On March 19, 2010, Governor Gregoire signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5529, affecting the practice of architecture in Washington State and how it is regulated. As a result, the Department of Licensing, through the Washington State Board for Architects, has made changes to WAC 308-12. Find out about new requirements, continuing education, how to renew your license and more.
WA Law Most recent Activity - All firms, regardless of their business structure, that practice, or offer to practice, architecture in Washington State must get a certificate of authorization with the Washington State Board for Architects. Get Licensing Law news delivered to your inbox.
Find Classes - In Washington State you need to accumulate 24 professional development hours over your 2-year renewal period. At least 16 of these professional development hours must address public health, safety, and welfare
Intern Development Program (IDP) - The IDP is facilitated through NCARB and the AIA. This progam is supported by IDP Coordinators from each state. Coordinators expidate the flow of information to students and interns on the path to licensure. NCARB develops resources for the Coordinators, while the AIA facilitates training related to their programs such as mentorship.
Law Signed - Message from the Executive Director
SB 5529, modernizing Washington’s architecture licensing laws, will be signed into law by Governor Gregoire today.It has been 25 years since the architecture law last saw major revisions. A lot has changed in the practice since then. This new law will bring the architecture law into the 21st Century. The bill itself is the product of over 6 years of work. The first drafts and reviews of the law started in 2004, shortly after I first came to work for the AIA|WA. Over the next few years a task force was formed, concepts discussed and the bill drafted... Read More