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Architect - Direct Endorsement Applicant (AR 8)

This application is used by individuals that are not licensed in any state or jurisdiction but have passed the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE), completed National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) internship or equivalent, and have a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) degree. This application can be used by individuals that were previously licensed in Florida but the license is null and void. 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:
  • EDUCATION: A minimum five-year professional Bachelor's or Master's degree in architecture accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Visit for a current list of accredited programs or the NAAB Historical list.
  • EXPERIENCE: Completion of the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) Intern Development Program (IDP).
  • EXAMINATION: Proof of passing the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) or a predecessor examination. Florida does not accept examinations with exempted portions by means of education and/or experience. Applicants must provide a certification of examination grades from the architecture board under which the individual tested.
  • 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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