Iowa Architect License Renewal and Continuing Education FAQ

How do I renew my Iowa architect license?

  • Must complete a minimum of 24 continuing education hours every two years
  • Individuals with the last name ending A-K must renew by June 30 of even-numbered years, and individuals with the last name ending L-Z must renew by June 30 of odd-numbered years. 

What are Iowa continuing education guideline requirements?

24 state hours in HSW subjects.

When is my Iowa architect license due for renewal?

Every two years and must be renewed in June based upon the first letter of your last name.

Where do I find classes to renew my Iowa architect license?

Architects Training Institute meets all your requirements and offers printable certificates of course completion. All classes have HD video, full narration, and printable text.  

Who submits my Iowa architect continuing education?

It is the licensee’s responsibility to notify the state and must keep records for at least 4 years. Architects Training Institute will store your records for 6 years at no extra cost.


Iowa Architects

Iowa’s Market One building recently won the 2016 AIA Iowa Design Award.  Iowa architecture firm, Neumann Monson Architects, recently finished remodeling the 114-year-old building. Market One is the state’s first commercial building that produces more energy than it consumes. Since the remodel, Market One is operating as a multi-tenant office space complete with a 3,000-square foot roof deck garden.

Architects in Iowa are clearly making waves. To keep up this innovative work, architects in Iowa are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education in Health, Safety, and Welfare topics by June 30th, 2017.

How do I maintain my Iowa architect license?

The state of Iowa will send you a renewal notice around May 15th.  This form must be filled out and returned to the state by June 30th.

Where can I find courses to renew my Iowa architect license?

Architects Training Institute offers a 24-hour package that meets all state requirements for CE. There are also smaller packages, and individual courses available to meet whatever needs you may have.

Who submits my continuing education certificates?

You will be able to print and mail a certificate of completion to the state as soon as you finish the course. If you are an AIA member Architects Training Institute will submit your continuing education to the AIA upon completion.

For information regarding online continuing education for architects, visit our website, call 800-727-7104, or email