Continuing Education

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AIAAR State Convention

The AIA Arkansas State Convention is a great channel to reach hundreds of professionals in the design and construction industry. Attendees can look forward to a robust showcase of products and services from local and national vendors; more than two dozen timely and stimulating, AIA-accredited seminars; and great networking opportunities. The convention also includes AIA Arkansas’s Design & Chapter Awards, where the association honors projects and individuals who are transforming communities and shaping the way we live through excellence in design.

Continuing Education Requirements

Continuing education requirements differ per governing body. Below are the requirements for both AIA membership and Arkansas licensure.

AIA Membership

Both membership and continuing education requirements for AIA (national, state and local) are on a calendar year, January through December. AIA members are required to complete a total of 18 continuing education hours annually. Of those 18 hours, 12 hours must be health, safety, and welfare (HSW) education. The remaining 6 hours can be either HSW or general Learning Units (LU). The credit requirement for Sustainable Design (SD) is no longer in place.
(18 TOTAL, 12 HSW, 6 additional hours LU or HSW)

Arkansas Licensure

Individual license renewal are required by July 31st annually. Each Arkansas registered architect is required to complete a minimum of twelve (12) continuing education hours each CALENDAR year.  (ie. Renewals in 2014 will include CEH earned from January – December of 2013)  All twelve (12) CEHs must be completed in HSW subjects acquired in structured educational activities.

For more information on CEH requirements for license renewals visit the Arkansas State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers.

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