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State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects

Architect Fees

All in-office payments must be check or exact cash. The Board staff does not accept debit or credit cards in the office or over the phone. 


License Fees

Initial License Application: $100

License Application: $150

License Reinstatement Application: $150

*Temporary Application: $300

Valid for one project for up to two years.

Examination Fees

Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Application*: $0

Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Re-approval Application*: $30

*Additional fees may be required after approval by the Board and are determined by the exam administrator.
Contact NCARB for more information.

License Renewal Fees

Individual Renewal: $80

*Monthly Penalty for Late Renewals: $8

*(maximum of $80)

Certificate of Authorization Fees

Certificate of Authorization Application for Organization

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Valid for two years

Certificate of Authorization Renewal for Organization

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Valid for two years

Size of an organization is based on the number of licensed architects and professional engineers regularly performing services for the organization both in the United States and other countries, regardless of their jurisdiction of registration or licensure or if the organization is applying to practice only one profession. It does not include licensees who provide occasional part-time or consulting services.

Other Fees

Emeritus Status - Non-practicing Architects: $25
Emeritus is a one-time payment with no renewals.  Architects and professional engineers who have elected emeritus status retain their professional honorary titles but are prohibited from practicing. To read more about Emeritus status, view Board Rule 1.11.4

Duplicate Wall Certificate: $25

Returned Check/Electronic Payment Fee: $30

Roster and/or Public Information Requests: Varies
Requests must be specific (what information needs to be obtained) and in writing. Send requests to 

Verification of Examination and Licensure: $0

Electronic Check Re-Presentment Policy: In the event that a check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds, we may re-present your check electronically. In the ordinary course of business, your check will not be provided to you with your statement.


If you have any questions about fees relating to architects, please contact us.