Continuing Education (CE)
Architects, as a condition of license renewal, must complete five (5) hours continuing education (CE) coursework on disability access requirements and another five (5) hours on zero net carbon design (ZNCD) for a total of 10 CE hours during each renewal cycle.
The required CE coursework must be completed prior to the license expiration date. However, when an architect renews a delinquent license the CE coursework must be completed within the two years (24 months) prior the date the license is renewed.
Newly licensed architects must complete the CE requirement when they renew regardless of how long they have held a license. The law does not allow for any waiver or extension.
Coursework must be presented by trainers or educators with knowledge and experience in the subject matter. The Board is presently in the process of developing regulations to establish qualifications for courses and course providers.
Architects must certify during the license renewal process that the required coursework hours will be completed prior to the license expiration date (or within the prior 24 months for delinquent renewals). The Board conducts random compliance audits; therefore, it is important to maintain records.
An architect found to be noncompliant with the renewal requirement may be cited, which may include a monetary penalty, or face disciplinary action as is determined appropriate by the Board.