Washington DC Architect Continuing Education Requirements

Micène Fontaine, March 31, 2020

Washington DC Flag Continuing Education Washington DC architects are required to complete 24 hours of Continuing Education every 2 years. All must qualify as Health, Safety & Welfare.

  • CE Requirement:  24 Professional Development Units (PDUs) every 2 years.  All 24 credits must qualify as HSW (Health, Safety & Welfare) credits.
  • Renewal Deadline:  April 30 of even-numbered years.
  • CE Cycle:  Biennial - Credits must be earned in the 2 year period immediately preceding the license renewal date. For example, credits earned between May 1, 2020 and April 30, 2022 will count towards your April 2022 renewal.
  • Acceptable Coursework: Continuing education courses must be AIA approved under the HSW (Health, Safety, and Welfare) designation. Final discretion is up to the Board. 
  • Reporting of Credits:  Providers CANNOT report continuing education credits earned to the District of Columbia (DC) Board of Architecture and Interior Design. Licensees must be prepared to submit documentation (e.g. a transcript or certificates from the course providers).
  • Carry-over of credits: Not permitted.
  • Did you know? Design Arts Seminars reports credits electronically to the American Institute of Architects so you don’t have to. Check out the AIA Continuing Education Requirements.

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