IDAHO BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS 


Mission Statement

To protect the public health and safety and promote public welfare through the licensure and regulation of architects in Idaho.



Welcome to the Board's webpage! Information and announcements will be posted here. Please click the links on the left for specific areas of interest.

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Licensing Freedom Act

Executive Order 2017-06 required State agencies to submit a report to the Office of the Governor no later than July 1, 2018. The report was to assess whether the licensure requirements are necessary and in the public interest while providing recommendations for improvement, modification or elimination. The Board's report can be found here.

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SCAM ALERT

The Bureau has been made aware of scam artists who may target licensees. If you get a call, e-mail, text or other communication from an individual claiming to represent the Bureau of Occupational Licenses or the Board, here is some information to help you identify whether it is a scam:

The Boards and the Bureau WILL NOT:

• Ask for personal information that does not relate to your license renewal (such as your credit card number or bank account number)
• Demand immediate payment on fines that are not yet due
• Ask for or accept prepaid cards such as Green Dot MoneyPak
• Offer to alter a disciplinary order that has already been entered by the Board
• Ask for or take payments over the phone

The Boards and the Bureau WILL:

• Send renewal notices in the mail
• Take payments on the official website at www.ibol.idaho.gov
• Send inspectors who have a State of Idaho photo ID to establishments

If you ever question whether a communication you received is from the Board or the Bureau, do not provide personal information or payment.  Instead, call the Bureau at (208) 334-3233 for assistance.


Click the Calendar link on the left for scheduled Board meetings and agendas.


The "practice of architecture" consists of rendering or offering architectural services in connection with the design, construction, enlargement, or alteration of a building or a group of buildings. The services covered within this definition include architectural planning, advice and consultation; providing preliminary studies; architectural designs, drawings and specifications; technical submissions; and, administration of construction contracts.

The practice of architecture is a regulated activity in Idaho. Unless specifically exempted by law, all persons practicing architecture in Idaho must hold a valid license.

Please contact the Board via e-mail at arc@ibol.idaho.gov or via phone at (208) 334-3233 if you have any questions.