Ohio Architect License Renewal FAQ’s

How do I renew my Ohio architect license?

  1. Complete 12-hours of continuing education
  2. Renew your license online by paying the $125 renewal fee

What are the Ohio Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

Ohio 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 Ohio architect license?


I have extra Ohio 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 Ohio of my architect continuing education?

Ohio 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 furnished to the Board in response to an audit. Architects Training Institute will maintain your records for 6 years at no extra charge.

Does Ohio offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Ohio. Contact NCARB at www.ncarb.org and have your records sent to the Ohio architect board.

How do I contact the state with further questions?

Ohio Architects & Landscape Architects Examiners Board

77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108

Tel: (614) 466-2316
Fax: (614) 644-9048