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Architect - NCARB Certified Endorsement Applicant (AR 6)

This application is used by individuals that have the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certification, have passed the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) or predecessor exam, and have a valid license to practice architecture in another state or jurisdiction of the United States. Pursuant to Section 481.213, Florida Statutes, all endorsement applicants must complete two (2) hours of board approved education on wind mitigation techniques.

Application Requirements:
 
  • NCARB COUNCIL RECORD: Submit your National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Council Record to the department. Contact NCARB to request that your NCARB "Blue Cover" certification be posted or transmitted to Florida. The NCARB certification must contain proof of passing the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE) or predecessor examination. Florida does not recognize the Mutual Recognition Agreement between NCARB and the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA).
  • EXAMINATION: Proof of passing the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) or predecessor examination. Florida does not accept examinations with exempted portions by means of education and/or experience OR the alternate path to the examination requirements through NCARB Handbook for Interns and Architects. Florida does not accept the Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC).
  • OUT OF STATE LICENSE: The applicant must hold a valid license to practice architecture in another state or jurisdiction of the United States.
  • PRE-LICENSURE EDUCATION: Submit certificate(s) of completion of two (2) hours of board approved education on wind mitigation techniques.

  • 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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