Division of
Professional Regulation

License Renewal

Information About Renewal Applications

Starting in 2016, Architect licenses and Certificates of Authorization expire on January 31 of even years (e.g., 2016, 2018).

Several weeks before the permit expiration date, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access the online renewal application. To complete the online renewal application, you must use a credit card to pay your renewal fee.

Please keep your contact information in our records up-to-date so that notices we send will reach you.  To check and update your contact information online, click Update Contact Information.


Renewing Architect Licenses

To renew an Architect license, you must complete the required continuing education (CE). Section 6.2 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations explains the CE requirements.


Renewing Certificates of Authorization

To renew a Certificate of Authorization, you must provide information about the mailing and location addresses, designated responsible architect in charge, and ownership of the business.


Renewing an Expired License or Certificate

If you do not complete renewal before the expiration date, your Architect license or Certificate of Authorization will expire. It is illegal to practice architecture in Delaware while your license is expired. It is also illegal to offer architecture services in Delaware while the Certificate of Authorization is expired.

To resume practicing or offering services in Delaware, you may file a late renewal application up to four months after the expiration date. You must pay a late fee in addition to the renewal fee. Even though you can file a late renewal application, it is illegal to practice as an architect or to offer architecture services in Delaware until the license/certificate is actually renewed. The late period is not a “grace period.”

If you fail to renew by the end of the four-month period, your license/certificate will terminate.

  • To resume practicing in Delaware after your architect license has terminated, you must reapply for licensure and pay the reapplication fee. As you will be issued a new license number, you will be required to obtain a new seal.
  • To resume offering architecture services in Delaware after your certificate of authorization has terminated, you must reapply for a new certificate.

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