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Architectural License by Reciprocity

Applicants must have a current NCARB Certificate.

Applicants who intend to offer services in Iowa prior to acceptance of may do so if the applicant complies with subrule 2.2(2). 

Applicants are required to contact NCARB and have a copy of their council certificate record (blue cover) transmitted to the Iowa Board.  NCARB will transmit the certificate record to the Iowa board office.

The completed Iowa application and payment should be submitted through the online licensing system. Please do not submit your application until you have received notice from the Iowa Board that your NCARB transmittal has been received. Please note that we must receive your completed application within three (3) months of receiving your NCARB transmittal.  

The $200 fee is valid until the next renewal date and is not pro-rated, thus if an applicant applies in May for a registration that should be renewed by June 30, the license may be valid for less than two months. Individuals whose last name begins A-K renew in even numbered years; L-Z renew in odd numbered years.

The Architect Licensure by Reciprocity application can be accessed online. New and returning users should click on "Log in to My Iowa PLB" at the top of the page. 

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