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Florida License CE Renewal

By law, Florida architects have two important deadlines approaching.
December 31, 2022­- Continuing Education credits must be completed
February 28, 2023­- License must be renewed
Florida architects must renew their license by February 28, 2023.­ However, Florida law requires they complete at least 24 hours of continuing education credit, 22 HSW plus a two-hour Advanced Florida Building code credit, between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2022.­
IT CAN BE CONFUSING! But continuing education units must be obtained by December 31, prior to the February 28 license renewal deadline.

Visit the Florida­ ­­Department of Business and Professional Regulation website to renew your Florida architect license.

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As a reminder, on Nov. 21, 2012, Rule 61G1-24, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C), outlining the continuing education hours (CEH) requirements changed from 20 to 24 hours per biennium. (22 hours in health, safety and welfare approved courses and 2 hours in the Florida Building Code Advanced Course). For more information, see the DBPR Architecture Continuing Education Handbook, click here.


When an architect renews their license, he/she will attest to completing 24 continuing education hours from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2022.


The Board of Architecture and Interior Design (BOAID) no longer accepts optional self-directed study courses delivered by non-AIA providers.


For more information on CE Laws & Rules and answers to frequently asked questions, click here.


For a reference chart showing AIA Continuing Education requirements vs. Florida Continuing Education requirements, consult the table below or click here.



AIA Membership CE Requirements



Florida Architect License CE

­Number of Credits Required per ­Calendar Year

­18 Learning Units (LU)

  • 12 HSW LU
  • 6 LU



24 Learning Units (LU)

  • 22 HSW LU
  • 2 Florida Building Code Advanced

Renewal Period Expiration

Dec. 31 of each year

Feb. 28 of each odd numbered year

Time Period to Earn CEH

Per Calendar Year

Per Calendar Year

Carry Over

Up to 18 LUs annually

No Carryover Allowed


Refer to the­ ­­­­­AIA CES Member FAQs for more information.


Refer to the DBPR’s Architectural Continuing Education Handbook and the Board of Architecture & Interior Design FAQ.­Most questions can be answered by reading these resources.


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