Initial Registration


To be granted initial registration in Louisiana an applicant must meet the following requirements.
  1. Be of good moral character
  2. Hold a professional degree in architecture from a degree program accredited by the NAAB, or satisfy the education requirements established in the Certification Guidelines for NCARB Certification.
  3. Complete the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) requirements as established by NCARB and found in the AXP Guidelines.
  4. Complete the Architect Registration Examination (AREĀ®). Further information about the rules to sit for the examination can be found in the ARE Guidelines.
  5. Complete the Uniform Application and submit with check for $75.00 for in-state candidates and $150 for out-of-state candidates.