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.
Any use of the title "Architect" within New York State requires licensure. To use that license to practice, you must also be registered in New York State.
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 2016, there were 1004 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2017, there were 1080 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2018, there were 19,243 active licenses for this occupation.
New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Press 1 then Ext. 250
Fax: (518) 402-5354 (fax)
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 10/3/18.
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