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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 an equivalent, 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: Bachelor's or Master's degree in architecture accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). This is not a complete listing of all educational requirements; please see the application's instruction page for complete information.
  • EXPERIENCE: Completion of the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) Intern Development Program (IDP) or ten 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 an equivalent examination. 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 may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Veterans 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.

  • MORE INFORMATION:

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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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