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 If your registration has lapsed, contact us to request a Delayed Registration Application, or call 518-474-3817 Ext. 570.

Form 1 - Application for Licensure ( PDF 26 KB)
All applicants for licensure must complete this form and submit it with the appropriate licensure and registration fee (see Fees section) directly to the Office of the Professions at the mailing address at the end of Form 1. Make checks payable to the New York State Education Department. Your cancelled check is your receipt. You must answer all questions and provide all information requested unless otherwise indicated. Failure to complete all required parts of the application will delay its review. Your signature on Form 1 must be notarized by a Notary Public.

In item 6, check one box. If you are licensed in another jurisdiction on the basis of an NCARB exam, you will be applying via either NCARB Certification or endorsement. If licensed outside of the U.S. without an NCARB exam, check "10 years as principal."

If you are applying for a limited permit, check the appropriate box, complete this form and Form 3, and forward a specific description of the project including:

  • scope of project;
  • approximate size;
  • location of project including address (street and number, lot number, or other definite location information); and
  • name and address of client.

NOTE: Be sure to include the appropriate fee with your Form 1.

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 Transcript Service

The Office of the Professions (OP) will accept official electronic transcripts 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 transcript 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 transcript submissions should be made electronically to***.

*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.

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.

Last Updated: November 13, 2019