An architect licensed and registered in New York provides services related to the design and construction of buildings and the spaces around them, where the safeguarding of life, health, property, and public welfare is concerned.
To use the title "Architect" in New York State, an individual must be licensed and registered by the New York State Education Department.
To be licensed as an architect in New York State you must:
A New York licensed and registered architect has completed a combination of 12 years of education/experience credit and then passed the 33 1/2 hour national architecture licensing examination. While it is possible to be admitted to that exam on the basis of work experience alone, 90% of New York's architects have a minimum of a four-year bachelor's degree. Many architects also have a Master of Architecture degree.
In 2018, there were 1,108 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 814 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 13, 2020, there were 11,742 registered licenses for this occupation in NYS.
New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Bureau of Comparative Education
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Press 1 then Ext. 300
Fax: (518) 486-2966
Email: mailto:[email protected]
17-1011.00 - Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 11/16/20.
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