Wisconsin Architect License Renewal FAQ’s

Wisconsin architects must renew their licenses every even-numbered year by July 31st. The deadline is fast approaching, and we have put together some answers to frequently asked questions about architect license renewal in Wisconsin.

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 architect continuing education 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.

New license holders in their first licensing biennium are only required to complete 8 hours of continuing education.

I’m an AIA member, do I need to complete continuing education for the AIA as well?

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?

Yes, and your AIA hours may also be used to satisfy continuing education requirements in Wisconsin.

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.

What fees are associated with renewing a Wisconsin architect’s license?

Renewal Fee: $68
With Late Fee: $93

How do I contact the Wisconsin Architectural Board with further questions?

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Website
(608) 266-2112
(877) 617-1565
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705