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Continuing Education

AIA Wisconsin recognizes that continuing education in architecture is crucial to advancing and improving the profession. Architects need continuing education to maintain competency, to prepare for the future, to fulfill the continuing education requirements for AIA membership, and frequently to renew state licensure.

Transcript Service

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 Continuing Education Requirement for Members

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.

Continuing Education Requirements for Wisconsin License Renewal

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 during even numbered years.

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. Review the requirements

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.



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