License Application Forms

Important Notice: DO NOT use Form 1 if you are already licensed in this profession in New York State. A New York State professional license is valid for life unless it is revoked, annulled, or suspended by the Board of Regents. To practice in New York State, your professional license must be registered. To renew your registration online, visit www.op.nysed.gov/renewalinfo.htm. If your registration has lapsed for longer than 4 months, submit a Delayed Registration Application.

Online Form 1 - Application for Licensure
All applicants for licensure must initially submit Form 1 along with the appropriate licensure and first registration fee. You must answer all questions and provide all information requested unless otherwise indicated. Failure to accurately complete all required parts of the application will delay its review. Additional forms below are required based on the licensure requirements of the profession. Do not use Form 1 to renew your existing license.

Continuing Your Application
If you have started an application within the past 30 days, and have not yet completed it, you can use this link to continue your application. You will need your Application ID, Social Security Number, and Date of Birth.

Upload Additional Documentation
If you have already completed an application, but you have additional documents or files to include in your previous submission, use this link to upload additional documentation. You will need your Application ID and Date of Birth.

Change Address or Name  - You are required to notify us within 30 days of any address or name changes. Please read the instructions to request this change.

Form 2 - Certification of Professional Education ( PDF 16 KB)
Use this form ONLY if you were educated outside the U.S. or were licensed in another jurisdiction prior to September 1, 1999. For those licensed after September 1,1999 transcripts will be included in the IDP record.

This form must be submitted directly by the educational institution(s) you attended.

  • Section I: Complete this section of the form before sending it to your school.
  • Section II: The Registrar or appropriate school official must complete this section and return the form directly to the Office of the Professions at the address at the end of the form together with an official transcript. Transcripts are required from each school attended.

Electronic Education Documentation

The Office of the Professions (OP) will accept official electronic transcripts and forms from educational institutions (i.e. colleges/universities) or designated third-party* transcript entities located in the United States provided that:

  • The transcript is the certified true and official academic record and the document does NOT have an expiration date**.
  • OP can independently verify that the documentation is received directly from the educational institution’s registrar or officially designated third-party.
  • If a third-party transcript provider is involved, it is clear that the educational institution has designated the third party as the official sole provider of its transcripts.
  • The applicant had no opportunity to directly access or alter the transcript before it is sent or transmitted.
  • Any educational institution education documentation submissions should be made electronically to DPLSEduc@nysed.gov***.

*OP will only accept third-party submissions after we have determined that the arrangement between the educational institution and the third party is consistent with our security and verification standards.

**Transcript documents with expiration dates cannot be accepted. Expirations on links to the document are acceptable.

***Do NOT use this email to submit a question, as we will be unable to provide a response. Submit a Contact Us Form for questions regarding specific applications or to check the status of a licensure application.

Form 3 - Verification of Out-of-State Licensure, Registration and/or Examination ( PDF 21 KB)
NOTE: This form is for examination applicants seeking to transfer examination credit from another jurisdiction or those seeking licensure via endorsement.

This form must be submitted directly by the licensing authority.

  • Section I: Complete this section of the form before sending it to the jurisdiction.
  • Section II: The jurisdiction must complete this section and return the form directly to the Office of the Professions at the address at the end of the form.

NOTE: A Form 3 is not required for licenses/certificates issued by the New York State Education Department. Also, If the certification/verification documentation provided by a U.S. jurisdictions contains the same information requested in the Form 3, completion of a Form 3 for that jurisdiction is not necessary. For certification/verification documentation that does not contain the same information, a Form 3 will need to be completed for that jurisdiction.

Electronic Verification of Licensure, Certification and/or Examination

The Office of the Professions (OP) will accept electronic verifications of licensure, certification and examination completion from other licensing authorities located in the United States provided that:

  • OP can independently authenticate that the verification is received directly from the licensing authority.
  • The applicant had no opportunity to directly access or alter the verification before it is sent or transmitted.
  • Any licensing authority verification submissions should be made electronically to DPLSVerif@nysed.gov.*

*DO NOT use this email to submit a question, as we will be unable to provide a response. Submit a Contact Us Form for questions regarding specific applications or to check the status of a licensure application.

Form 4 - Applicant Experience Record ( PDF 19 KB)
You must provide one form from each location where you have worked and for which you are seeking credit. If the required amount of experience has been obtained in one place, only one form is needed. The person under whose direction you were working should complete the form and send it directly to the return address on the form. Make copies of this form if you need them for additional work locations.

This form must be submitted directly by your employers. It will not be accepted if you submit it.

NOTE: If you were licensed between 1972 and 1982 on the basis of the NCARB Professional Exam only and did not attempt the Equivalency Exam or the Qualifying Test, as were required in New York, use these forms to document at least 3 years of prelicensure experience and at least 5 years of postlicensure experience.

If licensed on the basis of the full NCARB Exam, see "Education and Experience Requirements" section for the amount of experience to be documented, based upon the education received.

Electronic Verification of Experience

The Office of the Professions (OP) will accept experience forms directly from supervisors provided that:

  • OP can independently verify that the documentation is received directly from the supervisor
  • The applicant had no opportunity to directly alter the experience form before it is sent or transmitted.
  • Any experience documentation submissions should be made electronically to DPLSExperience@nysed.gov*.

*Do NOT use this email to submit a question, as we will be unable to provide a response. Submit a Contact Us Form for questions regarding specific applications or to check the status of a licensure application.

Form 4E - Attestation of Professional Practice for Endorsement Applicants Post-Licensure Experience Only ( PDF 19 KB)
Use this form only if you meet the endorsement requirements and only for experience that occurred post-licensure and that you wish to be considered by the State Board for Architecture.

This form must be submitted directly by a an architect who will endorse your experience. This form will not be accepted if submitted by the applicant.

You must provide one form for each endorser where you have been employed and for which you are seeking credit in order to show evidence of at least five years of licensed experience in architecture following initial licensure and within the seven years immediately preceding your application for licensure. If the required amount of experience has been obtained in one place and under one endorser, only one form is needed. The person endorsing your post-licensure experience should complete the form and mail it directly to the return address on the form.

The Form 4E must be completed as follows

  • Section I: Complete this section of the form before sending it to the architect who wll endorse your experience.
  • Section II: The architect must complete this section and return the form directly to the Office of the Professions at the address at the end of the form.

Last Updated: July 30, 2020