All registrants desiring to continue their practice in Texas must pay an
annual registration renewal fee. Renewal reminders are mailed at least 30 days prior to the
expiration date. 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.
EMERITUS AND INACTIVE REGISTRANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT FINGERPRINTS.
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.