Kentucky Architects Continuing Education Requirements

Total State Hours: 12 Hours including 8 Hours of HSW
Total AIA Membership Hours: 18 Annually, including 12 HSW

CE Deadline: December 31st Annually
License Renewal Deadline: June 30th annually

How do I renew my Kentucky architect license?

  1. Complete 12 Hours of continuing education by December 31st.
  2. A renewal notice will be sent to you in the mail approximately two months prior to the expiration date of your license. 
  3. Complete the renewal notice and pay the $125 fee by June 30th.

What are the Kentucky Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

Kentucky architects must complete a minimum of 12 continuing education hours (CEHs) each calendar year (January 1 through December 31) including 8 hours of continuing education in HSW subjects.

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 Kentucky architect license?


I have extra Kentucky 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 Kentucky of my architect continuing education?

It is the licensee’s responsibility to notify the state.  You must keep your records for at least 5 years. Architects Training Institute will store your records for 6-years at no extra cost.

Does Kentucky offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Kentucky. Follow this link to proceed: It will take about two weeks for the Board to process your application.

Kentucky Board of Architects

155 East Main Street, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: 859-246-2069
Fax: 859-246-2431

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.