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PDFWAC 308-12-055

What is the application process if I am already licensed?

(1) If you are currently licensed and have an NCARB certificate:
(a) Complete the board's official application form and submit it to the board office with the reciprocity application fee and the initial license fee. The application fee is not refundable.
(b) Have NCARB transmit evidence of your certification directly to the Washington board office.
(c) Complete a review of Washington's laws and rules relating to the practice of architecture.
(2) If you are licensed in an NCARB-recognized jurisdiction and don't have an NCARB certificate:
(a) Complete the board's official application form and submit it to the board office with the reciprocity application fee and the initial license fee. The application fee is not refundable.
(b) Request certification be sent directly from the issuing jurisdiction to the Washington board office, verifying you have successfully passed the ARE, and:
(i) Have held an active license for nine or more years; or
(ii) Have held an active license for less than nine years and have one or more of the following:
(A) An NAAB-degree and have completed IDP, as shown by your IDP record sent directly to the Washington board office from NCARB;
(B) A combination of education and experience, as shown by:
(I) An official sealed transcript showing any applicable courses you have taken from a community college, technical college, or university. The transcript must be sent directly from the college or university to the board office; and
(II) Verification of practical architectural work experience, on the board's application forms, completely by licensed architects who have reviewed your practical work experience and sent directly to the board office.
(3) Complete a review of Washington's laws and rules relating to the practice of architecture.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.08.340 and 43.24.086. WSR 11-11-019, ยง 308-12-055, filed 5/9/11, effective 7/1/11.]
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