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Iowa Architectural Examining Board
200 East Grand, Ste. 350
Des Moines, IA 50309
Telephone 515/725-9021
Fax 515/725-9032

RECIPROCITY:
In lieu of examination, the board may grant registration by reciprocity.

    Applicants must have a current NCARB Certificate.

Applicants who intend to offer services in Iowa prior to acceptance of may do so if the applicant complies with subrule 2.2(2). Download the notice of intent to offer services here.

    Applicants are required to contact NCARB and have a copy of their council certificate record (blue cover) transmitted to the Iowa Board.

http://www.ncarb.org

An Iowa Application can be downloaded here.

The completed Iowa application and check for $200.00 should be mailed directly to the Iowa Board at the address listed on the form NCARB will transmit the certificate record to the Iowa board office.

The $200.00 fee is valid until the next renewal date and is not pro-rated, thus if an applicant applies in May for a registration that should be renewed by June 30, the registration may be valid for less than two months. Individuals whose last name begins A-K renew in even numbered years; L-Z renew in odd numbered years.   

The reciprocal application must be approved by four (4) members of the Board.  Applications are processed by staff on an on-going basis and are not held until the next board meeting.  Approval takes approximately one to two weeks from the date of receipt of both the BLUE COVER and Iowa Application.

If the applicant intends to offer architectural services or practice architecture in Iowa under your firm’s name then your firm must make application to practice as a Business Entity. The form is available on the Board’s Index page under “Business”.

 

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