Individual licenses must be renewed by July 31st annually.
Your renewal must be received in the Board office by 4:30p.m. CST on
July 31 or postmarked by July 31, 2010.
The Arkansas State Board of Architects does not offer “inactive”
status for individual license holders.
All individual licenses will expire on July 31, 2010 and shall become
invalid on August 1, 2010 unless renewed. Renewals received
after July 31, 2010 will require a late fee(s) and continuing
education penalty fee(s) in addition to renewal fees.
JULY 31, 2010
Individual License – Online Renewal
Online renewal is a fast and efficient way to renew your individual
license. If you renew online, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and
American Express are accepted as forms of payment. Online renewals processed after July 31, 2010 will require a late fee(s) in addition to the renewal fee and continuing education penalty fee(s).
If you choose to utilize the board’s online renewal process,
you will not be required to provide documentation of your continuing
education at time of license renewal. however, if you
are selected for random audit you are required to provide
documents that substanciate your continuing education
provided at the time of your online renewal.
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Online renewal is not available until July 1, 2010
Individual License – Paper Renewal
If you prefer not to utilize the Board’s online renewal process, you may complete and return the 2010 – 2011 License Renewal for Individual Registration form and 2010 -2011 Continuing Education Annual Report form if required. Please note that your completed renewal forms and fee MUST be RECEIVED in the Board office by 4:30p.m. CST on July 31 or postmarked by July 31, 2010. Make check payable to the Arkansas State Board of Architects in the amount of $100.00. Renewals received AFTER July 31, 2010 will require a late fee(s) and continuing education penalty fee(s) in addition to renewal fees.
If you choose not to utilize the board’s online renewal process, you are required to provide documentation of your continuing education at time of license renewal. failure to provide the required documents will result in late fee(s) and continuing education penalty fee(s) in addition to renewal fees.
2010 - 2011 License Renewal for Individual Registration Form - PDF
2010 - 2011 Continuing Education Annual Report Form - PDF
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Individual License – Continuing Education
The Arkansas State Board of Architects adopts regulations setting the minimum standards of continuing education to ensure that all registered architects remain informed of those technical and professional subjects which the Board deems appropriate to professional architectural practice. Failure to satisfy such minimum standards shall be grounds for non-renewal of an architect’s individual
certificate of registration.
How much Continuing Education is required?
Each Arkansas registered architect is required to complete a minimum of twelve (12) continuing education hours each fiscal year. One continuing education hour (CEH) shall represent a minimum of fifty (50) minutes of actual course time. No credit will be allowed for meals, breaks, or business/administration matters related to courses of study.
Registrants shall complete a minimum of twelve (12) CEH's in structured course study. Structured course study shall consist of participation in education activities presented by individuals or groups qualified by professional, practical, or academic experience to conduct courses of study. Structured activities do not include reading magazine articles.
Self reporting hours or non-structured course study (including architectural record) will not be counted toward your arkansas continuing education requirment.
Topics for the twelve (12) continuing education hours
shall meet the following requirements:
Eight (8) CEH's (minimum) shall include the study of relevant technical and professional architectural subjects related to safeguarding life, health, property, and promoting public welfare.
Four (4) CEH's (maximum) may consist of elective topics related to any other area in the practice or architecture.
The Arkansas State Board of Architects does not allow the carry-over of continuing eduction hours from the previous year.
What does the Board accept as proper Continuing Education credit?
Any structured program in health, safety, and welfare contained in the record of an approved professional registry will be accepted by the board as fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Board. The Board approves the American Institute of Architects as a professional registry, and contact hours listed in structured health, safety, and welfare in the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Services (AIA/CES) Transcript of Continuing Education Activities will be accepted by the board for both resident and non-resident architects.
You are required to provide individual participant documentation from a person other than yourself. documentation provided for board consideration must clearly indicate (hsw) or (lu) for proper credit to be applied toward your individual contiuning education requirement.
What happens if I don’t file me
Continuing Education by the deadline?
Failure to fulfill the continuing education requirements, or file the annual report, properly completed and signed, by July 31, 2010 shall result in a penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per month for a maximum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) each year in addition to the renewal fee and late payment fees. Failure to comply with the Continuing Education requirements may also result in revocation of your license.
Who is exempt from the Continuing Education requirement?
A registrant may be exempt from participating in the continuing education
program required by the Board for one of the following reasons:
- First time new registrants by examination or first time reciprocal registrants with the license number 4338 or higher are exempt for 2010 renewal period.
- Individual registrants who hold emeritus status.
- Registrants who have served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States for a period of time exceeding ninety (90) consecutive days during the annual report period of August 1, 2009 thru July 31, 2010.
- Any individual registrant experiencing physical disability, illness or other extenuating circumstances may request exemption from the continuing education requirements. The Registrant shall provide supporting documentation for the Board's review. The Board on an individual basis will consider such hardship cases. The request for a hardship must be received in the Board office by June 1, 2010.
- Non-Registrant license holders from another NCARB jurisdiction with either a mandated or voluntary continuing education program, provided that same jurisdiction accepts Arkansas continuing education requirements as satisfying their continuing education requirement.
The Arkansas State Board of Architects accepts the continuing education programs of the following: AL, FL, IL IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MN, NE, NM, NJ, NY, NC, OK, OR, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, WV and WY.
Non-resident license holders wishing to claim exemption from arkansas’ mandatory continuing education program must provide a copy of a current license or affidavit stating that all requirements of that jurisdiction for current continuing education compliance and registration have been met.
Failure to provide the required continuing education documentation will result in late fee(s) and continuing education penalty fee(s) in addition to renewal fees.
Individual License – Renewal Fees
|Individual Registration - Renewal Fees
|Individual Registration – Paper Renewal Fee
|Individual Registration – Online Renewal Fee
|* The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) charges an online renewal convenience fee of 4% + $1 to the total amount paid by each user. Online renewals processed after July 31, 2010 will require a late fee(s) in addition to the renewal fee and continuing education penalty fee(s).
Individual Registration – Late Fees
If you decide to allow your license to lapse this year, your individual registration may be reinstated within three (3) years by paying all renewal fees and late penalties for each year in default.
Month of Renewal
Individual Registration - Late Fees
Continuing Education Late Fee
Renewal Late Fee
|1 Month Expired
|2 Months Expired
|3 Months Expired
|4 - 12 Months Expired
* If renewed within one year from date of expiration.
|13 Months Expired
|14 Months Expired
|15 Months Expired
|16 - 24 Months Expired
* If renewed within two years from date of expiration.
|25 Months Expired
|26 Months Expired
|27 Months Expired
|28 -36 Months Expired
* If renewed within three years from date of expiration.
Individual’s who have allowed their registration to lapse for a period of three (3) or more years shall re-apply through the means of which the initial license was granted.
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