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Oregon Architect License

If you want to work as an architect in the State of Oregon you need to earn your license first. This article contains a step-by-step guide to get an Oregon architect license.

How do I become an architect in Oregon?

Each of the States requires the architects to obtain their licenses. To become an architect in Oregon, you need to complete the following requirements:

  • Earn the professional degree from a National Architectural Board
  • Pass the paid Intern Development Program
  • Complete the Registration Exam
  • Complete the State-administered Jurisprudence Exam

It is illegal to work as an architect without having a license. You need to have a degree in architecture, years of practice, and pass the required exam.

What must an architect pass to become certified in Oregon?

To become a registered architect by the examination the applicant must follow the steps below:

  • Complete the application form of Registration by Examination
  • Pay the required charges

Present the official documents which prove that you have the following qualifications:

  • A professional degree in the architecture field
  • Completion of Architectural Registration Exam
  • Completion of architectural experience exam

After that the Oregon State Board of Architect Examiners may require an oral interview. And in case of the need for the interview, you will get a notification beforehand.

You should give all the needed documentation. After that you will be issued a registration certificate. And if your application is not completed within 12 months then you should apply as a new applicant.

To become a registered architect by reciprocity you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Submit the Application form as a beginning of the licensing process
  • Pay the needed charges
  • Pass the Jurisprudence Exam
  • Provide all the needed documents. These include an active certificate by the Registration Boards
  • Submit official documentary evidence
  • Submit professional degree in architecture
  • Pass the Registration Exam, which helps you to save time
  • Complete the Architectural Experience Program that will help you to obtain some experience before working as an architect
  • Complete two years of architecture practice

The Board may require an oral interview of any reciprocity applicant to confirm some points. You will be notified in that case.

After successful completion, you will get a certificate.

If the application is not completed within 12 months of the date of the original document, then you must apply as a new applicant.

You must consider renewing the license by submitting for 12-hours of continuing education and paying a renewal fee online, that is $200.

Do architects need a business license in Oregon?

To start an architecture firm you need to gain the necessary permits and licenses. Consider, that if you fail to earn the required licenses, then it can cause the closure of your business.

These types of legal requirements vary from state to state. But architectural firms should employ a certain number of licensed architects. And at least one of which should be licensed within the State.

For the initial registration, you need to pay the agency fee, which is $100. The process requires notarization. You need to confirm the company name attentively. And it must include the surname of any person related to the practice of architecture. There are also other requirements for naming your company.

You should submit the application by presenting the documents mentioned below:

  • Entity formation documents
  • A certificate of existence from the Secretary of State with your license application
  • Architectural Firm application.

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