308-12-028 - What is the application process for initial licensure as an architect?

308-12-028. What is the application process for initial licensure as an architect?

(1) If you have an NAAB accredited architectural degree, or are enrolled in an IPAL program:

(a) Contact NCARB to register for the AXP and the ARE. You will pay the fees for examination and reexamination directly to NCARB.

(b) When you have finished the AXP and the ARE:

(i) Have NCARB transmit your council record directly to the board office, showing evidence of your qualifications, and successful completion of the AXP and the ARE.

(ii) Complete the board's official application form with the application fee and initial license fee and submit it to the board office. The application fee is not refundable.

(iii) Satisfactorily complete the Washington state law review exam.

(2) If you do not have an accredited architectural degree:

(a) Complete the board's official application form with the application fee and submit it to the board office. The application fee is not refundable.

(b) Contact NCARB to register for the AXP and the ARE. You will pay the fees for examination and reexamina-tion directly to NCARB.

(c) Using the board's application forms, have the licensed architects who have reviewed your practical work experience provide verification of your experience directly to the board office.

(d) If applicable, have your college or university submit, directly to the board office, official sealed transcript(s) showing any applicable courses you have taken.

(e) Once you successfully complete all education/experience requirements, the AXP and the ARE have NCARB transmit your council record directly to the board office.

(f) Submit the initial license fee to the board office.

(g) Satisfactorily complete the Washington state law review exam.

(Amended by WSR 21-01-127, Filed 12/15/2020, effective 1/15/2021)

Statutory Authority: RCW 18.08.340 and 43.24.086. 11-11-019, ยง 308-12-028, filed 5/9/11, effective 7/1/11.

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