Architect Licensure Candidates

Important Acronyms
ARE - Architect Registration Examination® administered by NCARB
AXP - Architectural Experience Program™ administered by NCARB 
NAAB - National Architectural Accrediting Board 
NCARB - National Council of Architectural Registration Boards 

The Process 
In a nutshell, candidates seeking to become architects in Wyoming should have completed 1) an architecture degree from a program accredited by the NAAB, 2) documentation of the AXP, and 3) successfully passed all sections of the ARE. Once all three requirements have been completed, applicants should complete the "Architect by Examination" application on the Board's Forms Page.

Education
The Board's Practice Act requires that all architect applicants have completed a NAAB accredited architectural degree to meet the education requirement. 

If you are a potential applicant and do not have either the required NAAB accredited architectural degree or an NCARB Certificate, you may not meet Wyoming's criteria for licensure as an architect. However, please note you may be able to obtain an NCARB Certificate by pursuing one of their Education Alternative methods. You can read more about this on NCARB's website at https://www.ncarb.org/advance-your-career/ncarb-certificate/get-certified/education-alternative

Examination
The Wyoming Board is a direct registration state. This means candidates for licensure (formerly called interns) should apply directly to the NCARB for examination eligibility. Wyoming requires completion of all sections of the ARE.

Experience
Wyoming requires completion of the AXP (formerly Intern Development Program - IDP). 

To Remember
Every state's requirements differ, so please contact each state in which you plan to practice to learn of their requirements.

The Board does not require that licensees maintain an NCARB Certificate. However, the Board highly encourages licensees to consider doing so. The NCARB Certificate will help facilitate reciprocity as you begin practicing in various states. Twenty-five (25) licensing jurisdictions require the NCARB Certificate, but all fifty-four (54) accept it.

Helpful Resources:

NCARB has set up a network of Licensing Advisors. These are individuals in your state that can help you navigate the path to licensure. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Board office for assistance. You can contact the Board's Executive Director, Emily Cronbaugh, at emily.cronbaugh@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6529.


The Wyoming Board of Architects and Landscape Architects is staffed through the Professional Licensing Boards Office, 
a division of A&I.