Oregon Architects Continuing Education Requirements

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

Renewal Deadline: December 31st
Years: Every Two-Years. Registrations ending in even numbers renew during even-numbered years and vice versa.

How do I renew my Oregon architect license?

  1. Complete 12-hours of continuing education
  2. Renew your license online by paying the $200 renewal fee

What are the Oregon Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

Oregon architects must complete a minimum of 24 HSW continuing education hours by December 31 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 Oregon architect license?


I have extra Oregon 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 Oregon of my architect continuing education?

The licensee must notify the state of their continuing education. Architects Training Institute will maintain records of your continuing education for 6-years at no additional cost.

Does Oregon offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Oregon. Complete a Reciprocity Application to begin.

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

You may renew your license normally but you will have to pay an additional $100 late fee. If your license is beyond expired you must pay an additional $400 reinstatement fee.

Oregon Board of Architect Examiners

205 Liberty St. NE Suite A
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503-763-0662
Fax: 503-364-0510
Website: http://orbae.com/

Open Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm