Form DBPR AR8 "Application for Licensure by State or Direct Endorsement" - Florida

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State of Florida
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Board of Architecture and Interior Design
Application for Licensure by State or Direct Endorsement
Form # DBPR AR 8
APPLICATION CHECKLIST – IMPORTANT – Submit all items on the checklist below with your
application to ensure faster processing.
APPLICATION
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
NOTE: This application method is used by individuals that have a valid license
to practice architecture in another state or jurisdiction of the United States, if
the criteria for issuance of such license were substantially equivalent to the
licensure criteria that existed in this state at the time the license was issued.
 Submit the non-refundable fee of $200.00. Make check payable to the
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
 Submit official transcripts reflecting a minimum five-year professional
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture accredited by the National
Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Visit NAAB.org for a current list of
accredited programs or the
NAAB Historical
list.
Licensure by State
 Submit proof of completing the National Council of Architectural
Endorsement
Registration Boards (NCARB) Intern Development Program (IDP) OR
submit the Practical Experience Form (IDP Equivalency) certifying two (2)
years of licensed practice as an architect.
 Submit proof of passing the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE)
or a predecessor examination from your initial state of licensure. Exempted
portions of the examination by means of experience and/or education are
not acceptable.
 Submit proof of a valid architecture license in good standing in another
state or jurisdiction of the United States.
 Submit your state or jurisdiction’s laws and rules from the year of initial
licensure in order to substantiate equivalency to Florida’s requirements.
NOTE: This application method is used by individuals that are not licensed to
practice architecture in another state or jurisdiction of the United States but
have passed an examination, completed an internship, and hold a valid
degree. This application method can be used by individuals that were
previously licensed in Florida but the license is null and void and the individual
is not licensed in any other state or jurisdiction.
 Submit the non-refundable fee of $200.00. Make check payable to the
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Licensure by Direct
 Submit official transcripts reflecting a minimum five-year professional
Endorsement
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture accredited by the National
Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Visit NAAB.org for a current list of
accredited programs or the
NAAB Historical
list.
 Submit proof of passing the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE)
or a predecessor examination from your initial state of examination.
Exempted portions of the examination by means of experience and/or
education are not acceptable.
 Submit proof of completing the National Council of Architectural
Registration Boards (NCARB) Intern Development Program (IDP).
Please mail your completed application, documentation and required fee(s) to:
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
S
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
DBPR AR 8 - Application for Licensure by Endorsement
Eff. Date November 2015
Incorporated by Rule: 61-35.002
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State of Florida
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Board of Architecture and Interior Design
Application for Licensure by State or Direct Endorsement
Form # DBPR AR 8
APPLICATION CHECKLIST – IMPORTANT – Submit all items on the checklist below with your
application to ensure faster processing.
APPLICATION
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
NOTE: This application method is used by individuals that have a valid license
to practice architecture in another state or jurisdiction of the United States, if
the criteria for issuance of such license were substantially equivalent to the
licensure criteria that existed in this state at the time the license was issued.
 Submit the non-refundable fee of $200.00. Make check payable to the
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
 Submit official transcripts reflecting a minimum five-year professional
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture accredited by the National
Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Visit NAAB.org for a current list of
accredited programs or the
NAAB Historical
list.
Licensure by State
 Submit proof of completing the National Council of Architectural
Endorsement
Registration Boards (NCARB) Intern Development Program (IDP) OR
submit the Practical Experience Form (IDP Equivalency) certifying two (2)
years of licensed practice as an architect.
 Submit proof of passing the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE)
or a predecessor examination from your initial state of licensure. Exempted
portions of the examination by means of experience and/or education are
not acceptable.
 Submit proof of a valid architecture license in good standing in another
state or jurisdiction of the United States.
 Submit your state or jurisdiction’s laws and rules from the year of initial
licensure in order to substantiate equivalency to Florida’s requirements.
NOTE: This application method is used by individuals that are not licensed to
practice architecture in another state or jurisdiction of the United States but
have passed an examination, completed an internship, and hold a valid
degree. This application method can be used by individuals that were
previously licensed in Florida but the license is null and void and the individual
is not licensed in any other state or jurisdiction.
 Submit the non-refundable fee of $200.00. Make check payable to the
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Licensure by Direct
 Submit official transcripts reflecting a minimum five-year professional
Endorsement
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture accredited by the National
Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Visit NAAB.org for a current list of
accredited programs or the
NAAB Historical
list.
