Renewal Form

All registrants desiring to continue their practice in Texas must pay an annual registration renewal fee. Renewal email reminders are sent approximately six weeks and two weeks before expiration date.

In 2013, the Texas Legislature passed a new law requiring all incoming and renewing active TBAE registrants to submit a set of fingerprints to be used to conduct a criminal history check. The requirement to submit fingerprints is one-time-only. If you already have submitted fingerprints for the purpose of renewing your TBAE registration, you do not need to submit again and may renew your registration. If you have not submitted fingerprints, before you can renew your Active registration, you must complete the fingerprint process. See our web site at for more information.



Choose and print the renewal form that matches your current registration status. If you are registered in more than one profession, please print and complete a renewal form for each profession.

  • Active status renewal form
  • (Architect only)
  • Inactive status renewal form
  • (Architect only)
  • Active status renewal form
  • (Landscape Architect & Registered Interior Designers)
  • Inactive status renewal form
  • (Landscape Architect & Registered Interior Designers)
  • Emeritus renewal form
  • (All professions)

    Enclose a check with the completed renewal form and mail it to the address on the form.

    IMPORTANT - Before mailing your renewal form, verify that:

    • All requested information is provided
    • The form is signed and dated
    • Your check is enclosed
    • Fingerprint requirement has been met

    If any of the information is missing, we are required to return the incomplete form and payment. If you don't resubmit the form and payment prior to your expiration date, a late payment fee equal to half the renewal fee will be added.


    Please note that you MAY NOT change your status with a renewal form. To change your registration status, click here for the appropriate status change forms.


    To renew online, log in to your account and select "Renew My Registration." You will be able to pay by credit card or check and your payment will be posted immediately.


    Please refer to the TBAE fee schedule in Rule 7.10.

    The mission of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE) is to serve the State of Texas by protecting and preserving the health, safety, and welfare of the Texans who live, work, and play in the built environment through the regulation of the practice of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design.

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