Wisconsin 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: Even-Numbered Years

How do I renew my Wisconsin architect license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of continuing education including 16-hours in HSW subjects
  2. Use the renewal form sent to you by the state.

What are the Wisconsin Continuing Education Guideline Requirements

Architects in Wisconsin are required to complete 24-hours of continuing education including 16-hours in HSW subjects by July 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 Wisconsin architect license?


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

Continuing education hours earned in excess of the minimum requirements for Renewal of registration may be carried forward to the next renewal period but is limited to a maximum of 8 contact hours.

Who notifies Wisconsin of my architect continuing education?

The licensee must notify the state. Architects Training Institute will provide a printable certificate upon course completion and store your continuing education records for 6-years.

State of Wisconsin – Department of Safety and Professional Services 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI  53708-8935

Street Address:
1400 East Washington Avenue, Room 112
Madison, WI  53703

Website: http://dsps.wi.gov/Home
Phone: 608-266-2112
Toll Free: 877-617-1565
Email:  dsps@wisconsin.gov
Office Hours:  7:45 a.m – 4:30 p.m.