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Architecture Certificate of Authorization, aka Business License - Partnership (AR 5)

This application is used for businesses that offer architectural services through a business name/entity. The business is issued a license known as a certificate of authorization. To obtain the business license the business must have an officer that is a Florida licensed architect. Important Information: Florida Statutes strictly prohibit the offering or solicitation of architectural business prior to licensure by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).

Application Requirements:
 
  • BUSINESS REGISTRATION: Registration with the Department of State, Division of Corporations including Articles of Incorporation or Organization. For more information visit the Department of State.

  • BUSINESS OFFICER: Florida-licensed architect must be a principal officer of the company to qualify the business.

    • A principal officer as defined and registered with the Department of State, Division of Corporations www.sunbiz.org; or
    • Any other officer who has management responsibilities in the business entity, as documented by the charter or by-laws.
  • SUPERVISORY CONTROL: Florida-licensed architect must be in responsible supervisory control of all business offices including branch offices.
  • 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.
  • APPLICATION: Complete the Application for Certificate of Authorization for Architecture.
  • MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about this profession (use the back button or arrow to return to this 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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