Louisiana Architects Continuing Education Requirements

Total State Hours: 12 Hours in HSW subjects
Total AIA Membership Hours: 18 Annually, including 12 HSW

Renewal Deadline: December 31st
Years: Annual

How do I renew my Louisiana architect license?

  1. Complete 12-hours of continuing education
  2. Louisiana provides 3 options for license renewal.
    1. Renew your license completely online (including fee payment).
    2. Complete the online renewal, print the reciept at the end and mail it along with a renewal check.

NOTE: All mailed forms & checks must be postmarked by December 31st to avoid a late fee.

What are the fees for renewing a Louisiana architect license?

If paid on time - Instate: $75 | Out-of-State: $150
If paid late - Instate: $180 | Out-of-State: $330

What are the Louisiana Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

Louisiana architects must complete a minimum of 12 HSW continuing education hours each calendar year (January 1 through December 31).

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 Louisiana architect license?


I have extra Louisiana 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 Louisiana of my architect continuing education?

It is the licensee’s responsibility to notify the state.  You must keep your records for at least 3 years. Architects Training Institute will store your records for 6-years at no additional cost.

Does Louisiana offer architect reciprocity?

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

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

Complete the Architect Deliquent Renewal Form and pay the appropriate fee, $180 in-state or $330 out-of-state.

Louisiana Board of Architectural Examiners

9625 Fenway Avenue, Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: (225) 925-4802
Fax: (225) 925-4804
Email: bd@lsbae.brcoxmail.com
Website: https://lsbae.com/licensure/licensing-registration/