Mississippi Architect Frequently Asked Renewal Questions

How do I renew my Mississippi architect license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of continuing education
  2. Renew your license online by paying the $275 renewal fee

What are the Mississippi Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

Mississippi architects must complete a minimum of 24 HSW hours of continuing education hours by November 30th of odd-numbered years.

Do I need to complete continuing education requirements for my AIA membership?

Yes, as an Architect member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), 18 learning unit hours are required per calendar-year for membership renewal.  Of these 18 hours, at least 12 hours must be in subjects designated as Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW).

Are AIA approved classes accepted to renew my Mississippi architect license?

Yes.

I have extra Mississippi architect continuing education hours, can I apply them to the next renewal cycle?

No, learning units must be completed in their respective cycle.

Who notifies Mississippi of my architect continuing education?

It is the registrant’s responsibility to notify the State. Architects Training Institute will store your continuing education records for 6-years at no additional cost.

Does Mississippi offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Mississippi. Follow this link to proceed: http://www.msboa.ms.gov/Pages/ArchLicensure.aspx.

My Mississippi architect registration has lapsed, how do I reinstate it?

Complete the online reinstatement process and pay the $600 reinstatement fee.

Mississippi State Board of Architecture

2 Professional Parkway #2B
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157

Phone: 601-856-4652
Fax: 601-856-1510
Toll free: 888-272-2627
E-Mail: msboa@archbd.state.ms.us
Website: http://www.archbd.state.ms.us/


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Colorado Architect – 10/31 Renewal Deadline

What are the Colorado architect continuing education requirements?

Colorado architects are required to complete 12 HSW hours every year totaling 24 HSW hours by October 31st of odd-numbered years.

Do I need to complete continuing education requirements for my AIA membership?

Yes, as an Architect member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), 18 learning unit hours are required per calendar-year for membership renewal.  Of these 18 hours, at least 12 hours must be in subjects designated as Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW).

Who notifies Colorado of my architect continued education?

Licensees will be asked to attest that you have complied with the requirement to complete CE at the time of renewal.
Maintain your CE documentation, and if audited, you will be required to submit that proof within 30 days.  Documentation must be retained for six years

Are AIA approved classes accepted?

Yes, for the 2018 and 2019 calendar years, an architect shall have acquired twelve (12) CEHs per calendar year totaling twenty-four (24) CEHs. It is not required that the CEH be acquired within the State of Colorado.

I have extra Colorado architect hours, can I apply them to the next renewal cycle?

No carryover credit will be allowed from prior renewal periods.

Do I also need to complete continuing education requirements for my AIA membership?

YES, as an Architect member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), 18 learning unit hours are required per calendar year for membership renewal.  Of these 18 hours, at least 12 hours must be in subjects designated as Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW).

Division of Professions and Occupations

1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-7800
Website address:  http://cdn.colorado.gov


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Michigan Architect Renewal FAQ

How do I renew my Michigan architect license?

The state will send you a renewal reminder 3 months prior to your expiration date.

    1. Complete 24 HSW hours of continuing education
    2. Renew your license online & pay the $70 renewal fee.
      • Expect to receive your renewed license by mail within 5 to 10 business days, if all renewal requirements have been met.
      •  Use a MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit card or e-check to renew online.
      • You may verify the renewal of your license if all renewal requirements are met the following business day here.
      • PLEASE NOTE: By using an e-check to make your renewal payment, there will be an automatic 10 day hold placed on the check, and there are no exceptions to the hold.

What are the Michigan Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

Michigan architects must complete a minimum of 24 HSW continuing education hours every two-years by October 31st.

Do I need to complete continuing education requirements for my AIA membership?

Yes, as an Architect member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), 18 learning unit hours are required per calendar-year for membership renewal.  Of these 18 hours, at least 12 hours must be in subjects designated as Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW).

Are AIA approved classes accepted to renew my Michigan architect license?

Yes.

I have extra Michigan architect continuing education hours, can I apply them to the next renewal cycle?

No, learning units must be completed in their respective cycle.

Who notifies Michigan of my architect continuing education?

