to the North Carolina Board of Architecture & Registered Interior Designers for review. North Carolina will also accept candidates via the NCARB Approved IPAL program. Upon receipt of your completed NCARB AXP, the Board of Architecture will contact you with further instructions. DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY FORMS OR SEND FEES UNTIL YOU ARE DIRECTED TO DO SO, YOU WILL NOT BE REFUNDED FEES IF YOU SEND THE INCORRECT APPLICATION.
Questions regarding licensure by exam may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Note that Fees are NOT refundable.***