Continuing Education

A Society of The American Institute of Architects

Continuing Education

AIA Requirements

All active AIA members must successfully complete 18 learning unit (LU) hours each year, with at least 12 of the 18 LU hours relating to health, safety, and/or welfare (HSW). A member who fails to meet the annual requirement will be given a one-year grace period. Any credit earned in the following year will apply toward the deficit. During the first nine months of the grace period, members are able to report retroactively any activities that were completed in the previous year. A member who exceeds the annual requirement may carry up to 18 LU hours (including eight hours of HSW) over to the next year. Carryover credit can be used for one year only; it is not cumulative. Only the number of credits needed to fulfill the annual requirement for the following year may be carried over. Extra credit may not be carried past the one-year limit. NOTE: Most state licensing boards do not allow carryover and deficit credit. States have strict continuing education timeframes, and credits must be earned within them.

Kentucky Board of Architects Requirements

Kentucky Board of Architects RequirementsThe Commonwealth of Kentucky requires 12 professional development unit (PDU) hours each renewal period, which runs from July 1 to June 30. Eight of the 12 PDU hours must relate to health, safety, and/or welfare (HSW) topics. The Board DOES NOT pre-approve education programs for credit. It is the responsibility of the architect to make appropriate judgments about whether the quality and applicability of the programs submitted to the Board for credit meet the state requirements. Complete information about the Kentucky requirement for license renewal is available at the KY Board of Architects Website.