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New Jersey State Board of Architects


(973) 504-6385
Due to COVID-19, messages by phone may result in a delayed response.
Please email your inquiry to the email listed on this webpage.

Inquiries about the Board may be forwarded to

Charles Kirk
Acting Executive Director
P.O. Box 45001
Newark, New Jersey 07101

The Board is responsible for protecting the public's health and safety by determining the qualifications of architects seeking licensure in this State, establishing standards for practice, and disciplining licensees who do not adhere to those requirements.

The practice of architecture is the rendering of services in connection with the design, construction, enlargement, or alteration of a building or a group of buildings and the space within or surrounding those buildings, which have as their principal purpose human use or habitation. These services include site planning, providing preliminary studies, architectural designs, drawings, specifications, other technical documentation, and administration of construction for the purpose of determining compliance with drawings and specifications.

Due to the current State of emergency, the Board Staff is working remotely. Please follow the below instructions when submitting applications and/or documents.
  • For all licensed Architects applying via Licensing by Credentials and/or Direct Reciprocity, Renewal and Reinstatement matters, Certificate of Authorization Applications, and general questions contact (Judith Nadal)

  • For the filing of a Complaint and request for a Complaint Form/Process, Application for taking the Architect Registration Exam – A.R.E., request a Verification of License and general questions contact - (Joseph Abello)

  • For all Landscape Architects and Certified Interior Designer matters, which includes Applications, Complaints, Exams, Verification of License, Renewals and Reinstatements and general questions contact – (Peggy Hinkley)

Last Modified: 2/8/2021 10:41 AM