New Mexico Architect Continuing Education Requirements

Micène Fontaine, August 15, 2019

New Mexico State FlagNew Mexico architects are required to complete 12 hours of Continuing Education every year for a total of 24 hours for biennial renewal.

  • CE Requirement:  24 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) biennially, 12 per calendar year. All CEHs must address Health, Safety & Welfare topics (HSW). 
  • Renewal Date:  December 31 biennially according to your birth year. New Mexico-registered architects born in even numbered years renew by December 31st of even years and those born in odd years renew by December 31st of odd years.
  • CE Reporting Cycle:  Licensees are required to earn 12 CEHs each calendar year so that all 24 hours have been earned by December 31 of your renewal year.
  • Acceptable Coursework: The New Mexico Board of Examiners for Architects does NOT pre-approve courses or providers. It is the registrant's responsibility to determine  if an activity meets the Board's criteria as summarized in this post and - most importantly - as detailed on Board's website. 
  • Reporting of Credits:  Providers CANNOT report continuing education credits earned to the New Mexico Board. However, registrants - as part of the renewal process - MUST turn in the continuing education report form attesting to the fulfillment of all continuing education requirements. 
  • Tracking of Credits:  Registrants are responsible for maintaining proof of successful completion of continuing education activities for at least 3 years after registration is awarded.
  • Audit:  A random sample of registrants will be selected for an in-depth audit to verify compliance with continuing education requirements.
  • Carry-over 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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