Arkansas Architecture Continuing Education Requirements

Cindy Grant, July 29, 2020

The Arkansas Board of Architects, Landscape Architects & Interior Designers requires Arkansas-registered architects to complete 12 hours of continuing education every calendar year.

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  • CE Requirement:  12 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) every calendar year. All 12 CEHs must qualify as Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) credits.
  • Renewal Deadline:  July 31 every year.
  • CE Reporting Cycle: Annually based on the calendar year. Architects must earn the required credits in the calendar year preceding the license renewal (e.g. January 1 through December 31, 2019, for the July 31, 2020 renewal).
  • Acceptable Coursework:  The Arkansas State Board of Architects does NOT pre-approve courses or providers. Courses approved by AIA or IDCEC under the HSW designation are generally acceptable. It is the registrant's responsibility to use his/her 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. Final discretion is up to the board.
  • Reporting of Credits:  Registrants attest to completing the annual continuing education requirement by submitting an affidavit at the time of renewal. 
  • Tracking of Credits:  Registered Architects are responsible for maintaining proof of successful completion of continuing education activities for six years from the date of completion. 
  • Audits:  Each affidavit is subject to being reviewed by the board and may be subject to audit for verification of compliance with requirements. 
  • Carry-Over:  Not permitted.

Sources: Arkansas State Board of Architects
Arkansas State Board of Architects Rules & Regulations

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