Kansas architects must renew their licenses every two years by June 30th. The deadline is fast approaching, and we have put together some answers to frequently asked questions about architect license renewal in Kansas.
When will my Kansas architect license expire?
Licenses expire on June 30th every two years, which year depends on your last name. Last names beginning with the initials A-L renew in even-numbered years. Last names beginning with the initials M-Z renew in odd-numbered years.
How do I renew my Kansas architect license?
A renewal notice will be sent to you in the mail approximately two months prior to the expiration date of your license. It is important to always keep your address updated with the state so you will receive your renewal notice.
What is the renewal time period?
There is a 120 day renewal window. Renewals will be available online beginning 60 days before your expiration date and ending 60 days after your expiration date. After that time your license will be canceled, and you must reinstate. You may not practice or make offers to practice in Kansas after the expiration date. Early or late renewals are not allowed.
What are the Kansas architect continuing education requirements?
Kansas architects must complete a minimum of 30 PDH every two years.
I'm an AIA member, 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 Kansas architect license?
I have extra continuing education hours, can I apply them to the next renewal cycle?
Carry-over hours are allowed. A maximum of 30 PDHs may be carried forward into the next renewal period. Carry-over hours must be documented if audited. You must list ALL 30 plus PDHs on the Continuing Education Report Form for carry-over hours and attach documentation in the same order as listed on the form.
Who notifies Kansas of my architect continuing education completion?
It is the licensee’s responsibility to notify the state. You must keep your records for at least 4 years. Architects Training Institute will store your records for 6-years at no additional cost.
How do I contact the Kansas Architectural Board with further questions?
Kansas State Board of Technical Professions Website
900 SW Jackson St, Suite 507
Topeka, KS 66612