Additional services

Experience Program: Architects

You need architecture work experience to qualify for an architect license. Learn about the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and how to earn and report experience.

Testing locations: Architects

You cannot find locations for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) on our website. Login to The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) website to find test locations.

Professional development requirements and audits: Architects

To maintain your architect license, you must complete 24 professional development hours (PDH) within your 2-year license period. Learn more about architect license requirements.

Laws and rules: Architects

Read the current architect laws and rules and learn about the rulemaking process.

Resources & publications: Architects

Learn how to get your stamp and seal, view publications and related websites, and access additional resources.

Washington State Board for Architects

Washington state has a board for architects. Learn about members and the mission. Read meetings and past minutes, along with board policies.

Stamps and seals: Architects

Architects have stamps or seals that are their responsibility to maintain. Learn the requirements for your stamp and seal, using it, and signing documents.