New Hampshire Architect License Renewal FAQ’s

How do I renew my New Hampshire architect license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of continuing education (12-hours per year)
  2. Renew your license online by paying the $150 renewal fee

What are the New Hampshire Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

New Hampshire architects must complete a minimum of 24 continuing education hours including 8-hours of HSW and 4-hours of Sustainable Design by the last day of their birth month 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 New Hampshire architect license?


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

If you exceed the 24 continuing education units required in any biennial period up to 12 CEU’s may be carried forward into the subsequent renewal period. 

Who notifies New Hampshire of my architect continuing education?

It is the licensee’s responsibility to notify the State. Records must be retained for 4 years. Architects Training Institute will store your records for 6-years at no extra cost.

Does New Hampshire offer architect reciprocity?

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

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

If your license lapsed for less than 12 months you can renew by paying a $30 late fee for each month/fraction of a month you are late. If your license has been expired more than 12 months you must complete a Reinstatement Application and pay a $30 late fee for each month/fraction of a month you are late.

Who do I contact with questions about my New Hampshire architect license?

New Hampshire Board of Architects

121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301-8518

Phone: 603-271-2152
Fax: 603-271-6990

Licensing References

New Hampshire Board of Architects – Administrative Rules
New Hampshire Board of Architects – Continuing Education FAQs