State Requirements

Who needs Architects Continuing Education?

The answer is “almost every architect.”

A vast majority of state licensing bodies across the country have continuing education requirements, and so do professional trade associations.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), for example, asks its members to complete 18 learning unit hours (LUs) of continuing education per year, 12 of which must include the Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) designation, of which four must be related to sustainable design.  All AIA continuing education requirements can be satisfied by completing online courses offered here at Certified Training Institute.

Continuing education for architects is vital to professional development, and we help you stay current on the latest developments in the ever-changing design industry.  To find details about architect license requirements by state, click on the links below.

Architect License Renewal Information by State
State Total Hours Requirements Cycle Deadline Years
 

Alabama AIA Courses

12 12 HSW Annual September 30  
Alaska AIA Courses 24 24 HSW Biennial December 31 Odd
Arizona AIA Courses No CE        
Arkansas AIA Courses 12 12 HSW Annual July 31  
California AIA Courses 5 5 Disability Access Biennial Report Date  
Colorado AIA Courses 12 12 HSW Annual October 31 Odd
Connecticut AIA Courses No CE        
Delaware AIA Courses 12 12 HSW Annual July 31 Odd
District Of Columbia AIA Courses 24 24 HSW Biennial April 30  
Florida AIA Courses 24 24 HSW Biennial February 28 Odd
Georgia AIA Courses 24 16 HSW Biennial July 31  
Hawaii AIA Courses 16 16 HSW Biennial Birthdate  
Idaho AIA Courses 8 8 HSW Annual Birthdate  
Illinois AIA Courses 24 16 HSW Biennial November 30 Even
Indiana AIA Courses 24 16 HSW Biennial Report Date  
Iowa AIA Courses 24 16 HSW Biennial    
Kansas AIA Courses 30 NON HSW ACCEPTED Biennial June 30  
Kentucky AIA Courses 12 8 HSW Annual June 30  
Louisiana AIA Courses 12 12 HSW Annual December 31 Every
Maine AIA Courses No CE        
Maryland AIA Courses 24 16 HSW Biennial Licensure Date  
Massachusetts AIA Courses 12 8 HSW Annual August 31  
Michigan AIA Courses 24 24 HSW Biennial October 31 Odd begins 2015
Minnesota AIA Courses 24 24 HSW Biennial June 30 Even
Mississippi AIA Courses 12 12 HSW Annual November 30 Odd
Missouri AIA Courses 24 16 HSW Biennial    
Montana AIA Courses No CE        
Nebraska AIA Courses 24 16 HSW Biennial December 31 A-K=Odd L-Z=Even
Nevada AIA Courses 8 8 HSW Annual December 31  
New Hampshire AIA Courses 24 16 HSW Biennial    
New Jersey AIA Courses 24 16 HSW Biennial July 31 Odd
New Mexico AIA Courses 12 12 HSW Annual December 31 Odd
New York AIA Courses 36 24 HSW Every 3 yrs Last day of month preceeding birthday month.  
North Carolina AIA Courses 12 12 HSW Annual June 30  
North Dakota AIA Courses No CE        
Ohio AIA Courses 12 12 HSW Annual June 30  
Oklahoma AIA Courses 24 24 HSW Biennial June 30  
Oregon AIA Courses 24 24 HSW Biennial Renewal date is report date  
Pennsylvania AIA Courses No CE        
Puerto Rico AIA Courses 50 36 HSW Every 5 Years    
Rhode Island AIA Courses 24 16 HSW Biennial December 31 Odd
South Carolina AIA Courses 24 24 HSW Biennial June 30  
South Dakota AIA Courses 12 12 HSW Annual July 31  
Tennessee AIA Courses 24 13 HSW Biennial Varies depending on License Date  
Texas AIA Courses 12 12 HSW Annual Last Day of Birth Month  
Utah AIA Courses 24 24 HSW Biannual December 31 (12 Annual) Odd
Vermont AIA Courses 24 24 HSW Biennial January 31 Odd
Virgin Islands AIA Courses No CE        
Virginia AIA Courses 16 NON-HSW ACCEPTED Biennial Licensure Date  
Washington AIA Courses 24 16 HSW Biennial    
Washington DC AIA Courses 24 24 HSW Biennial April 30 – Individual/Ap 1st Div of Corps Even
West Virginia AIA Courses 12 8 HSW Annual June 30  
Wisconsin AIA Courses 24 16 HSW Biennial July 31 Even
Wyoming AIA Courses 16 16 HSW Biennial December 31, of the year following the year of issue  
 

Note: This information is for reference purposes only. Information provided is subject to change without notice. Please check with your state licensing agency to obtain official information.