Montana Architect License Renewal FAQ’s

How do I renew my Montana architect license?

  1. Complete 12-hours of HSW continuing education
  2. Renew your license online by paying the $55 renewal fee

What are the Montana Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

Montana architects must complete a minimum of 12 HSW continuing education hours (CEHs) each calendar year (January 1 through December 31).

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 Montana architect license?


I have extra Montana 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 Montana of my architect continuing education?

It is the licensee’s responsibility to notify the State.  Record keeping is the responsibility of the licensee. All licensees shall retain course completion certificates for a minimum of six years, for auditing purposes. Architects Training Institute will store your records for 6-years at no additional cost.

Does Montana offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Montana. Follow the instructions on this page to apply which can be found here.

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

Architects have two-years to renew. They must pay the renewal and late fees that have accrued as well as complete the appropriate continuing education. After two years you must reapply for licensure.

How do I contact the Montana Board of Architects with other questions?

Board of Architects and Landscape Architects

301 South Park, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513

If you are already licensed, have applied for a license, are about to apply for a license, or are renewing your license from the Board of Architects and Landscape Architects:

Professional Licensing Customer Service:
(406) 444-6880

If you have questions about continuing education:
(406) 444-5696