Maine Architect FAQs

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

Maine Architect Renewal

License Renewal Deadline: June 30th, annually

State Required Continuing Education: There are no active requirements for continuing education

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

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Renewing Your License:

How do I renew my Maine architect license?

Submit a completed license renewal application and the renewal fee to the board prior to your license expiration date.

What are the Maine continuing education requirements for architects?

Architects in Maine are not currently required to complete continuing education in order to renew their license

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).

My Maine architect license has lapsed — how do I reinstate it?

Licenses may be renewed up to 90 days after the expiration date upon payment of a late fee in addition to the regular renewal fee.

State Contact Info:

Board of Licensure for Architects, Landscape Architects & Interior Designers
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 624-8522
Fax: (207) 624-8637

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.