Maryland Board of Architects
Important COVID-19 Information for Customers
(Updated October 22, 2020)
The offices of the Maryland Board of Architects are open and serving our customers through our online licensing resources, and via e-mail and telephone. To protect the health and safety of our customers and employees, walk-in assistance is not yet available. We can be reached using our contacts page for e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of individual staff members.
It is important to note that all license expiration dates have been temporarily extended per an Executive Order from Governor Larry Hogan. You are encouraged to continue taking your continuing education courses, renewing your licenses online, and performing all other activities that are required for your license to the extent that you are able.
Welcome to our home page. The Maryland Board of Architects qualifies and licenses individuals seeking architectural licensure. We also issues permits to businesses practicing architecture. The Board regulates the practice of architecture under the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 3 and the Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 9, Subtitle 21. The Board investigates complaints against licensees, as well as complaints related to unlicensed practice. The Board may issue a reprimand, suspend or revoke a license or permit, and/or impose a fine.
News and Updates
Exam candidates: The testing vendors that administer licensing exams for our boards and commissions have begun reopening Maryland test sites. Check the status of your testing center directly for updated scheduling and exam information. (Updated June 24, 2020)
Maryland Building Officials Association (MBOA) Continuing Education Opportunity
MBOA is offering low cost code training that can be used to satisfy part of the continuing education requirement for licensure. This training is considered "pre-approved" by the Board. For more information visit the MBOA website.
The Department of Housing and Community Development is offering training on the Maryland Accessibility Code. The training is free and a total of 6 hours of Continuing Education will be awarded. For further information and registration, go to the DHCD website.
Proposed Regulations Currently Open for Public Comment
None at this time.
To register your comments with the Board, send your letter to Maryland Board of Architects, 500 N. Calvert Street, Room 308, Baltimore, MD 21202; e-mail DLOPLBoardofArchitects-LABOR@maryland.gov; or fax 410-962-8483.