AIA and Associate AIA members are able to keep track of credits and access the transcript tracking service. Reporting your continuing education credits to licensing boards is easy using this member benefit. Use your AIA log-in to access your transcript.
AIA architect members are required to complete 18 learning unit (LU) hours of continuing education per year for membership renewal. Of those 18 LU hours:
- At least 12 hours must be in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) topics;
- Of those 12 HSW hours, at least 4 hours must be in topics relating to sustainable design (SD).
The Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors has approved administrative rules [Chapter A-E 12] that establish minimum continuing education requirements for architects to renew their state license. The new continuing education rules became effective on July 1, 2010, and will first apply when you renew your next two-year Wisconsin license by August 2012.
Architects will need 24 hours of continuing education, including 16 hours related to health, safety and welfare topics, every two years. The AIA is listed as an approved provider of continuing education programs; and architects can use the AIA/CES transcript to document their continuing education hours. To review the new requirements, go to:
To date, most states that require MCE indicate that they will accept AIA/CES transcripts as documentation for completion of the continuing education credit. For AIA members, this means that our single record-keeping system is the documentation needed for reporting most of your state MCE requirements. We do, however, strongly suggest that you keep backup documentation of your activities as support, especially if the credit is a self-reported activity. The AIA or your state licensing board may require you to show backup documentation at renewal time or if you are under an audit.