Vermont Architects Continuing Education Requirements

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

Renewal Deadline: January 31st
Years: Odd-Numbered Years

How do I renew my Vermont architect license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of continuing education
  2. Complete and return the renewal notice sent to you 6 weeks prior to your deadline and pay the $155 renewal fee.

What are the Vermont Continuing Education Guideline Requirements?

Architects in Vermont are required to complete 24 HSW hours of continuing education by January 31st of 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 Vermont architect license?


I have extra Vermont 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 Vermont of my architect continuing education?

Vermont 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 4-years in case of an audit. Architects Training Institute will store your records for 6-years at no additional cost.

Does Vermont offer architect reciprocity?

Yes, an individual who is a registered architect in another state and holds an NCARB certificate may become registered in Vermont. Follow this link to proceed:

Vermont State Board of Architects

89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402

Point of Contact:
Danielle Rubalcaba
Phone: 802-828-1501