Fees: Architects

Learn about the application and licensing fees for an architect or architect firm license.

Forms of payment

  • We cannot accept payments over the phone.
  • Credit card if paying online (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, no gift cards)
  • Make checks or money orders payable to Department of Licensing

Exam fees

Pay exam fees directly to the testing facility. All fees are nonrefundable.

Application, licensing, and authorization fees


  Description Fee
Initial application    $105
Reciprocity application $410
Initial license $104
License renewal (2-year) $109
Penalty for renewing late $36
Building Code Council Account RCW 18.08.510(1) (initial application and renewal) $6.50
License print fee $5

Architect firms

Description Fee
Get your certificate of authorization for an architect firm $292
Renew your certificate of authorization for an architect firm $146

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-664-1388
(TTY: Call 711)
mail Email: architects@dol.wa.gov
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