Interested in becoming a licensed designer? Learn more about the paths you can take at the Program in Environmental Design at CU Boulder to become a licensed and/or certified designer.

The information below outlines the Colorado-state-specific requirements. Please visit the websites provided to learn more about other state requirements.


Some quick facts to know as you consider a path to licensure and certification:

  • Schools do not grant licenses: it is up to the student to pursue design licensure and certification in addition to their B.EnvD degree

  • Licensure requirements for architecture and landscape architecture are defined on a state-by-state basis

  • In Colorado, the path to architecture licensure for B.EnvD students is typically the same amount of time as students pursuing an M. Arch degree