Instructions for Completion of Application by Reciprocity
NCARB Council Record
All applicants for licensure by reciprocity must hold a Certificate of qualification issued by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Please have NCARB transmit your Council Record to the Board Office electronically. You can request to have your NCARB Council Record transmitted by linking to their website, then click on "My NCARB” and follow the instructions for record transmittals.
Board Application and Fees
Complete the Board's Reciprocity Application and submit it directly to the Board office.
Application/Registration Fee $190
Make check payable to "LLR - Architectural Board”.
Send the completed Board application and the $190 application/registration fee to the Board office for processing (see address below). Your application will be held pending receipt of your NCARB Council Record.
S.C. Board of Architectural Examiners
Post Office Box 11419
110 Centerview Drive (29210)
Columbia, S.C. 29211-1419
When your application packet is complete, the Administrator will review it within 5 working days.
Pursuant to Section 40-3-270 of the South Carolina Architectural Registration Law, firms engaged in the practice of architecture must be licensed by this Board. Only an architect practicing in his or her own name who does not employ another architect is exempt from this requirement. For example, John Doe, Architect, would not be required to register as a firm. However, John Doe, Architects, or John Doe Associates, or Doe Associates or similar firm names would be required to register as an architectural firm.
If you wish to license your company, see firm instructions and applications.
Please Take Note of the Following: