Kansas Architects Continuing Education Requirements

Total State Hours: 30 PDH
Total AIA Membership Hours: 18 Annually, including 12 HSW

Renewal Deadline: June 30th
Years: A-L: even-numbered years | M-Z: odd-numbered years

How do I renew my Kansas architect license? 

A renewal notice will be sent to you in the mail approximately two months prior to the expiration date of your license. It is important to always keep your address updated with the state so you will receive your renewal notice.  

What are the Kansas Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

Kansas architects must complete a minimum of 30 PDH every two years by June 30th. Last names beginning with the initials A-L renew in even-numbered years. Last names beginning with the initials M-Z renew in odd-numbered years.

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 Kansas architect license?

Yes.

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

Carry-over hours are allowed. A maximum of 30 PDHs may be carried forward into the next renewal period. Carry-over hours must be documented if audited.  You must list ALL 30 plus PDHs on the Continuing Education Report Form for carry-over hours and attach documentation in the same order as listed on the form.

Who notifies Kansas of my architect continuing education?

It is the licensee’s responsibility to notify the state.  You must keep your records for at least 4 years. Architects Training Institute will store your records for 6-years at no additional cost.

How do I obtain a Kansas architect license?

Yes, first, you must complete an application form. Next, you will pay a non-refundable $60 application fee. Then, you must have your NCARB Record transmitted. (details can be found on the 1st page of the application). Finally, you must take and pass the appropriate exam.

Does Kansas offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, first, you must complete an application form. Next, you will pay a non-refundable $250 application fee. Then, you must have your NCARB Record transmitted. (details can be found on the 1st page of the application).

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

You must complete an application for reinstatement and pay a $100 fee.

Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

900 SW Jackson St., Ste. 507
Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: 785-296-3053
Website:  http://www.ksbtp.ks.gov/home