 Submit proof of passing the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE)
or a predecessor examination from your initial state of examination.
Exempted portions of the examination by means of experience and/or
education are not acceptable.
 Submit proof of completing the National Council of Architectural
Registration Boards (NCARB) Intern Development Program (IDP).
Please mail your completed application, documentation and required fee(s) to:
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
S
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
DBPR AR 8 - Application for Licensure by Endorsement
Eff. Date November 2015
Incorporated by Rule: 61-35.002
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Helpful Information –
Upon licensure, please familiarize yourself with Chapter 481, Florida Statutes. You must obtain a seal as
defined in Rule 61G1-16, Florida Administrative Code, Seals. If you would like to practice through a
business entity, you must be an officer of that business entity and apply to the board for a business entity
license known as a certificate of authorization. You can visit the board’s web site to obtain seal and
certificate of authorization information.
Application Instructions
a. Section I - Application Type
Check only the applicable transaction you are seeking.
b. Section II – Applicant Information
i.
Fill out each section completely.
ii.
In the Full Legal Name section provide your full legal name as it appears on your license.
Do not use any nicknames or initials. Please list any aliases or prior names in the prior
name information section.
iii.
Provide your mailing address. This will be used for sending correspondence regarding
your application and license.
iv.
Contact information is often used to quickly resolve questions with applications by
telephone call or email. If contact information is not provided, questions regarding
applications will be mailed to the applicant’s mailing address and may take longer to
resolve.
v.
List any licenses that you currently hold or have previously held for a business or
professional license/registration in Florida or elsewhere. (If applicable)
c. Section III – Education Information
Provide the name and address of the College or Universities you attended and include:
the dates you attended, the date you graduated, and the degree received.
d. Section IV- Background Questions
i.
Question 1:
If you answer “yes” to this question, you must complete Section IV (b) [make
(1)
additional copies as necessary] of the application and provide a copy of the arrest
report, copies of the disposition or final order(s), and documentation proving all
sanctions have been served and satisfied. You must supply this documentation
for each occurrence. If you are unable to supply this documentation, a certified
statement from the clerk of court for the relevant jurisdiction stating the status of
records is required.
(2)
If you are still on probation, you must supply a letter from your probation officer, on
official letterhead, stating the status of your probation.
ii.
Question 2:
If you answer “yes” to this question, you must complete Section IV (c) [make
(1)
additional copies as necessary] of the application and provide a copy of the judgment
or decree. You must also supply documentation proving all sanctions have been
served and satisfied, or if not, stating the current status of any proceedings.
iii.
Question 3:
If you answer “yes” to this question, you must complete Section IV (c) [make
(1)
additional copies as necessary] of the application and supply copies of
documentation explaining the denial or pending action.
iv.
Question 4:
If you answer “yes” to this question, you must complete Section IV (c) [make
(1)
additional copies as necessary] of the application and supply copies of the order(s)
showing the disciplinary action taken against the license, or documentation showing
the status of the pending action.
e. Section V- Affirmation by Written Declaration
i.
Please read, sign, and date the affirmation by written declaration.
ii.
If the applicant fails to sign the affirmation statement, the Department will not process the
application.
DBPR AR 8 - Application for Licensure by Endorsement
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Incorporated by Rule: 61-35.002
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State of Florida
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Board of Architecture and Interior Design
Application for Licensure by State or Direct Endorsement
Form # DBPR AR 8
If you have any questions or need assistance in completing this application, please contact the
Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Customer Contact Center, at 850.487.1395.
For additional information see the Instructions at the beginning of this application.
