Architects - Temporary Permits
An architect who holds a current and valid license issued by a licensing authority in another jurisdiction that is recognized by the Board may apply for a temporary permit to provide architectural services for a specific project, not to exceed two (2) years. An architect is eligible for only one (1) temporary permit; multiple temporary permits are not issued. Extensions on temporary permits are not issued. In the event that the project will not be completed within the two year period, the architect must apply for licensure in order to continue practicing, or offering to practice, architecture in Nebraska.
To apply for a temporary permit:
- File an application with the required fee,
- Submit evidence of licensure and verification of good standing; this must be provided through an NCARB record, and
- Successfully complete a short law exam covering the Engineers and Architects Regulation Act, sent to the applicant when the application is received.
See our Fees page for a guide on fees associated with obtaining a Temporary Permit. Fees must be paid by check, money order, or ACH payment; the Board does not accept credit card payments for this application fee.
Organizations are not issued temporary permits. However, a project being carried out in Nebraska under an organization’s name must apply for a Certificate of Authorization. A temporary permit holder can be named as the Architect in Responsible Charge for the purpose of obtaining a Certificate of Authorization.
Temporary permit holders shall use their seal from the state of verified licensure when sealing documents pertaining to the Nebraska project and shall accompany the seal with the temporary permit template issued by the Board.
More detailed information can be found in Chapter 4.2 of the Rules and Regulations in the E&A Act.
If you have any questions about temporary permits to practice architecture, please contact us.