Law Passed: 1925 • Joined NCARB: 1930 • Region 5—Central States (1967)
The Components of Licensure
1999: Continuing education is required for licensure renewal.
2014: Board accepts additional experience as an alternative to the education requirement.
1984: The board adopts NCARB’s alternative experience paths.
Late-1980s: The IDP is accepted as an equivalent to the board’s experience requirement.
1999: All alternative experience paths are removed.
2014: Oklahoma returns to its 1984 standard, in addition to the IDP.
2016: 5,600 hours of experience are required, including the AXP.
1965: NCARB’s national examination is accepted.
2000: Applicants must also complete a true/false exam on the Oklahoma State Acts and Rules.
- From 1981-82, two architects from the same Oklahoma firm served in national leadership roles: Thomas H. Flesher as NCARB president and Robert M. Lawrence as AIA president.
- The Oklahoma Board merged with an independent landscape architects board in 1984 and began regulating interior designers in 2007.
- After serving on the Oklahoma Board, architect Joe E. Smay later became the executive of NCARB when its office moved to Oklahoma.
- Dually licensed architect and landscape architect Randy D. Weatherly served as 2015-2016 president of Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), in addition to serving many years as a member of the Oklahoma Board.
1982: Thomas H. Flesher, Jr. (Oklahoma City)
Additional Members of the NCARB Board of Directors
1954-58: Joe E. Smay (Norman)
1971-74: Larry K. Edmondson (Miami)
1980-84: Harry A. Koenig (Oklahoma City)
1925: L. H. Bailey, FAIA
First Board Members
Leon B. Senter, FAIA
R. W. Shaw
F. W. Redlich
1958-59: Joe E. Smay
1959-65: James Sadler
First License Issued
1925: Jewell Hick
First Woman Licensed
1945: Mary Caroline Cole, FAIA