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Architect - Initial Licensure by Examination / NCARB Direct Registration (AR 1)

This application is used by individuals that have graduated from a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited architectural program or the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) accredited architectural program, have completed the National Council of Architectural Registration Board's (NCARB) Intern Development Program (IDP), and have passed all sections of the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE). If the Florida Board authorized you as an examination candidate prior to July 1, 2012 and you are currently taking the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE) do not complete this application.

Application Requirements:
  • NCARB COUNCIL RECORD: Contact the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at 202.783.6500 or and request that they transmit or post your NCARB Council Record to the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design. Your council record will contain your education, intern development program, and examination grades.
  • FOREIGN EDUCATION: This section does not apply to CACB applicants. Foreign educated applicants must have an education evaluation provided through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Foreign education must be equivalent to the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) degree. If the foreign education is equivalent, NCARB will certify same in your Council Record. If the foreign education is not equivalent, the applicant may be required to complete additional education. For more information contact NCARB at 202.783.6500 or

  • FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. If applying online, you can pay with a credit card or electronic check. If mailing your application, please include a check payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Military Services page for more information.
  • APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the "Online Services" link or the "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.

If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or use our convenient contact form.

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