Section I- Application Type
CHECK APPLICATION TYPE
 Licensure by State Endorsement [0201/1033]
 Licensure by Direct Endorsement [0201/1034]
Section II – Applicant Information
APPLICANT INFORMATION
Social Security Number*
FULL LEGAL NAME
Last/Surname
First
Middle
Suffix
Birth Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
Gender
 Male  Female
/
/
MAILING ADDRESS
Street Address or P.O. Box
City
State
Zip Code (+4 optional)
County (if Florida address)
Country
CONTACT INFORMATION
Primary Phone Number
Primary E-Mail Address
ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION (OPTIONAL)
Alternate Phone Number
Fax Number
Alternate E-Mail Address
* The disclosure of your Social Security number is mandatory on all professional and occupational license applications, is solicited
by the authority granted by 42 U.S.C. §§ 653 and 654, and will be used by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation
pursuant to §§ 409.2577, 409.2598, 455.203(9), and 559.79(3), Florida Statutes, for the efficient screening of applicants and
licensees by a Title IV-D child support agency to assure compliance with child support obligations. It is also required by § 559.79(1),
Florida Statutes, for determining eligibility for licensure and mandated by the authority granted by 42 U.S.C. § 405(c)(2)(C)(i), to be
used by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to identify licensees for tax administration purposes.
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Section II – Applicant Information – continued
CURRENT/PRIOR LICENSE INFORMATION
If you currently hold or have previously held a business or professional license/registration in Florida or
elsewhere, please list each one below (attach additional copies of this page as necessary):
Date (From)
Date (To)
1. License/Registration Type
State
/
/
/
/
License Number
Name Used
Date (From)
Date (To)
2. License/Registration Type
State
/
/
/
/
License Number
Name Used
Date (From)
Date (To)
3. License/Registration Type
State
/
/
/
/
License Number
Name Used
PRIOR NAME INFORMATION
Have you used, been known as, or are currently known by another name (e.g., maiden name or
nickname) or alias other than the name signed to the application? 
Yes
No
If your answer is yes, state name or names used below:
Last/Surname
First
Middle
Suffix
Last/Surname
First
Middle
Suffix
Last/Surname
First
Middle
Suffix
Section III – Education Information
EDUCATION
Name and Address of All Colleges or
From/To Date
Graduation Date
Degree Received
Universities Attended
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Section IV –Background Questions
BACKGROUND QUESTIONS
 Yes
 No
1.
Have you ever been convicted or found guilty of, or entered a plea of nolo
(If yes, please
contendere or guilty to, regardless of adjudication, a crime in any
complete
jurisdiction, or are you currently under criminal investigation? This
Section IV (b))
question applies to any criminal violation of the laws of any municipality,
county, state or nation, including felony, misdemeanor and traffic offenses
(but not parking, speeding, inspection, or traffic signal violations), without
regard to whether you were placed on probation, had adjudication
withheld, were paroled, or pardoned. If you intend to answer “NO”
because you believe those records have been expunged or sealed by
court order pursuant to Section 943.0585 or 943.059, Florida Statutes, or
applicable law of another state, you are responsible for verifying the
expungement or sealing prior to answering "NO." YOUR ANSWER TO
THIS QUESTION MAY BE CHECKED AGAINST LOCAL, STATE AND
FEDERAL RECORDS. FAILURE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION
ACCURATELY MAY RESULT IN THE DENIAL OR REVOCATION OF
YOUR LICENSE. IF YOU DO NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND THIS
QUESTION, CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY OR CONTACT THE
DEPARTMENT.
 Yes
 No
2.
Has any judgment or decree of a court been entered against you in this or
(If yes, please
any other state, province, district, territory, possession or nation, related
complete
to the practice or profession for which you are applying, or is there any
Section IV (c))
such case or investigation pending?
 Yes
 No
3.
Have you ever had an application for registration, certification, or
(If yes, please
licensure in Florida or in any other jurisdiction denied, or is there now
complete
pending a proceeding or investigation to deny such an application?
Section IV (c))
 Yes
 No
4.
Has any license, registration, or permit to practice any regulated
(If yes, please
profession, occupation, vocation, or business been revoked, annulled,
complete
suspended, relinquished, surrendered, or otherwise disciplined in Florida
Section IV (c))
or in any other jurisdiction, or is any such proceeding or investigation now
pending?
If you answered “YES” to any question in questions 1-4 above, please refer to Instructions for details on
providing complete explanations, including requirements for submitting supporting legal documents.
Please complete Section IV (b) for your response to question 1, and complete Section IV (c) for your
response to questions 2 through 4. If you have more than two offenses to document in Section IV (b), or
more than one offense to document in Section IV (c), attach additional pages as necessary.
Section IV (b) – Explanation(s) for Background Question 1
EXPLANATION
Offense
County
State
Penalty/Disposition
Date of Offense (MM/DD/YYYY)
Have all sanctions been satisfied?
 Yes  No
/
/
Description
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