AIA Architect and International Associate members are required to complete 18 learning units (LUs) of continuing education every year. Of those 18 LUs, at least 12 must be for approved health, safety, and welfare (HSW) courses. Architect Emeritus members are required to complete one (1) LU each membership year. Associate and Allied members do not have a continuing education requirement.
New members are not required to complete the AIA continuing education requirement until their first full year as a member. For example, someone who joins in June will not be required to complete 18 LUs until the following year.
Please visit https://www.aia.org/pages/2696-continuing-education-aia-and-state-requirement for more information.
To practice architecture in the United States, you must earn a license from the regulatory board in the jurisdiction where you want to practice. Each of the 55 U.S. states and territories, or jurisdictions, sets their own requirements for licensure in that jurisdiction, but they all include three core components: education, experience, and examination.
NCARB recommends and encourages national standards for these three areas, which many licensing boards choose to adopt—although others set their own unique qualifications.
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We were thrilled to participate in the South Florida Architecture & Design Summit last month! This important event brings together the region’s leading architects, engineers, developers, and design professionals to discuss the latest trends and developments in architecture and design.
On behalf of the SoFlo NOMA Board! Announcing the launch of our ARE Scholarship. It is truly the embodiment of the service to the community to be able to provide financial support by way of scholarships. Please join their mission to increase the percentage of minorities in their beloved profession by strengthening the numbers of ARE test takers and ARE test passers!!!
This scholarship is available to NOMA members only (we encourage you to join now if you are not currently a member – it is a great organization to be part of National Organization of Minority Architects (noma.net)).
This scholarship is also available to IPAL students, please share with any students at FIU that are in the IPAL program and who are NOMAS members (never too late to join).
Looking for study resources for the ARE? NCARB has developed ARE 5.0 practice exams to help you prepare for the real thing!
To complete the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®), you have to earn 1,860 hours of experience under setting A—that’s work completed under the supervision of a U.S. or Canadian architect, while working for (and paid!) by a firm lawfully practicing architecture.