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Architects working on a planThe ultimate responsibility of the Board is to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of North Dakota by ensuring that those individuals licensed to provide architectural and landscape architectural services in the state are duly qualified.

The Board is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (a national credentialing organization) and we are a member of the NCARB Central States Conference, Region 5, which is comprised of the states of Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

License Renewal

All licenses to practice in North Dakota will expire on June 30, 2019. If you apply for licensure PRIOR to May 1, 2019 you will need to renew on (or before) June 30, 2019. If you apply for licensure AFTER May 1, 2019 your license will be good through June 30, 2021.

A renewal notice will be emailed to the email address we have on file for you OR you can use the following link to renew your license: CLICK HERE TO RENEW.

Please be advised, you are responsible to renew your own license. An agent or administrator acting on your behalf is NOT authorized to renew your license for you. 

License Reinstatement

All licenses to practice in North Dakota expired on June 30, 2019. If you did not renew here is our procedure for license reinstatement:

If it’s within the 1st year since your license has lapsed, you can ask for reinstatement of your license. You would need to complete our disclaimer that you did not practice in the time you were unlicensed. You would need to pay $225 which includes both the $125 renewal fee as well as a $100 penalty fee. You would be able to keep your license number.

If it’s been more than 1 year since your license has laped, you will need to complete the disclaimer, have your NCARB Council Record re-submitted to us, complete the Uniform Application (which can be found on our website), and submit our application fee of $150. You would receive a new license number.

Feel free to contact our office at 701-223-3540 or e-mail stacy@scgnd.com for the proper forms or if you have any questions.          

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