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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 form.

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 |.

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The West Virginia Board of Architects is a public agency and records of the Board are considered to be public records. Some or all of the information in this application may be disclosed to any person under the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).