Nevada Architect FAQs

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

Nevada Architect Renewal

Renewal Deadline: December 31st

Renewal Cycle: Annually (January 1 – December 31)

State Required Continuing Education: 8 hrs in HSW subjects including 2 hrs in code

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

See Nevada AIA Courses

Renewing Your License:

How do I renew my Nevada architect license?

  1. Complete 8-hours of continuing education
  2. Renew your license online  or complete the Paper Renewal Form
  3. Pay the $150 renewal fee

What are the Nevada continuing education requirements for architects?

Nevada architects must complete a minimum of 8 HSW continuing education hours including 2-hours of code courses each calendar year (January 1 through December 31). 

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

Yes, you may carry over up to 4-hours of continuing education.

Who notifies Nevada of my completed architect continuing education?

Nevada does not require architects or continuing education providers notify the state of continuing education unless they perform an audit. Architects must maintain continuing education records for 6 years and furnish them to the Board in response to an audit. Architects Training Institute will maintain your records for 6 years at no extra charge.

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 Nevada architect license?


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

You must complete all of the continuing education you missed. For example, if your license was lapsed for 3 years you must complete 24-hours of continuing education. You will have to pay a $300 late renewal fee in addition to the the $150 renewal fee.

Getting a License:

How do I obtain a Nevada architect license?

You may obtain registration by examination or reciprocity. Follow this link for more information:

Does Nevada offer architect reciprocity?

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

State Contact Info:

Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design

2080 E. Flamingo Rd., Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Phone: (702) 486-7300
Fax: (702) 486-7304

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.