Applicants for architectural registration must:
The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the sole agency authorized to accredit US professional degree programs in architecture.
To learn more about NAAB, or to see if a particular architecture program is accredited, refer to the NAAB website.
The Architectural Experience Program (AXP), formerly the Intern Development Program (IDP), is a profession-wide, comprehensive internship program that contributes to the development of architects. The program was created to ensure that graduates from architecture programs would acquire the necessary discipline, integrity, judgment, skills and knowledge to practice architecture.
Refer to the NCARB website for more information concerning the AXP.
The Architect Registration Examination (ARE) examines candidates for their knowledge, skills and ability to provide the various services required in the design and construction of buildings.
For more information on the ARE, refer to the NCARB website.
Architects registered to practice in another state may apply for registration by reciprocity. Applicants must:
Military spouses applying for registration should notify board staff immediately. Reciprocity applications from military spouses will be expedited and given priority status. Executive Order 2012-11
IMPORTANT: Completion of the reciprocity process, and issuance of a license, is mandatory before any activities constituting the practice of architecture may begin for projects located in Nevada. Failure to comply with this state law is a misdemeanor and may result in the denial of your registration.
NRS Statute 623.180: No person may practice architecture or use the title of architect; or practice residential design or use the title residential designer; or practice as a registered interior designer or use the title of registered interior designer in this state without having a certificate issued to him or her under the provisions of this chapter.
Temporary certificates of registration to practice architecture are available for the purposes of presenting a proposal for professional services or qualifications. Persons applying for a temporary certificate must be NCARB-certified.
For more information on temporary certificates, see NRS 623.182 or call the board office.
|Application Forms (if sent from the board office)||$ 25|
|Application Processing (registration by examination)||$ 50|
|Application Processing (reciprocal registration)||$300|
|Certificate (one time fee, upon initial registration)||$125|
|Temporary Certificate of Registration||$500|
|Annual Registration (prorated for initial registration in November or December)||$ 90|
|Stamp (registration by examination only)||$ 25|
|Late renewal of an expired certificate within 1 year after expiration (in addition to annual registration fee)||$220|
|Late renewal of a certificate which has been expired for more than 1 year, but not more than 3 years (in addition to annual registration fee)||$300|
|Restoration of a revoked certificate||$300|
|Replacement of a certificate||$ 30|