Rules for Registration
Persons interested in registration as an architect in West Virginia should read our rules for registration to determine their eligibility. These rules are available at this
| link |.
Registration of Architects
Architects with an NCARB Certificate
should contact NCARB for a West Virginia architect registration
application. Architects that do not have an NCARB Certificate
and wish to register in West Virginia to practice architecture
by state reciprocity with the state they are registered
and practicing architecture should click above on the
“Rules for Registration” download a copy
and read to be sure they do qualify to practice architecture
in West Virginia.
If the architect is qualified to register
by reciprocity to practice architecture in West Virginia
and would like to apply click above on the “Registration
and Renewal” under this click on “Forms”
on forms you click on “Application for Registration”
print and download the instructions and the 6 page application
Complete the application and mail
to the P.O. Box address for the Board Office with a
Certified or Cashier’s Check in the amount of
$100 for the Non-Refundable Filing Fee.
Corporate Practice/Business Registration
West Virginia does not license businesses to practice architecture, nor is a Certificate of Authorization required. Businesses, including but not limited to sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or corporations, wishing to work in West Virginia must register their business with the West Virginia Secretary of State Office. The link to their website is
| www.sos.wv.gov |.