A non-resident architect, who holds a current license in good standing issued by another licensing jurisdiction recognized by the Board, may apply for a Temporary Permit to provide engineering services for no more than one project, not to exceed two years in length. The temporary permit holder uses his/her seal from the state of the verified license when sealing documents pertaining to the Nebraska project and accompanied with the permit information provided by the Board.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all required applications, documents, and fees to the Board.
- Complete and submit the Application for Temporary Permit to Practice Architecture Application along with the applicable filing fee;
Have verification of your current license sent directly to the Nebraska board from the issuing licensing jurisdiction or NCARB. The Verification of Licensure or Examination of an Architect may be able to be submitted electronically. If not, paper verification can be found here.
- Upon receipt of your application, an exam on The Nebraska Engineers and Architects Regulation Act will be sent to you. This must be successfully passed and sent back to the Board prior to your permit being issued.
Temporary Permits may be issued administratively by Board staff contingent on formal approval by the Board and will consist of a template containing the applicant’s name, permit number, expiration date, and the project name and location.
If the project lasts longer than two years, the permit holder must obtain a Nebraska architect to continue practicing in the State.
A project is being carried out in Nebraska under an organization’s name, the organization must apply for a Certificate of Authorization.
Temporary Permit Fee
The Temporary Permit fee is $300. Fees must be paid by check or money order; 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.
More detailed information can be found in Chapter 4.2 of the Rules and Regulations in The Nebraska Engineers and Architects Regulation Act.
For international design professionals looking to do work in Nebraska through a temporary license, Nebraska has a statutory requirement that the individual must be able to provide documentation that they can legally be in the US, even if they do not plan to visit the site. The documentation is then submitted to the US Department of Homeland Security for verification. If we cannot obtain verification, we cannot issue the temporary permit.