Links & Resources

​​​​National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)         Position on Accredidation 

Please click on the link below to review NCARB’s position regarding the current debate in the architecture community relative to the role of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and the future of architectural accreditation. The debate focuses on potential adjustments to the NAAB’s governance, funding, and procedural models. 

While the Kentucky Board of Architects (BOA) strives to make the information on this website timely, accurate, and educational, the publishing of NCARB’s position on accreditation  does not imply endorsement.

Continuing Education Information 

Once you’ve earned your Kentucky architect license, you are required to obtain at least twelve (12) CEHs per year; and report these credits as a condition of license renewal per 201 KAR 19:087. Continuing education is post-licensure learning that enables a registered architect to increase or update knowledge of and competence in technical and professional subjects related to the practice of architecture to safeguard the public’s health, safety, and welfare.

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​Joey Nolasco, a practicing Kentucky architect, and Board member, encourages his fellow architects to explore the transformative benefits of the Code Administrators Association of K​entucky (CAAK) membership and their CEU workshops. He says, “The organization not only fulfills my HSW continuing education requirements but also serves as a vibrant hub for networking and knowledge exchange”.

Follow the links below to learn more about continuing education offered at the organizations below: 

Code Administrators Association of Kentucky (CAAK)​

Associated Builders and Contractors:

​International Code Council Training Courses

The Kentucky Board of Architects serves the profession by promoting quality continuing education opportunities to architects and CIDs. Building code courses can meet the technical and professional requirements the Board finds appropriate to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The International Code Council (ICC) website offers training courses to comply with annual continuing education requirements. The courses are designed for building and design professionals. They also offer several delivery options to meet your schedule and learning preference: In Person, Online Live, and Online Self-Paced. For more information and to see the courses offered by the ICC please click the link: ​ ​​

​​Code Administrators Association of Kentucky 

Stay up-to-date with the latest news affecting building codes in Kentucky by joining Code Administrators Association of Kentucky (CAAK)​. 


The Code Administrators Association of Kentucky (CAAK) is a chapter of the International Code Council (ICC) and is recognized as a national leader among statewide code administration trade organizations. CAAK’s  membership includes more than 650 building inspectors, fire officials, contractors, engineers, architects and others in related fields. To learn more about the benefits of CAAK and how to join, click here:​/membership/​

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State & Federal Government Resources

Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office:
(This is not an authorization for your firm to practice architecture in Kentucky, but a requirement to register your business with the Secretary of State’s office as a business entity.)

Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings & Construction:

Division of Building Codes Enforcement:

Kentucky Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors:

Kentucky Board of Landscape Architects:

Additional Architectural Resources

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB):

National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB):

NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP) Information:

NCARB Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Information:

 Additional Certified Interior Design Resources

 National Council of Interior Designer Qualifications (NCIDQ):

Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER):

Is your interior designer currently certified by this Board, meaning they have met the regulatory requirements of education, experience and testing?

External Links

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The information on these pages is not controlled by the Board of Architects or the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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