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38 States Require Architect License Renewals in 2015

2015 Architect License Renewals and Requirements, State License Requirements for Architects

It is important to always stay on top of your architect license renewal requirements so there never any problems or delays causing your license to lapse.  You’ve worked hard to become a professional architect and it would be a shame to have something happen to your license due to a technicality. 

There are 38 States that require renewals in 2015.  Some are based on birthday, some are based on original license date and some require all architects to renew by the same deadline.  Below is a list of those states, the renewal deadline and required continuing education.  Click on the State name for more details.

 

2015 Architect License Renewal Requirements

 

Alabama — 12 HSW hours by September 30th

Alaska – 24 HSW hours by December 31st

Arkansas – 12 HSW hours by July 31st

California – 5 hours on Disability Access by last day of your birth month

Colorado – 24 HSW hours (12 per year) by October 31st

Florida – 24 HSW hours  (2 in ADV Building Code) by December 31st 2014; license renewal February 28th, 2015

Georgia – 24 hours (16 HSW) by June 30th

Idaho – 12 HSW hours by your birth date

Indiana – 24 hours (16 HSW) by December 31st

Iowa – 24 hours (16 HSW) by June 30th if your last name starts with L thru Z

Kansas – 30 hours by June 30th if your last name starts with M through Z

Kentucky – 12 hours (8 HSW) by June 30th

Louisiana – 12 HSW hours by December 31st

Maryland — 24 HSW hours every two years from original license date

Massachusetts – 12 hours (8 HSW) by August 31st

Michigan – 24 HSW hours by October 31st

Mississippi – 24 HSW hours by November 30th

Missouri – 24 hours (16 HSW) by December 31st every two years from original license date

Nebraska – 24 hours (16 HSW) by December 31st if your last name starts with A through K

Nevada – 8 HSW hours (2 code related) by December 31st

New Hampshire – 24 hours (8 HSW/4 Design) by last day of birth month every 2 years

New Jersey – 24 hours (16 HSW) by July 31st

New Mexico – 24 HSW hours by December 31st

New York – 36 hours (24 HSW) by last day of birth month every 3 years

North Carolina – 12 HSW hours by June 30th

Ohio – 12 HSW hours by December 31st

Oklahoma – 24 HSW hours by June 30th

Oregon – 24 HSW hours by December 31st every two years from original license date

Rhode Island – 24 hours (16 HSW) by December 31st

South Carolina – 24 HSW hours by June 30th

South Dakota – 30 hours (20 in technical subjects) every two years by license date

Tennessee – 24 hours (13 HSW) every two years based on Social Security number

Texas – 12 HSW hours annually, including 1 hour in energy-efficient design, 1 in barrier-free design and 8 in structured activities.  License renewal is the last day of birth month

Vermont – 24 HSW hours by January 31st

Virginia – 16 hours every two years by end of month of the license date

Washington – 24 hours (16 HSW) every two years by birth date

West Virginia – 12 HSW hours every two years by end June 30th

Wyoming – 16 HSW hours by December 31st every two years from original license date

 

 

NOTE:  AIA Members are required to complete 18 hours of AIA Approved Continued Education annually, with a minimum of 12 of those hours in Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW).  We have confirmed with the AIA that these continuing education numbers are correct.  This requirement was changed in late 2013 after the AIA found that Sustainable Design (SD) education fell in the the HSW category. 

Failure to renew will automatically cause your license to expire and be void.    Attendance verification records or certificates of completion should be kept for at least four years.  A reputable provider of continuing education should keep your certificates on file in case you lose them or need them replaced.

 

 

For the fastest and most economical way to complete this education, visit www.architectstraininginstitute.com or give the friendly staff a call at

1-800-727-7104.

 

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