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Kentucky State Capital in Frankfort, KYThe Kentucky Board of Architects was established by an Act of the Kentucky General Assembly in 1930 to protect the public health, safety and welfare by the regulation of architects.   It was originally titled the Kentucky Board of Examiners and Registration of Architects.  Since July, 2002, the Board has additionally assumed the responsibility for the certification of interior designers in the Commonwealth.  The Board is governed by the Kentucky Revised Statutes under Title XXVI, Occupations and Professions, Chapter 323  and is operating under the Executive Branch of State Government.

The Board is a self-supporting agency and receives no general fund tax appropriation.  It is funded entirely through fees assessed for licensing its professionals.

Please Note:  The Board office has moved to the following new address:

Kentucky Board of Architects
155 East Main Street, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40507

Architect Renewal Information

The FY2014-15 Architect renewal period is now open.  To renew your license online click here.   If you do not renew, voluntarily surrendered your license or applied for and receive emeritus status by the 30th of August, your license will be administratively revoked, effective August 31st.  If you are not sure of your status you may contact the board office.

If your license is administratively revoked, please note the following:

1. You will no longer have a license as an architect in the Commonwealth of KY. In accordance with the Kentucky Revised Statues, specifically KRS 323.230, "Only persons licensed under this chapter may be styled or known as architects in Kentucky, or use any words or letters or assume any titles or description tending to convey the impression that they are architects."  Also, please be aware under KRS 323.120 the Board may take further action, including denial to reinstate your license, if it determines you have been practicing under a revoked license.

2. To reinstate your Kentucky license you must contact the Board office.

Certified Interior Designer Renewal Information

The Certified Interior Designers renewal period is now closed.  If you did not renew or apply for inactive status by November 30th, your certificate was administratively revoked effective December 1st.

If you are not sure of your status you may contact the board office.
If your certificate has been administratively revoked for failure to renew on a timely basis previously, please note the following:

1. As you are not currently certified in Kentucky this is a  reminder that in accordance with the Kentucky Revised Statues, specifically KRS 323.402, "No person shall use the title "Certified Interior Designer", the letters CID, or any acronym, abbreviation or title that would imply certification under this chapter unless the person at the time holds a valid certificate to use the title "Certified Interior Designer" in the Commonwealth of Kentucky as established under KRS 323.400 to 323.416 and 323.992.

2. To reinstate your Kentucky Certificate you must contact the Board office.

Reminder

 It is the licensee and/or certificate holder’s responsibility to insure that all contact information is current with the Board office.  There is an administrative fee of twenty-five (25) dollars for failure to notify the board of change of an address, telephone number, email address or employment within thirty (30) days of the change (ref: 201 KAR 19:085, Section 2(10)).  A Change of Address Form is available under our FORMS.

Questions?

If you have questions, contact us at:

Kentucky Board of Architects
155 East Main Street, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40507

(859) 246-2069 - Office
(859) 246-2431 - Fax

Board Meetings

All board meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 21st, 2014, Lexington

9:00AM in Lexington at the University of Kentucky’s Hilary J. Boone Center, 500 Rose Street

Tuesday, Jan. 20th, 2015, Lexington
9:00AM in Lexington at the University of Kentucky’s Hillary J. Boone Center, 500 Rose Street

Tuesday, Apr. 21st, 2015, Lexington
9:00AM in Lexington

Tuesday, July. 21st, 2015, Louisville
9:00AM in Louisville at The University Club, University of Louisville

Renewals

Please Note:  The FY2014-15 Architect renewal period is now open.  To renew your license online click here.

Please Note:  The FY2013-14 Certified Interior Designer renewal period is now closed and will not reopen until early September, 2014.

Announcements

This office will be closed in accordance with KRS 18A.190, KRS 2.190 and KRS 2.110 for the following dates in 2014 and early 2015:

  • Monday, September 1, 2014 - Labor Day
  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Veterans Day
  • Thursday & Friday, November 27-28, 2014 - Thanksgiving
  • Thursday & Friday, December 25-26, 2014 - Christmas
  • Thursday, January 1, 2015 & Friday, January 2, 2015 New Year's
  • And on all scheduled Board Meeting dates