Kentucky Architect and Landscape Architect FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about Kentucky architect licensing and continuing education.

Kentucky Architect Renewal

Continuing Education Deadline: December 31st, annually

State Required Continuing Education: 12 hrs in HSW subjects

License Renewal Deadline: June 30th, annually

AIA Membership Continuing Education: 18 hrs annually, including 12 HSW

See Kentucky AIA Courses

Kentucky Landscape Architect Renewal

Continuing Education Deadline: June 30th, annually

State Required Continuing Education: 12 hrs

License Renewal Deadline: June 30th, annually

See Kentucky LA CES Courses

Renewing Your License:

How do I renew my Kentucky architect license?

  1. Complete the required continuing education
  2. Pay the required fee and complete your renewal application by June 30th

What are the Kentucky continuing education requirements for architects?

Kentucky architects are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education in Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) subjects every year by June 30th.

I have extra Kentucky 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 Kentucky of my completed architect continuing education?

In order to renew your license, you must submit with your application a listing of completed courses for the number of credits required. In addition, architects must maintain certificates of completion for their courses a minimum of five years after the licensing cycle to which the credit is applied. These records are to be furnished to the board in the event of a compliance audit.

Architects Training Institute will submit your course completions to the AIA and maintain your course records for 6 years free of charge.

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).

State Contact Info:

Kentucky Board of Architects
155 East Main Street, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 246-2069
boa.irc@ky.gov
https://boa.ky.gov/

Renewing Your License:

How do I renew my Kentucky landscape architect license?

  1. The board will notify you once the renewal window is open
  2. Ensure you have completed the required continuing education
  3. Submit with your completed application a Continuing Education Reporting Form & the required fees

What are the continuing education requirements to renew my Kentucky landscape architect license?

Kentucky landscape architects must complete 12 hours of continuing education annually by June 30th.

I have extra Kentucky landscape architect continuing education credits, can I use them during my next licensing cycle?

Yes, up to 12 hours can be carried over to the next renewal cycle.

Who submits my continuing education to Kentucky?

It is required that the licensee submit a report of all continuing education activities to the board with their renewal application. Licensees will also be responsible for maintaining course completion records to be furnished to the board in the event of a compliance audit. Architects Training Institute will submit your course to LA CES and maintain your course completion records for 6 years free of charge.

Are LA CES approved courses accepted to renew my Kentucky landscape architect license?

Yes

Who submits my continuing education to LA CES?

We will submit to LA CES for you.

My Kentucky landscape architect license lapsed–how do I reinstate it?

There is no grace period to renew an expired license. Any license not renewed annually by June 30th must be reinstated in order to be able to practice or use the title.

  1. Pay the reinstatement fee (the cost of which is dependent on how long the license has been expired)
  2. Complete the required continuing education (the amount of which is dependent on how long the license has been expired (a maximum of 24 hours))

State Contact Info:

Kentucky Board of Landscape Architects
2365 Harrodsburg Road, Suite B350
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 246-2753
ky.labd@ky.gov
https://kbla.ky.gov/

Once I order the course, how long before I can start?

You may begin immediately! Simply click the Login button in the upper right-hand corner on your desktop or in the upper-right menu on mobile. Once you’ve entered your login and password, you will be taken to your courses. Follow the instructions and enjoy!

Once I start an online course, will I be able to start and stop at anytime?

Our courses are available online 24/7 and you are able to log in and log out at any time during the course. If you are going to be away from your computer for more than 10-15 minutes, simply log out. When you log back in, you will be able to re-enter the lesson you were last in.

How long do your continuing education courses take to complete?

Continuing education requirements vary by state. Each course lists a minimum number of credit hours required to complete the course.

How long do I have access to the courses?

We allow up to 6 months for you to complete the courses. During the six months you have unlimited, 24/7 access. If you need additional time, please contact our offices to arrange an extension (please note: a fee may apply).

Are there tests or quizzes in the courses?

Some states do require quizzes, these will be found at the end of lessons. You cannot fail a quiz, though, as you may take it as many times as required to pass!

Once I complete a course, can I still go back and review the lessons?

You are able to review the lessons at any time during the six months you’ll have access to the courses.

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