Vermont Architect and Landscape Architect FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about Vermont architect licensing and continuing education.

Vermont Architect Renewal

Renewal Deadline: January 31st of odd-numbered years

Renewal Cycle: Biennially

State Required Continuing Education: 24 hrs in HSW subjects

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

See Vermont AIA Courses

Vermont Landscape Architect Renewal

Renewal Deadline: January 31st of odd-numbered years

Renewal Cycle: Biennially

State Required Continuing Education: There are no active continuing education requirements at this time

See Vermont LA CES Courses

Renewing Your License:

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 requirements for architects?

Architects in Vermont are required to complete 24 HSW hours of continuing education by January 31st of odd-numbered years.

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 completed 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.

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?

Yes.

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

You must complete the required continuing education, pay your renewal fee and late fee.

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.

State Contact Info:

Vermont Secretary of State
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone: (802) 828-1505
https://sos.vermont.gov/architects/

Renewing Your License:

How do I renew my Vermont landscape architect license?

You will receive a renewal notice 6 weeks prior to your license expiration date. Once you receive the notice you will be able to renew your license online.

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

You do not need to complete continuing education at this time.

Who submits my continuing education to LA CES?

We will submit to LA CES for you.

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

You must complete the required continuing education, pay your renewal fee and late fee.

State Contact Info:

Vermont Secretary of State
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone: (802) 828-1505
https://sos.vermont.gov/landscape-architects/

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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