Mississippi Architect Frequently Asked Renewal Questions

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?


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/