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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 regulating its professionals.

Please Note: The Board office is located at the following address:

Kentucky Board of Architects
155 East Main Street, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40507
Tel: (859) 246-2069​
Fax: (859) 246-2431

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

 SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENT:

Due to COVID-19, the office of the KY Board of Architects will cease all in-person services. To the extent possible, all services shall be provided by the following methods: mail, fax, email, or telephone.

Architect Renewal Information

Your Kentucky architect license is based on a fiscal year term, running from July 1st through June 30th of each fiscal year. Your current license expires on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM. In order to expedite the renewal process the Kentucky Board provides two means of renewing your license for the upcoming fiscal year term. These methods will apply if you are renewing an active license, voluntarily surrendering (requesting inactive status) your license as per KRS 323.110(2), or requesting or renewing Emeritus Architect status (if you meet the requirements of 201 KAR 19:087, Section 3 (1)(b)).
The first and most efficient renewal method is our on-line renewal process. By using the on-line renewal you can complete the process within a few minutes, pay by check or credit card (VISA or MasterCard only) and print your own wallet card and receipt, thus insuring you submit your renewal information and fee in a timely and efficient manner. To access and begin the on-line renewal, follow the link below. You will be required to enter your Kentucky license number and the last four digits of your social security number in order to access and complete your renewal.
 
The second method is available primarily for those not having access to a computer and our website. The licensee will be required to call the Board Office at 859/246-2069 and request a Kentucky License Renewal Form be mailed direct to them for completion and submittal to the Board Office by mail or land carrier along with a check for the applicable fee payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer. This method does not permit payment by credit card. This delivery method will by necessity require the most time to get your license renewal to the Board. A wallet card and receipt will be returned to the licensee following processing by Board staff.
 Important to Know
In all methods it is the responsibility of each individual licensee to insure that an accurately completed renewal form with the correct fee is received in the Board’s office in a timely manner on or before the due date in order to avoid late fees or revocation. The Board assumes no responsibility for deliveries received after the close of business on the due date or that mailed to the wrong address. Renewals received either online or in the Board office on or before June 30th will require only the renewal fee of $125.00. Those renewals received on July 1st and no later than July 31st will be accessed a $25.00 late fee in addition to the renewal fee of $125.00. Those renewals received on or after August 1st and no later than August 31st will be accessed a $50.00 late fee in addition to the renewal fee of $125.00. The licenses of those licensees not renewing or having submitted renewals received on or after August 31st will be automatically revoked administratively.
Additionally, it is the licensee’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)).
Due Date Received
Total Fees
On or before June 30th
$125.00
On July 1st and no later than July 31st
$150.00
On August 1st and no later than August 31st
$175.00
On August 31st or after
License Revocation
Emeritus Architect fees are $50. Similar late fees and due dates apply.

Certified Interior Designers

The FY2019-20 Certified Interior Designers renewal period is now closed. If you did not renew or apply for inactive status by November 30, 2019, 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 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
Tel: (859) 246-2069​
Fax: (859) 246-2431

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Board and Committee Meetings

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Held via Zoom Meeting (Link to be posted later)

For additional information please contact the board office at: boa.irc@ky.gov, or (859) 246-2069

Renewals

 The FY 2021 Architect renewal period is now opened. The FY 2021 Architect annual renewal period will close at midnight on August 30, 2020.

 

The FY 2020 Certified Interior Designer renewal period is now closed and is scheduled to open for online renewing during the last week of August 2020.

Announcements

The Kentucky Board of Architects (hereinafter referenced as the “Board”) is in the process revising Kentucky Administrative Regulations 201 KAR, Chapter 19 Architects and Kentucky Administrative Regulations 201 KAR, Chapter 19 Certified Interior Designers.  The Board has the authority to promulgate for all administrative regulation (KRS 323.210) consistent with KRS 323.

 

This office will be closed in accordance with KRS 18A.190, KRS 2.190 and KRS 2.110 for the following dates in 2020:

 

  • Friday, July 3, 2020 - Independence Day
  • Monday, September 7, 2020 - Labor Day
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Presidential Election
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - Veterans Day
  • Thursday & Friday, November 26-27, 2020 - Thanksgiving
  • Thursday & Friday, December 24-25, 2020 - Christmas
  • Thursday, December 31, 2020 & Friday, January 1, 2021 - New Year's
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Newsletters

 
The most recent Kentucky Board of Architects Newsletter: