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All Applications must include the fees and all items noted on the application or checklist for submittal, any incomplete applications or balance owed will result in delaying the process.

You may download Applications and Forms for this Board from the links provided below or they may be obtained by contacting the Division.

Please note these may be filled in on the screen when accessed, but must be printed, notarized, and mailed or hand-delivered to the office with payment. The forms cannot be submitted electronically or faxed. 

If you are a member of the armed forces, an honorably discharged veteran or the spouse of an active member or veteran of the military, you are entitled to certain benefits because of your service. Those benefits may include expedited processing of your application and credit for military training that is relevant to the occupational license/registration for which you are applying. For a full explanation of eligibility and a comprehensive description of benefits available, see Idaho Code 67-9401-9407.

If you have questions, please contact the Division at (208) 334-3233 or


Architect Registration Examination (ARE®)

Effective July 1, 2024, Idaho licensure candidates will not be subject to the five-year rolling clock when taking divisions of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). Instead, candidates will test under NCARB’s new policy.

Score Validity Policy

When Idaho adopts the score validity policy, NCARB will reinstate previously expired, eligible ARE 4.0 and ARE 5.0 divisions and remove the rolling clock for unexpired passed ARE 5.0 divisions for Idaho candidates. Divisions passed in ARE 3.1 or earlier versions will remain expired. Note: These changes may take two to three weeks after the policy goes into effect to appear in your NCARB Record. Explore the Score Validity Policy.

When testing in ARE 5.0, you no longer need to apply for rolling clock extensions for any life events, such as the birth or adoption of a child, serious illness or injury, etc.

Questions? Contact NCARB here.

Please complete your renewal application and payment of fees through the Online Renewal System. There are no additional fees for this service. Documents, if required, may be uploaded when you renew.  If you have questions, please contact or 208-577-2535.

For your license to remain valid, it must be renewed before the expiration date each year. You cannot practice on an expired license.

Active members of the military may be eligible for a waiver of renewal fees and other renewal requirements; see Idaho Code 67-2606

Please note: If you fail to renew your license before its expiration date a reinstatement fee will be required by Idaho Code 67-2614 and cannot be waived. In addition, you may be required to submit continuing education or other required documentation prior to the reinstatement of your license. Licenses that have not been renewed after 5 years will be terminated and a new application and fees will need to be submitted for Board review.

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