Tennessee Architect Continuing Education Requirements
Micène Fontaine, February 4, 2020
Registered Tennessee architects, engineers, landscape architects, and interior designers are required to complete 24 hours of Continuing Education every 2 years.
- CE Requirement: 24 PDHs (Professional Development Hours), of which at least 13 must address Health, Safety & Welfare issues (HSW) and/or technical competency.
- Renewal Date: Date of licensure (i.e. every 2 years after original date of registration).
- CE Cycle: Biennial - 2-year period based on original licensure date.
- Acceptable Coursework: The Tennessee State Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners does NOT pre-approve courses or providers. AIA, ASLA, IDCEC-approved courses are generally acceptable but it is the registrant's responsibility to use their professional judgment 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 Tennessee Board, neither can registrants (except in case of audit - see "audit" below).
- Tracking of Credits: Registrants are responsible for maintaining proof of successful completion of continuing education activities for at least 4 years.
- Audit: A random sample of registrants will be selected for an in-depth audit to verify compliance with continuing education requirements.
- 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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