The Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects (APELSCIDLA Board) examines, licenses, and regulates approximately 35,000 individuals and related business entities in Virginia.
Architect | Professional Engineer and Engineer-in-Training | Land Surveyor, Land Surveyor-B, and Surveyor-in-Training | Surveyor Photogrammetrist | Certified Interior Designer | Landscape Architect | Business Registration
Applicants must read and understand the APELSCIDLA Board Regulations. Application fees are not refundable.
DPOR Boards only accept the most recent versions of the applications provided below. DPOR Boards are not responsible for processing delays associated with forms that do not conform to this requirement.
NOTE: To register a LLC (Limited Liability Company), use the Business Entity Application.
*Adobe Interactive PDFs allow you to type your information into the form and save a copy on your computer for your personal records. You must print, sign, and return the application to the address provided on the form.
Adobe Reader version 9.0 or later is required for interactive PDFs. (Some versions of Adobe Acrobat 8.0 or older will cause errors when using the interactive PDF.) Download the current Adobe Reader to view and print.
NOTE: If Adobe Acrobat software is already installed on your computer, make sure to open interactive PDF files using Adobe Reader.
The Virginia Regulatory Town Hall provides access to the board's meeting schedule, agendas, and past meeting minutes.
Visit the Town Hall: http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/viewboard.cfm?boardid=7&display=meetings
Architects | Professional Engineers | Land Surveyors | Certified Interior Designers | Landscape Architects
Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Landscape Architects must attest to completion of 16 hours of continuing education in order to renew or reinstate their licenses. For more information, please review 18 VAC 10-20-683 of the APELSCIDLA Board Regulations.
Land Surveyor Apprenticeship Standards
You may reach us by phone at 804-367-8506 (Licensing Section) or 804-367-8514 (Board Office), by FAX at (866)-465-6206, or by e-mail at email@example.com. Additionally, if you have information that you would like to mail, please send it to:
APELSCIDLA BoardDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400Richmond, VA 23233
The Board members do not work in the Board office. They come into the Board offices for Board meetings and hearings, but are not here on a daily basis. Board office staff members can answer your questions and are trained to process all information that comes into the Board office. Please do not contact Board members directly.
Please complete the Certification Request Form and send it with a check for $35.00, made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia. Specify where you would like the certification to be mailed.
No earlier than 60 days prior to your license expiration, send in the renewal fee, make checks payable to the Treasurer of Virginia, and include your license/certificate/registration number on your check. Mail this information to:APELSCIDLA BoardDepartment of Professional & Occupational Regulation9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400Richmond, VA 23233
You CANNOT continue to practice in Virginia after your license/certificate/registration has expired.
No. The Board's regulations allow a 30-day grace period in which a license may be renewed without penalty (therefore, your payment is actually 31 days late). Staff cannot waive the fee.
Yes. Board regulations state that failure to receive the renewal notice does not relieve you of the obligation to renew.
The date the application or renewal was received in the agency determines whether it is on time, not the postmark date. If the renewal fee is received after the due date, you will be required to pay the reinstatement fee. If the reinstatement fee is received after the due date, you will be required to reapply for licensure, meeting all current requirements.
Many Boards allow you to update your ADDRESS using Online Services, so login to your personal profile to see if this is an option for your license type. The alternative is to complete, print, sign, and submit an Address Change Form to the Board office by mail. Unless updated online, all Address Change Forms must be received by the Board in writing. When providing a post office box as the mailing address, it must be accompanied by the physical address.
To report a NAME CHANGE: complete, print, sign, and submit a Name Change Form to the Board office. All name changes must be received by the Board in writing. Individual name change requests must be accompanied by a copy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, or other official documentation that verifies the name change.
Kathleen (Kate) R. Nosbisch
Marian Brooks Tonia Harrison
Robert A. Boynton Second four-year term ends 6/30/2020Richmond
R. Corey ClayborneArchitect Section ChairFirst four-year term ends 6/30/2019Charlottesville
Christine Snetter First four-year term ends 6/30/2017Providence Forge
Carolyn B. Langelotti | BOARD VICE-CHAIRSecond four-year term ends 6/30/2020 Midlothian
James L. KellyUnexpired term ends 6/30/2017 Williamsburg
Christopher M. Stone P.E. Section ChairFirst four-year term ends 6/30/2018 Virginia Beach
Doyle B. AllenFirst four-year term ends 6/30/2019Forest
Mike ZmudaL.S. Section ChairFirst four-year term ends 6/30/2018Mechanicsville
Charles F. Dunlap First four-year term ends 6/30/2017 Winchester
A. Cabell Crowther | BOARD CHAIRSecond four-year term ends 6/30/2019 Concord
Cameron Stiles C.I.D. Section ChairFirst four-year term ends 6/30/2018 Ashland
Board members are appointed by the Governor. To learn more about the gubernatorial appointment process, visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website.
Interested in serving the APELSCIDLA Board as an Advisory Member?
DPOR stands ready to assist veterans and active-duty military personnel as they maintain or transition to civilian careers requiring professional credentials.
Active-duty military personnel and their spouses having served outside the U.S., as well as certain diplomatic service members and veterans, may be eligible to receive up to a five-year extension for meeting license renewal requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-117 of the Code of Virginia).
Spouses of active-duty military personnel assigned to a duty station in Virginia are eligible for expedited processing using the Military Spouse Expedited License Application (PDF). A temporary, non-renewable 12-month license for certain military spouses licensed in another state who need more time to meet Virginia-specific requirements is also an option if necessary. [Section 54.1-119]
For honorably discharged veterans, “substantially equivalent” military training, education, or experience may be credited toward certain license requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-118). In addition, the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs may reimburse veterans for the cost of license or certification exams. See the VA Pamphlet 22-02-1 for more information.
Individual license types only
Architect (0401)Professional Engineer (0402)
please contact us in writing or via telephone and we will work with you to make the information available.