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Architect - State Endorsement Applicant (AR 8)

This application is used by individuals that have a valid license to practice architecture in another state or jurisdiction of the United States, have passed the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) or a predecessor examination, have a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) degree, and have completed an internship.

Application Requirements:
  • DEFINITIONS: Endorsement is licensure of individuals who hold a substantially equivalent license in another state and would like to become licensed in Florida based on their out-of-state license.

  • 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) or two (2) years of experience as a licensed architect in another state or jurisdiction of the United States.
  • 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.
  • OUT OF STATE LICENSE: The applicant must hold a valid license to practice architecture in another state or jurisdiction. Applicants must provide a certification of licensure from the architecture board under which the individual is licensed to practice.
  • LAWS AND RULES: Submit your state or jurisdiction's laws and rules from the year of initial licensure in order to substantiate equivalency to Florida's requirements.

  • 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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