Oregon Architect FAQs

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

Oregon Architect Renewal

Renewal Deadline: December 31st

Renewal Cycle: Every Two-Years. Registrations ending in even numbers renew during even-numbered years and vice versa.

State Required Continuing Education: 24 hrs in HSW subjects

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

See Oregon AIA Courses

Renewing Your License:

How do I renew my Oregon architect license?

  1. Complete 12-hours of continuing education
  2. Renew your license online by paying the $200 renewal fee

What are the Oregon continuing education requirements for architects?

12 hours every year by the last day of the month in which you were initially licensed

I have extra Oregon 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 Oregon of my completed architect continuing education?

The licensee must notify the state of their continuing education. Architects Training Institute will maintain records of your continuing education 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 Oregon architect license?


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

If your license has been expired for five years or less you must pay a $400 reinstatement fee and complete a reinstatement application.

Getting a License:

How do I obtain an Oregon architect license?

You may obtain a license through examination or reciprocity.

Does Oregon offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Oregon. Complete a Reciprocity Application to begin.

State Contact Info:

Oregon Board of Architect Examiners

205 Liberty St. NE Suite A
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: (503) 763-0662
Fax: (503) 364-0510
Oregon Board of Architectural Examiners

Open Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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.