Licensees will not be required to send in proof of continuing education activities to the Department when renewing a license. However, a licensee must maintain records of continuing education hours earned for 4 consecutive years for audit purposes. Architects Training Institute will store your continuing education records for 6-years at no additional cost.

Does Michigan offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Michigan. Fill out the appropriate online application here to get started.

My Michigan architect registration has lapsed, how do I reinstate it?

Complete this Relicensure Application and pay the $85 fee.

Who do I contact at the state of Michigan about my Michigan architect license?

PO BOX 30018
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517-241-9288
Email:  bcslic@michigan.gov
Website: www.michigan.gov/architects


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Vermont Architect 1/31/19 Renewal Deadline FAQ

How do I renew my Vermont architect license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of continuing education
  2. Complete and return the renewal notice sent to you 6 weeks prior to your deadline and pay the $155 renewal fee.

What are the Vermont Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

Architects in Vermont are required to complete 24 HSW hours of continuing education by January 31st of odd-numbered years.

Do I need to complete continuing education requirements for my AIA membership?

Yes, as an Architect member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), 18 learning unit hours are required per calendar-year for membership renewal.  Of these 18 hours, at least 12 hours must be in subjects designated as Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW).

Are AIA approved classes accepted to renew my Vermont architect license?

Yes.

I have extra Vermont architect continuing education hours, can I apply them to the next renewal cycle?

No, learning units must be completed in their respective cycle.

Does Vermont offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Vermont. Follow this link to proceed: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/736735/Architect-Application-Instructions.pdf

Vermont State Board of Architects

89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Website: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/professions/architects.aspx

Point of Contact:
Danielle Rubalcaba
Phone: 802-828-1501

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Missouri Architect 12/31 Renewal FAQ

How do I renew my Missouri architect license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of continuing education including 16-hours of HSW
  2. Renew your license online

What are the Missouri Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

Missouri architects must complete a minimum of 24 continuing education hours including 16-hours in HSW by December 31st every two-years.

Do I need to complete continuing education requirements for my AIA membership?

Yes, as an Architect member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), 18 learning unit hours are required per calendar-year for membership renewal.  Of these 18 hours, at least 12 hours must be in subjects designated as Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW).

Are AIA approved classes accepted to renew my Missouri architect license?

Yes.

I have extra Missouri architect continuing education hours, can I apply them to the next renewal cycle?

Yes, a maximum of 12 qualifying CEUs may be forwarded to the subsequent renewal period.

Does Missouri offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Missouri, complete the Missouri Application for Licensure as an Architect by Comity.

My Missouri architect registration has lapsed, how do I reinstate it?

Complete the Missouri Application for Relicensure.

Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Landscape Architects

3605 Missouri Boulevard, Suite 380
Jefferson City, MO  65109

Phone: 573-751-0047
Fax: 573-751-8046
TTY: 800-735-2966
Voice Relay: 800-735-2466

Email: profreg@pr.mo.gov
Website:  http://pr.mo.gov/architects.asp

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The Getty Foundation Will Provide A Grant For The Conservation Of The Gateway Arch

Photo by: Parker Botanical

The Getty Foundation recently announced grants of over $1.7 million to be used for architectural conservation as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative. One of the eleven 20th-century buildings chosen is the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Keeping It Modern is an international grant program that prides itself on the architectural conservation of important buildings from the twentieth century. The program started in 2014 and has supported 54 grant projects so far.

The Gateway Arch is widely considered a pinnacle of structural engineering. It was built to commemorate Thomas Jefferson's vision of a transcontinental United States. The project began in 1935 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt designated the property along the Mississippi River to be developed as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The building was designed by Eero Saarinen in 1948 and completed in 1965. The Arch is constructed of triangular segments, with double-wall carbon steel forming the interior and stainless steel as the exterior.

Throughout the years the stainless steel cladding has been subject to soiling and wear. The conservation team will tackle this problem with the aide of the National Park Service. Large and small mock-ups will be created for field testing with the end goal of presenting multiple treatment recommendations for the brushed stainless steel exterior. The grant will provide $180,000 for this project.

