Massachusetts Architect Continuing Education Requirements

Cindy Grant, July 12, 2021

Massachusetts State Seal Continuing Education

Registered Massachusetts architects are required to complete 12 hours of Continuing Education every year. All 12 CE hours must qualify as Health, Safety & Welfare.

  • CE Requirement:  12 Continuing Education (CE) hours every year. All 12 CE hours must qualify as Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) credits.
  • Renewal Deadline:  August 31 of every year.
  • CE Reporting Cycle:  Annual - Architects must earn the required credits in the year preceding the license renewal (e.g. September 1, 2021  through August 31, 2022 for the August 31, 2022 renewal)
  • Acceptable Coursework: The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Architectsdoes NOT pre-approve courses or providers. The Board automatically accepts courses approved by AIA under the HSW designation. It is up to the licensee to determine whether the activity meets the Board’s requirements and final discretion is up to the Board.
  • Reporting of Credits: Registrants attest to completing the annual continuing education requirement on the license renewal form.
  • Tracking of Credits: Registered Architects are responsible for maintaining proof of successful completion of continuing education activities for at least 2 consecutive registration periods.
  • Audits: A random audit is performed for verification of compliance with requirements. If selected for audit, documentation of CE activities will be required.
  • Carry-Over: 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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