This is a timely question, as the biennial renewal cycle is this year, and renewal notices should be appearing in your mail box in about a month with official instructions for Firm and License renewal this cycle. Consider this a “heads up” to keep an eye on your incoming mail.
Licenses expire June 30th of every odd-numbered year. Therefore, both Architecture Firm and Architect renewal applications are due no later than June 30, 2015. The State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs typically mails renewal notices 2 to 3 months prior to the license expiration date. Notices are mailed to the most recent address the licensee has reported to the board. Remember, it is your responsibility to renew your license. If for some reason you do not receive the renewal notice, you are still responsible. Failure to renew your licenses can result in a permanent disciplinary action appearing on your record, so please do not fail to renew.
You can conveniently renew your license and firm registration online with a credit card by visiting the Department of State’s secure website at https://www.mylicense.state.pa.us. You are encouraged to submit your renewal for your individual Architect License and Firm Registration at least 30 days prior to the expiration date to ensure it is renewed on time.
The website for the State Architects Licensure Board is www.dos.state.pa.us/arch. You can check on the current status of your license and read the most up-to-date versions of the State Architects Licensure Law and accompanying regulations.