Licensed Minnesota architects are required to complete 24 hours of Continuing Education every 2 years. A minimum of 2 credits must pertain to Professional Ethics.
CE Requirement:24 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) in Health, Safety, and Welfare HSW every 2 years. A minimum of 2 PDHs must be dedicated to Professional Ethics.
Renewal Date: June 30 of even-numbered years.
CE Reporting Cycle: Biennial - PDHs must be earned within the 2-year period running from July 1 of even-numbered years through June 30 of the following even-numbered year (e.g. July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022 for June 2022 renewal).
Acceptable Coursework: The Minnesota Board does not pre-approve courses and activities. However, courses approved by the AIA and/or IDCEC under the HSW designationmeet the continuing education requirements outlined outlined inMN Statute 326.107. Final discretion is up to the Board.
Reporting of Credits: Providers cannot report continuing education credits earned to the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID), neither can licensees or certificate holders(except in case of audit). Licensees and certificate holdersattestto having met the required continuing education requirements on the license renewal form. Design Arts Seminars reports credits electronically whenever possible.
Tracking of Credits: Licensees and certificate holdersare responsible for keeping record of successful completion of continuing education activities for at least 4 yearsafter the end of the licensure/certification period for which the hours apply.
Audit:All architects licensed in Minnesota are subject to audit by the Board and upon request will need to provide documentation to support the PDHs claimed at renewal.
Carry-over Credits: No more than 12 PDHs may be carried over from one cycle to the next. No Professional Ethics hours may be used toward carry-over.