Retired License

An architect may apply for a retired license any time while the license is current and prior to the license becoming canceled. A license is canceled when more than five years has lapsed since it was last renewed. Canceled licenses cannot be retired, renewed, restored, reissued, or reinstated. Individuals with canceled licenses must go through the relicensure process to obtain a new license prior to retiring it.

An individual with a retired license may not practice architecture. A license can be reinstated if it is not more than five years since the license was last renewed, subject to the renewal requirements for an expired license. Reinstating a license that is not canceled is done by paying all accrued and unpaid renewal fees to bring the license current including any delinquency fees.