How can we help you today? Get your license Renew or update your license License fees News & Updates Forms Additional services Exam: NCARB prerequisites for Architects The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) lead exams for architect licenses. Learn what you need to take the exams. Resources & publications: Architects Learn how to get your stamp and seal, view publications and related websites, and access additional resources. Professional development requirements and audits: Architects To maintain your architect license, you must complete 24 professional development hours (PDH) within your 2-year license period. Learn more about architect license requirements. Laws and rules: Architects Read the current architect laws and rules and learn about the rulemaking process. Stamps and seals: Architects Architects have stamps or seals that are their responsibility to maintain. Learn the requirements for your stamp and seal, using it, and signing documents. Experience Program: Architects You need architecture work experience to qualify for an architect license. Learn about the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and how to earn and report experience. Washington State Board for Architects Washington state has a board for architects. Learn about members and the mission. Read meetings and past minutes, along with board policies. Frequently asked questions: Architects Get answers to the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about architect licenses.