New Hampshire License Renewal Deadline Updates & FAQs

New Hampshire architects, your license renewal deadline has been extended! In May, Governor Sununu signed an emergency order that includes the following changes:

  • Certain Continuing Education Requirements for Licensed Professionals Waived
  • Continuing Education of Licensed Professionals Through Remote Instruction
  • Waiver of Notarization Requirements
  • Electronic Signatures Accepted

Here’s more information on the basics you need to know.

Waived CE Requirements

All continuing education requirements are waived for licensees who are scheduled to renew between March 13, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Continuing Education of Licensed Professionals Through Remote Instruction

For anyone whose requirements are not waived (see above), licensees are allowed to complete continuing education requirements through remote instruction until December 31, 2020

(Click here to view state-approved online continuing education courses).

Waiver of Notarization Requirements

Any requirement in statute or rules that requires that documents submitted to the board, commission, or council be notarized or signed by a justice of the peace is hereby suspended for the duration of the State of Emergency.

Electronic Signatures Accepted 

During the State of Emergency, all boards, councils, or commissions administered by the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification shall accept electronic signatures or scans of signed documents in addition to original signatures.

For the latest detailed information regarding your state regulations, visit the New Hampshire Board of Architects page. Or keep an eye on our website for simplified news when you don’t have time to read government documents!