Agency contact information:
Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID), Minnesota Board of
85 E. 7th Place, Suite 160
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 296-2388 | (800) 627-3529 (TTY)
Geri Britton, OAS Sr., Board Staff
(651) 757-1518 | Board office (651) 296-2388
Contact Info: Geri Britton
The Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID) licenses and regulates the practice of architecture, professional engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience, and use of title for certified interior design.
Minn. Stats. 326
Architect by Exam Application
Architect by Comity Application
Application forms are available on the Board website at Applicants, Architecture.
Renew your license for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2014
Graduation from a National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) accredited architecture curriculum.
Successful completion of all sections National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) examination.
Completion of NCARB-IDP (Intern Development Program).
An applicant may request to be admitted to an examination upon completion of the educational requirement and enrollment in the intern development program by establishing a council record described in Minn. Rules 1800.1000.
Exam Application fee - $75
COMITY License Application - $100
License Cost - $120
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Exam Cost*
*Contact National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at (202) 783-6500 for current exam cost.
Licensing surcharge to be assessed
The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.
Period of Issuance:
Two years, period ending on June 30 of each even-numbered year.
Other Pertinent Information:
See Minn. Stat. § 326.02-.15.
More information about the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) can be obtained at National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) or in the examination application package.