Oklahoma Architect FAQs

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

Oklahoma Architect Renewal

Renewal Deadline: June 30th of odd-numbered years

Renewal Cycle: Biennial

State Required Continuing Education: 24 hrs in HSW subjects

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

See Oklahoma AIA Courses

Renewing Your License:

How do I renew my Oklahoma architect license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of continuing education
  2. Complete the renewal notice sent to you by the state 6 weeks prior to June 30th of odd-numbered years. If you do not receive a renewal form by May 15th of odd-numbered years contact the board.

What are the Oklahoma continuing education requirements for architects?

Oklahoma architects must complete a minimum of 24 HSW continuing education hours by June 30th of odd-numbered years.

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

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

Who notifies Oklahoma of my completed architect continuing education?

The licensee must notify the state of their continuing education. Architects Training Institute will store your continuing education records for 6-years at no additional cost.

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 Oklahoma architect license?


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

You must contact the Board office at (405) 949-2383 to determine what requirements you must meet to renew your license.

Getting a License:

How do I obtain an Oklahoma architect license?

There are several ways to obtain licensure in Oklahoma. Visit this page for more information: https://www.ok.gov/Architects/Individual_Licensure_&_Registration/Architectural_License_Applications.html

Does Oklahoma offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Oklahoma. Follow this link to proceed: https://www.ok.gov/Architects/documents/2017%20reciprocal%20architect%20application.pdf

State Contact Info:

Oklahoma Board of Architects
3555 NW 58th St., Ste #640
Oklahoma City, OK 73112            

Phone: (405) 949-2383
Fax: (405) 949-1690

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.