Architects NOTICES: Online Payment When making your online payment, do not auto-fill your credit card information as the payment engine is experiencing issues. Hand-type the credit card information in to proceed. An Individual Architect Registration is not enough! All Firms (Entities) are required to obtain a Certificate of Authorization (COA) Important Reminder to Registered Architects — Each Firm (entity) that practices or offers to practice architecture in Rhode Island must hold a current COA. This required COA is in addition to the individual's registration. Check to make sure that your firm (whether sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership, LLP or LLC) has a current COA. All registration renewals must be submitted online. Design Professionals Board of Examination and Registration of Architects Email: Dbr.email@example.com.