Michigan Architect Continuing Education Requirements

Steven Faviano, September 17, 2021

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Licensed Michigan architects are required to complete 24 hours of Continuing Education in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) subjects every 2 years.

  • CE Requirement:  24 Continuing Education (CE) hours, all of which must pertain to Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) subjects every 2-year period. 12 of the 24 CE hours must have been completed in the year immediately preceding the application for relicensure. No more than 12 CE hours may be earned in one calendar-day.
  • Renewal Date:  October 31, renewal year is based on your original year of licensure (i.e. whether the year is even or odd).
  • CE Reporting Cycle:  Biennial - Credits must be earned between November 1 of the renewal year and October 31 of the next renewal period (for example, November 1, 2020 - October 31, 2022).
  • Acceptable Coursework:  The Michigan Board of Architects accepts continuing education programs and activities approved by AIA, USGBC, and State Boards of Architects. It is the registrant's responsibility to use his/her professional judgment to determine if an activity meets the Board’s requirements. As always, final discretion is up to the Board.
  • Reporting of Credits: Licensees are required to attest to the completion of CE requirements as a condition of renewal.
  • Tracking of Credits: Records of successful completion of continuing education should be kept for at least 4 years from the date of application for license renewal.
  • Audit: Michigan-licensed architects may be subject to a random audit for verification of compliance with requirements. Upon written request, those selected have 45 days to submit evidence of the fulfillment of the CE requirements.
  • 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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