The Articles of Incorporation, also referring to Certificate of Incorporation is a necessary document for establishing a corporation in the United States. The articles of incorporation outline the management of a corporation and the bylaws statutes as well. The articles of incorporation usually include the name of the corporation, the corporate structure (e.g. profit corporation, nonprofit corporation, professional corporation), the Registered agent, the number of authorized shares, the effective date, the duration (perpetual by default), and the names and signatures of the incorporators, as the template shows. You can download it for immediate use or modify to meet your personal needs.