Understanding Continuing Education Requirements for Architects, Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects

Georgia Architecture Continuing Education Requirements


Alabama Flag The Georgia State Board of Architects and Interior Designers requires Georgia-registered architects to complete twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education every two years.
  • CE Requirement:  Twenty-four (24) PDUs (Professional Development Units), of which sixteen (16) must be in public protection subjects (HSW) and acquired via stuctured educational activities (i.e. seminar, internet or correspondence course). The remaining eight (8) credits may be earned in related practice subjects (non-HSW) via stuctured educational activities and/or earned in public protection subjects (HSW) via individually planned education activities (activity related to the registrant's profession but not designed and systematically presented as a continuing education activity e.g. publication of an article or book, making a professional or technical presentation, being an active member or officer of professional organization, teaching, etc).
  • CE Cycle: Two-year period running from July 1 of odd-numbered years through June 30 of the following odd-numbered year (e.g. July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011 then July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013).
  • Acceptable Coursework: Use your professional judgment to determine if an activity meets the Board's criteria as summarized in this post and - most importantly - as detailed on Board's website (see "Source" at the end of this post for weblink). 
  • Reporting of Credits:  Providers CANNOT report continuing education credits earned to the Georgia Board, neither can registrants (except in case of audit - see "audit" below).
  • Tracking of Credits: Registrants are responsible for maintaining proof of successful completion of continuing education activities for at least four years. Did you know? Design Arts Seminars keeps track of the courses you take with us and provides you with online access to your transcript saving you both time and money, especially in case of audit.
  • Audit: A random sample of registrants will be selected for an in-depth audit to verify compliance with continuing education requirements.
Source: Georgia State Board of Architects and Interior Designers

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