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.
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.
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.
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.