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Wyoming Architect License Renewal FAQ

How do I renew my Wyoming architect license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of continuing education
  2. Complete a Renewal Application and pay the $125 renewal fee

When does my Wyoming architect license expire?

December 31st two years after initial licensure is obtained.

What are the Wyoming Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

  • 1st Time Renewals: Architects must renew their license the year after initial licensure. For example, an architect licensed in 2017 must renew by December 31st, 2018. After this, they start a two-year cycle. Continuing education is prorated based on the duration of licensure. The state will inform you of your first cycle requirements.
  • Subsequent Renewals: Architects must complete a minimum of 24 HSW continuing education hours by December 31st every two years.

Where do I find Wyoming approved architect continuing education?

Architects Training Institute offers online state & AIA-approved continuing education for license renewal. Take your courses in HD video or full narration from any internet capable device 24/7!

Do I need to complete continuing education requirements for my AIA membership?

Yes, as an Architect member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), 18 learning unit hours are required per calendar-year for membership renewal.  Of these 18 hours, at least 12 hours must be in subjects designated as Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW).

Are AIA approved classes accepted to renew my Wyoming architect license?

Yes.

Who notifies Wyoming of my architect continuing education?

Architects must submit their own continuing education at the time of renewal. Architects Training Institute will provide printable certificates upon course completion and store your records for 6-years at no extra cost.

My Wyoming architect registration has lapsed, how do I reinstate it?

You may reinstate your license without retaking licensure exams if your license has been lapsed for less than 3-years by completing a Reissuance Application and paying a $375 late fee. After 3-years you must retake all exams.


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Oregon Architect Firm Wins AIA 2018 Healthcare Design Award

The AIA has awarded the Eastside Health Clinic one of their prestigious 2018 Healthcare Design Awards!

The Eastside Health Center was designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects and owned by Central City Concern. The building is located in Portland and includes a healthcare facility,  34 transitional housing units, 10 palliative care rooms, 118 SROs and 12 respite care beds, and retail space. The architects designed the space to make patients feel at home and create a sense of comfort, community, and safety. In keeping with this concept, the housing is organized into family pods which not only, keeps patients comfortable, but also, encourages interaction among residents.

This is by no means Ankrom Moisan's first healthcare endeavor, their works can be found throughout Oregon and Washington. Each building maintains a focus on patient care and comfort. According to their site:

"HEALTHCARE design is a practice we feel especially passionate about. As our culture shifts away from reacting to illness and becomes more proactive about wellness, how we approach healthcare will inform design and architecture across the country. Whether we are helping renovate a family health clinic or reshaping the cancer treatment experience, our mission is to create places where people and communities can not only thrive but heal."

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What To Do With A Bad Review

What is the first thing a potential client does when looking for an architect? If you answered "look for reviews" you're correct. So what do you do if you have bad reviews?

  1. Avoid being defensive. It's natural to have hurt feelings or want to retaliate when someone speaks poorly of your business. Avoid this reaction. Instead, do a little research.
  2. Google your business to see if there are any additional negative reviews about your firm. If you find a pattern, for example, multiple clients saying your staff is rude and unhelpful, you know where to start. If you only have one bad review, that's great news!
  3. Talk to anyone on your staff who may have interacted with the unhappy client. It's possible a misunderstanding occurred or you have an unreasonable customer on your hands. Either way, it's best to know what you're up against before you respond.
  4. Now that you understand the problem, you're ready to respond. Make sure you respond to all reviews, both positive and negative, in a positive manner. When responding to bad reviews start by thanking the reviewer for their time and valuable input. Apologize for their poor experience without making excuses (yes, even if their complaint is unreasonable. This shows future customers you are dedicated to keeping your customers happy). Let them know how you plan to address the problem. The response below not only addresses client concerns, but also encourages the client to take the conversation off of a public platform, and shows potential customers your dedication to customer care.

Example: "Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are very sorry you had a bad experience with our company. We are working with our staff to ensure we are able to provide top-quality customer service in the future. We would appreciate the opportunity to make things right with you, please call our office between 8am-5pm to discuss possible solutions."

 


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