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Due to the volume of applications processed by the Licensing Department, we are trying to maximize processing personnel’s effectiveness by reducing telephone calls.  Please review this page for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.  All requests for information relating to your application status should be made in writing.

If you have questions about the registration/licensing process in Arizona, please contact Tanya Salinas (if your last name begins with L-Z) or Loretta Hallett (if your last name begins with A-K).  Thank you.

Click on a question from the following list to see the answer, or select a TOPIC from the list below the questions.

Q:

How do I change my address?
Q: How long does it take for my certificate to arrive?
Q: Do I need a college degree prior to applying for registration or certification?
Q: How do I submit information should my application be deemed education or experience deficient?
Q: How do I get an examination study guide?
Q: I missed an exam deadline.  When will my application be processed?
Q: How do I request an examination extension?
Q: Are examination fees the same as application fees?
Q: When will I get my examination results?
Q: What about a failed examination?
Q: What about examination retakes?
Q: How do I pay my fees?
Q: How do I reactivate my registration?
Q: How do I handle: references, certificates of experience, transcripts, verifications, or proof of out-of-state registration/certification or exam results?
Q: What information are you collecting from registrants and how is it going to be used?

 

TOPICS
ADDRESS CHANGE
CERTIFICATES
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE DEFICIENCY
EXAMINATION STUDY GUIDES
MISSED EXAM DEADLINES
EXAMINATION EXTENSIONS
EXAMINATION FEES
EXAMINATION RESULTS
FAILED EXAMINATIONS
EXAMINATION RETAKES
FEE PAYMENTS
REACTIVATION OF REGISTRATION
REFERENCES, CERTIFICATES OF EXPERIENCE, TRANSCRIPTS, VERIFICATIONS, AND PROOF OF OUT-OF-STATE REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION OR EXAM RESULTS

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ADDRESS CHANGE
All address changes must be made in writing (fax and e-mail are acceptable).  You can use the Change of Address form provided on this web site under GENERAL INFORMATION.

CERTIFICATES
Please allow 90 days from the day you are granted registration or certification to receive your certificate.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
The registration laws in Arizona do not require an applicant to have a college degree for registration.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE DEFICIENCY
If your application has been deemed deficient by the Evaluation Committee, you may submit additional written information for re-evaluation.  You will be notified of the results of any Board action on your application.  If your application is formally denied by the Board, you will be advised of your appeal rights at that time.

EXAMINATION STUDY GUIDES
Study guides are available from the following sources:

Architecture:  Contact NCARB at 1801 K Street, NW, Suite 1100-K, Washington, DC 20006

Engineering:  Contact NCEES at P.O. Box 1686, Clemson, S.C. 29633-1686

Geology:  Contact ASBOG at The Granby Building, Suite "O", 1801 Charleston Highway, Cayce, SC 29033

Arizona Land Surveyor Handbook:  Contact the Board of Technical Registration at 1110 W. Washington, Suite 240, Phoenix, AZ 85007

MISSED EXAM DEADLINES
Applications for examination received after the deadline will be processed for the next scheduled examination in your field.

EXAMINATION EXTENSIONS
If an emergency occurs and you are unable to take the examination, you must request an extension in writing.  You are allowed only one extension.

EXAMINATION FEES
Examination fees are separate from application fees.  See the Fees schedule under GENERAL INFORMATION on this web site.

EXAMINATION RESULTS
It takes approximately two months for examinations to be returned from the grader.  Once they have been received by the Board, results are mailed to you. Examination results will not be given over the phone.  If you fail the examination, you will still have time to pay the fees to retake the whole examination or specific sections that you failed.

FAILED EXAMINATIONS
If you failed an examination, you must retake it.  You have five years within which to take and pass the examination. 

EXAMINATION RETAKES
You have five years within which to retake and pass all sections of the examination.   You are not required to fill out a new application each time you retake the examination within the five-year period.

FEE PAYMENTS
The Board requests that all fees be paid by check or money order payable to the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration.  You will be mailed a receipt.

REACTIVATION OF REGISTRATION
Fill out a Reactivation of Registration application and pay current renewal fees.  If your registration has been inactive, or if you have been retired, for more than five (5) years and you have not been engaged in that profession, you will be required to take the applicable professional examination.

REFERENCES, CERTIFICATES OF EXPERIENCE, TRANSCRIPTS, VERIFICATIONS, AND PROOF OF OUT-OF-STATE REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION OR EXAM RESULTS
Contact your references and/or supervisors four weeks after submitting your application to verify their receipt of your documents, and that the documents have been forwarded to us.  You will be notified of your application status no later than six weeks after we receive your application.  If you are registered or certified or have taken examinations in other states, verification of such registration/certification or examination results from other states is required.

WORK EXPERIENCE
All experience must meet the requirements mandated in Article 2 Registration and Certification of the Arizona Revised Statutes, Section 32, and in Article 2 Registration Provisions of the Arizona Administrative Code, Title 4, Chapter 30.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING YOUR REQUESTS IN WRITING! 
(Fax and e-mail accepted)

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Board is developing new programs utilizing an E-mail communication software package.  At this time we have identified the following methods to increase communication with applicants and registrants:
 
    - Communication between staff members and individual applicants or registrants about their files;
    - Notification of upcoming renewal;
    - Reminders sent out  approximately 30 days prior to registration expiration;
    - Notification immediately after registration expiration, and
    - Board newsletters (Tailored to registration category). 
 
The Board is requesting every applicant and registrant  furnish an E-mail address to be used forofficial Board communication.  If you haven't done so, you may E-mail the Board at News@AZBTR.GOV and provide your E-mail address to us.  Please remember to include your registration number for reference.  The Board will be using the E-mails for quick communication between the Board, its applicants and registrants.  The Board will not release E-mail addresses to third parties unless required to by law.
 

The Board is subject to public information requests pursuant to A.R.S. §39-121.03, Laws 1977, Ch. 54, §3 (Amended by Laws 1985, Ch. 213, §4; Laws 2000, Ch. 88, §55) and any request for release will be reviewed by our legal advisor to determine whether public document requests will be honored.

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