An architect may apply for a retired license at any time while their original license is current and active or eligible for renewal and it is not suspended, revoked, or otherwise punitively restricted by the Board or subject to disciplinary action. An original license cannot be retired if it has been expired more than five years. Retired licenses do not need to be renewed after payment of the one-time retired license fee.
An individual with a retired license may not practice architecture. A retired license can be returned to active status if it is no more than five years since the original license expiration date, subject to the renewal requirements for an expired license. Returning a retired license to active status before it becomes nonrenewable is done by paying all accrued and unpaid renewal fees to bring the license current, including any delinquency fees.
Please note: Retired licenses are not being issued at this time. When the proposed regulations are adopted, retired licenses will be issued.