Nebraska Architect Renewal FAQ’s

How do I renew my Nebraska architect license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of continuing education including 16-hours of HSW & 1-hour of professional ethics
  2. A renew form will be sent you in October of your renew year
  3. Complete the paper renew form or renew online.
  4. Pay the $80 renewal fee

What are the Nebraska Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

Nebraska architects must complete a minimum of 24 continuing education hours including 16-hours of HSW & 1-hour of professional ethics by December 31st. Architects with last names A-K will renew during odd-numbered years. Architects with last names L-Z will renew during even-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 Nebraska architect license?


I have extra Nebraska architect continuing education hours, can I apply them to the next renewal cycle?

You can carry over any excess that you previously did not use, up to one-half of the previous biennial requirement.

Who notifies Nebraska of my architect continuing education?

It is the licensee’s responsibility to notify the State. Architects Training Institute will store your continuing education records for 6-years at no additional cost.

Does Nebraska offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Nebraska. Follow this link to proceed:

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

  1. Complete an Architect License Application
  2. Submit documentation of continuing education
  3. Complete a Reinstatement Affidavit.
  4. Pay the $150 reinstatement fee

State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects

Physical Address:
215 Centennial Mall South, Ste. 400
Lincoln, NE 68508

P.O. Box 95165
Lincoln, NE 68509-5165

Phone: 402-471-2021
Fax: 402-471-0787