Practicing Architecture in MD

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Licensing in Maryland

Each State/jurisdiction sets its own requirements for the initial registration, examination and practice of architecture. For all information pertaining to architectural licensing in Maryland, visit the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing - Maryland State Board of Architects.

Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) for Maryland Licensed Architects
On October 1, 2003, Maryland became the 28th state to require mandatory continuing education for renewal or reinstatement of an architect’s license.

To qualify for renewal, a licensee must complete 24 continuing education contact hours per 24-month period since the last renewal of a license, including 16 continuing education contact hours that are related to the protection of the health, safety, and welfare (HSW) of the general public.

When you renew, you will be asked to certify that you have complied with the continuing education requirements. Certificates of completion and other forms of proof of attendance do not have to be sent to the Board. Licensees must retain those documents for two years in case of audit.  For information about CEU audits, please contact Terry White, Board Secretary, at (410) 230-6261 or by e-mail at

Any course or activity approved by the American Institute of Architects, or the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, is considered to be a pre-approved course or activity. A course or activity not approved by AIA or NCARB may be given approval by the Board if the licensee seeking approval of the course or activity submits a written request to the Board at least 30 calendar days in advance of the program.

Continuing Education submittal instructions
Continuing Education Units Worksheet

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Board for Architects
500 N. Calvert Street, Room 308
Baltimore, Maryland  21202-3651
(410) 230-6261
Fax:  (410) 333-0021

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