An architect is an individual who is legally qualified to practice architecture.
The practice of architecture includes any professional service, such as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, architectural and structural design, or responsible supervision of construction, in connection with the construction of any private or public buildings, structures, projects, or the equipment thereof, or addition to or alterations thereof, in which the public welfare or the safeguarding of life, health or property is concerned or involved.
No person may practice architecture in the state of Wisconsin unless the person has been duly registered, is exempt under s. 443.14, Wis. Stats., or has in effect a permit under s. 443.10(1)(d), Wis. Stats. No person may offer to practice architecture or use in connection with his or her name or otherwise assume, use or advertise any title or description tending to convey the impression that he or she is an architect or advertise to furnish architectural services unless the person has been duly registered or has in effect a permit under s. 443.10(1)(d), Wis. Stats.
***Route 1 : Combination of Education and Experience***
A diploma of graduation, or a certificate, from an architectural school or college approved by the examining board as of satisfactory standing, together with at least 2 years’ practical experience of a character satisfactory to the examining board in the design and construction of buildings;
***Route 2 : Experience Only***
A specific record of 7 or more years of experience in architectural work of a character satisfactory to the examining board in the design and construction of buildings.
Note : A bachelor of architecture from an approved school or college shall be considered as equivalent to 5 years of experience, and the completion satisfactory to the examining board of each year of work in architecture in such school or college without graduation shall be considered equivalent to one year of experience. Graduation in a course other than architecture from an approved school or college shall be considered as equivalent to not more than 4 years of experience.
Architects must now affirm at the time of renewal to having completed 24 hours of continuing education, including 16 hours related to health, safety and welfare topics, every two years.
Application fees are $82-Initial credential, $82-Renewal fee, $107 with late fee; due by July 31st of even-numbered years.