|[October 17, 2013]
Most Kentucky Architects Use Kentucky.gov to Renew Licenses Online
LEXINGTON, Ky. --(Business Wire)--
Kentucky Board of Architects (KYBOA) reported that 97 percent of
architects used the online renewal system, http://boa.ky.gov,
to renew their licenses this year, forgoing the traditional paper
began offering online renewals in 2009 using Kentucky.gov's
secure, online eGovernment platform. Architects quickly gravitated
toward the new process, but this year's adoption rate marks a new high.
Between June and August, more than 2,300 licensees went online to update
their information and renew their license. To date, this is the largest
number of licensees to take advantage of the online system.
"Even in our first year we had a great response to moving the license
renewal process online," said KYBOA Executive Director T. Rexford Cecil.
"The system was so successful that we immediately started working to
move our Certified Interior Designers' annual renewal online."
The Board reports that Kentucky interior designers also favor the
convenience of the online service with an impressive 76 percent of
designers using the online system this year.
The online renewal process is convenient for licensees, but it also
helps streamline KYBOA's operations significantly. Renewals that are
processed online allow KYBOA staff to focus more time on their mission
of protecting the public's health, safety and welfare, rather than
processing thousands of paper renewal forms sent through the mail.
"The amoun of time the online process saves our licensees and staff is
astronomical," said Mr. Cecil. "But it's not just time savings. With
budget restrictions, Boards have to try and save money anywhere they
can. Not having to mail out over 2,000 wallet cards and receipts each
year is a huge benefit."
Prior to offering renewals through their website, KYBOA staff manually
processed each renewal - between 2,200 and 2,450 a year - then updated
the KYBOA master database of licensees. Staff also used to print and
mail wallet cards and payment receipts for each renewal. Now, the online
applications automatically update the Board's database and, after a
successful payment, users can save and print wallet cards and receipts
The online platform used by KYBOA
is self-funded, meaning that tax dollars are not appropriated to build
or maintain the services. Instead, the services are funded by small fees
added to each online renewal. These convenience fees fund the
development and ongoing support of the platform and ensure that the
solutions provided through Kentucky.gov are easy to use and adopt. Over
the next year, the Board plans to upgrade their online services to the
latest Kentucky.gov technology, which will make their website and online
applications more mobile-friendly and provide the KYBOA staff with more
tools to manage their day-to-day operations efficiently.
is the official government web portal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (www.kentucky.gov).
Kentucky.gov is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth of
Kentucky and Kentucky Interactive, LLC. Frankfort-based Kentucky
Interactive provides secure, mobile-friendly solutions that allow
government agencies of any size to conduct business online and improve
public access to information. Kentucky
Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC's (News - Alert) (NASDAQ: EGOV) family
Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official
government websites, online
services, and secure
payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment
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agencies, citizens and businesses across the country. The NIC family of
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