New Jersey 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: July 31st
Years: Odd-Numbered Years

How do I renew my New Jersey architect license?

The Board will send a notice of renewal to each certificate holder at the address registered with the Board at least 60 days prior to the expiration of the certificate.  All licenses issued by the Board shall be issued biennially. The expiration date for all licenses is July 31st of the odd-numbered year. A licensee who seeks renewal of the license shall submit a completed renewal application, a statement that the licensee has successfully completed the continuing education requirement and the $160 renewal fee, prior to the expiration date of the license.

What are the New Jersey Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

New Jersey architects must complete a minimum of 24-hours of continuing education including 16 HSW hours by July 31st off 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 New Jersey architect license?


I have extra New Jersey 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 New Jersey of my architect continuing education?

It is the licensee’s responsibility to notify the State. Records must be retained for 4 years. Architects Training Institute will store your continuing education records for 6-years at no extra cost.

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

  1. You must complete a Reinstatement Application
  2. Pay the $100 reinstatement fee and the $50 late fee
  3. Complete all the continuing education hours required for each biennial period of inactive licensure.

Department of Law & Public Safety Division of Consumer Affairs New Jersey State Board of Architects

124 Halsey Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Phone: 973-504-6385