Continuing education is mandatory both for maintaining your AIA membership as well as maintaining your license to practice architecture in Minnesota. The requirements vary slightly and are as follows:
AIA’s requirement is 18 hours of continuing education, 12 of which must address Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) issues. This is an annual requirement on a calendar-year basis. If you exceed the requirement in any given year, up to 18 hours can be carried over to the following year. If you do not meet the requirement, you have a grace period of nine months (through September 30) to make up the preceeding year’s requirement (but you must meet the current year’s requirement, as well).
An AIA Transcript is maintained for all AIA members on the national AIA’s web site. You can check your transcript at any time by visiting AIA Education.
To review answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit CES FAQs.
State of Minnesota Requirement for Licensing
Continuing education is required to maintain your license in Minnesota. The requirement is 24 hours of Health Safety Welfare credits every two years, 2 of which must address professional ethics. The current biennium is July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. Up to 12 hours of credit can be carried over from one biennium to the next.