Utah Architects Continuing Education Requirements

Total State Hours: 12-Hours of CE Per Year, Equaling 24-hours Per Cycle.
Total AIA Membership Hours: 18 Annually, including 12 HSW

CE Deadline: December 31st, Odd-Numbered Years
Renewal Deadline: May 31st, Even-Numbered Years

How do I renew my Utah architect license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of continuing education by December 31st of odd numbered years
  2. Renew your license online by paying the $74 renewal fee

What are the Utah Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

 Architects in Utah are required to complete 12-hours of continuing education every year, equaling 24-hours each cycle. Continuing education is due December 31st of odd-numbered years and licenses are renewed May 31st of even-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 Utah architect license?


I have extra Utah 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 Utah of my architect continuing education?

Utah does not require architects or continuing education providers notify the state of continuing education unless they perform an audit. Architects must maintain continuing education records for 6-years in case of an audit. Architects Training Institute will maintain your continuing education records for 6-years at no extra cost.

Does Utah offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Utah. Contact the state for details: 801-530-6628

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6741

Phone: 801-530-6628
Toll-Free: 866-275-3675
Fax: 801-530-6511
Email: doplweb@utah.gov
Website: http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/architecture.html