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Updated: 5/28/2015
Description: Architects prepare plans and other documents for the construction of buildings and their related environment whether interior or exterior. Architects must renew their license every 2 years in order to maintain an active license and practice architecture in Oregon.

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Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 806-010
OAR 806-020
Duration: 2-years
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  Exam Application: $75.
Examination: The examination consists of seven divisions with fees for each section, which are set by the examination operations providers. Examinees testing in Canada will be charged an additional Government Sales Tax. Note: Contact the Board office for details and transitions.
Initial License: $115.

    Renewal license: $250 every 2 years
    Late CPE Reporting Fee: $100
    Late Payment Fee: $100

Reciprocity Application: $100.
Additional fees may apply, but are not charged by this Board. NCARB charges a fee for assembling and trasmitting council records and certificate information. You may contact NCARB at (202)783-6500 for pricing information.
Responsible Agency: Architect Examiners, Board of
Examination Information: Exam Time: Daily, by appointment only.
Exam Locs: At participating test centers located throughout the United States and Canada. Oregon test centers are located in Eugene, Milwaukie, Portland, Redmond, & Medford.
Exam Pass: All seven divisions of the examination are administered and graded by computer. All test scores are reported as Pass or Fail. Passing or failing an examination depends solely on the examinee's level of performance in relation to the established point representing entry-level competence.
Exam Repeat: Effective October 1, 2014, candidates can retake a failed division of the ARE as soon as 60 days after the previous attempt of that division. A candidate may only take the same division of the ARE three (3) times within a running year.
Continuing Ed Requirements: In order to renew or reinstate an architect registration, an individual must document twenty four (24) continuing education hours (CEH) obtained within the 2-year registration period, or if the previous registration period was the individual┐s initial registration in Oregon, report the number of CEH required by the board, calculated at one hour per month of registration, beginning with the first full month following date of initial registration.
Bonding Requirements: None
Insurance Requirements: None
Prerequisites: 1. Be at least 18 years of age.
2. Have an accredited degree in architecture from a program approved by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
3. Complete the Intern Development Program (IDP), consisting of 700 Value Units of training requirements, in accordance with the National Council of Architectural Registrations Board table on Training Requirements for the Intern Architect.
4. Pass the computerized Architectural Registration Exam.
5. Pass the Oregon Board of Architect Examiners Jurisprudence Examination and Oral Interview.

Reciprocity: A reciprocity candidate must provide evidence of passing an exam to meet the seismic/lateral forces requirements. The NCARB examination offered in 1965 or later contain this portion. Exams taken prior to 1965 may not contain a seismic portion, and therefore, a candidate must successfully complete the appropriate NCARB examination divisions before Oregon registration may be granted. A candidate must also verify two years of practice in another jurisdiction or proof of completion of the NCARB IDP training requirements.
Application Form: OBAE Reciprocity Application Form
Renewals: Current Oregon Architect License. 
Service Links:  License Holder Lookup
 Application for Examination
 Application for Reciprocal License
 Application for Reinstatement
 Change of Address form
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Additional Information: For further practice issues, general information, or to file a complaint, please visit the Board's website at: http://orbae.com/

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Architect Examiners, Board of
E-mail Address: architectboard@orbae.com
Phone: 503-763-0662
Mail Address: Oregon Board of Architect Examiners
205 Liberty St. NE, Suite A
Salem, OR 97301
Website Information: http://orbae.com/

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