Missouri Architect License Renewal FAQ – 2020 Update

How do I renew my Missouri architect license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of continuing education including 16-hours of HSW – Click here to get started!
  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?


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.

Who notifies Missouri of my architect continuing education?

It is the registrant’s responsibility to notify the State.  Records must be maintained for a minimum of four years for auditing purposes. Architects Training Institute will store your records for 6-years at no additional cost.

Does Missouri offer architect reciprocity?


2020 Update – There are now two choices:

  1. If you are applying with an NCARB Certificate, complete the application here.
  2. If you have been licensed for at least one year in another state with no disciplinary action, complaints, or investigation and meet the educational requirements in effect in that state, complete the comity application here.

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

Complete either of the following applications:

  1. Reactivate an “inactive” license
  2. Reactivate an “expired” license

Who do I contact from the state with questions about my Missouri architect license?

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: moapeplspla@pr.mo.gov
Website:  http://pr.mo.gov/architects.asp