Missouri Architects Continuing Education Requirements

Total State Hours: 24-Hours including 16-hours in HSW subjects
Total AIA Membership Hours: 18 Annually, including 12 HSW

Renewal Deadline: December 31st
Years: Architects licensed in even years will renew during even years. Architects licensed in odd years will renew during odd years.

How do I renew my Missouri architect license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of continuing education including 16-hours of HSW
  2. Renew your license online

What are the Missouri Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

Missouri architects must complete a minimum of 24 continuing education hours including 16-hours in HSW by December 31st every two-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 Missouri architect license?


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

Yes, a maximum of 12 qualifying CEUs may be forwarded to the subsequent renewal period.

Who notifies Missouri of my architect continuing education?

It is the registrant’s responsibility to notify the State.  Records must be maintained for a minimum of four years for auditing purposes. Architects Training Institute will store your records for 6-years at no additional cost.

Does Missouri offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Missouri, complete the Missouri Application for Licensure as an Architect by Comity.

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

Complete the Missouri Application for Relicensure.

Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Landscape Architects

3605 Missouri Boulevard, Suite 380
Jefferson City, MO  65109

Phone: 573-751-0047
Fax: 573-751-8046
TTY: 800-735-2966
Voice Relay: 800-735-2466

Email: profreg@pr.mo.gov
Website:  http://pr.mo.gov/architects.asp