Utah Architect and Landscape Architect FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about Utah architect licensing and continuing education

Utah Architect Renewal

Continuing Education Deadline: December 31st of odd-numbered years

License Renewal Deadline: May 31st of even-numbered years

State Required Continuing Education: 12 hrs per calendar year

AIA Membership Continuing Education: 18 hrs annually, including 12 HSW

See Utah AIA Courses

Utah Landscape Architect Renewal

Continuing Education Deadline: December 31st of odd-numbered years

License Renewal Deadline: May 31st of even-numbered years

State Required Continuing Education: 16 hrs

See Utah LA CES Courses

Renewing Your License:

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 requirements for architects?

 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.

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 completed 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.

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?

Yes.

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

State Contact Info:

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
https://dopl.utah.gov/arch/

Renewing Your License:

How do I renew my Utah landscape architect license?

  1. Complete 16 hours of continuing education
  2. Pay the $74 renewal fee and renew your license online

What are the continuing education requirements to renew my Utah landscape architect license?

16 hours of continuing education. If you are initially licensed during a renewal cycle you must complete a prorated amount of continuing education. Contact the board for details:

When is my Utah landscape architect license due for renewal?

May 31st of even-numbered years.

I have extra Utah landscape architect continuing education credits, can I use them during my next licensing cycle?

No, you must complete your continuing education during the current cycle.

Who submits my continuing education to Utah?

Utah does not require course submission. However, you are responsible for keeping track of your continuing education records in case you are audited. Architects Training Institute will store your records for 6 years at no cost.

Are LA CES approved courses accepted to renew my Utah landscape architect license?

Yes

Who submits my continuing education to LA CES?

We will submit to LA CES for you.

My Utah landscape architect license lapsed–how do I reinstate it?

If your license expired less than two years ago, you may renew as normal by paying the renewal fee, late fee, and completing 16 hours of continuing education.

If your license expired more than two years ago you must pass the Landscape Architect Registration Examination and complete 16 hours of continuing education.

State Contact Info:

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
https://dopl.utah.gov/arch/

Once I order the course, how long before I can start?

You may begin immediately! Simply click the Login button in the upper right-hand corner on your desktop or in the upper-right menu on mobile. Once you’ve entered your login and password, you will be taken to your courses. Follow the instructions and enjoy!

Once I start an online course, will I be able to start and stop at anytime?

Our courses are available online 24/7 and you are able to log in and log out at any time during the course. If you are going to be away from your computer for more than 10-15 minutes, simply log out. When you log back in, you will be able to re-enter the lesson you were last in.

How long do your continuing education courses take to complete?

Continuing education requirements vary by state. Each course lists a minimum number of credit hours required to complete the course.

How long do I have access to the courses?

We allow up to 6 months for you to complete the courses. During the six months you have unlimited, 24/7 access. If you need additional time, please contact our offices to arrange an extension (please note: a fee may apply).

Are there tests or quizzes in the courses?

Some states do require quizzes, these will be found at the end of lessons. You cannot fail a quiz, though, as you may take it as many times as required to pass!

Once I complete a course, can I still go back and review the lessons?

You are able to review the lessons at any time during the six months you’ll have access to the courses.

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