State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors: Continuing Education
Continuing Education for Professional Engineers
At present, continuing education is not required to maintain or renew a Professional Engineer license.
Continuing Education for Professional Land Surveyors
At present, continuing education is not required to maintain or renew a Professional Land Surveyor license.
The State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers & Professional Land Surveyors developed a Continuing Education process that allows a licensee to demonstrate continued competency and an ability to learn, integrate and apply the knowledge, skill and judgment to practice architecture according to generally accepted industry standards and professional ethical standards.
For the next license renewal period ending October 31, 2017, an Architect shall complete 12 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) each calendar year (2016 and 2017).
A CEH must be a structured educational effort and consist of not less than fifty (50) minutes of actual instruction, presentation or activity in Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) subjects; show proof of retention which the Board has defined as proof of exam, test or quiz or completed Board Continuing Education Structured Form; and must meet all the criteria outlined in Rule 18.104.22.168.2 of the Bylaws, Rules and Policies of the State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers, and Professional Land Surveyors.
Do not send in your CE documentation at the time of your license renewal. You will be asked to attest that you have complied with the Continuing Education requirements at the time of your license renewal. You will not be able to change your license status online (from 'active' to 'inactive' or vice versa, 'expired' to 'active', etc.) but will be required to submit the appropriate application available on the Applications page.
An important component of this program requires that the acceptable CE activity include a documented process or procedure that demonstrates retention. This documentation may be in the form of an examination, quiz or test given at the conclusion of the activity or can be documented on the completed Continuing Education Structured Report form.