Massachusetts Architects Continuing Education Requirements

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

Renewal Deadline: August 31st
Years: Annually

How do I renew my Massachusetts architect license?

The state sends renewal notices prior to expiration. Your License renewal form will have a check-off required which certifies that the renewing architect has met the CE requirements. A random audit will be performed after the renewals are received.

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 Massachusetts architect license?


I have extra Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts of my architect continuing education?

It is the licensee’s responsibility to notify the state.  You must keep your records for at least 2 years. Random audits are conducted after renewal application is received. Architects Training Institute will store your records for 6-years at no extra cost.

Division of Professional Licensure Board of Registration of Architects

1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6100

Phone: 617-701-8690
Fax: 617-727-1627