Utah Architect Continuing Education Requirements

Cindy Grant, May 7, 2020

Utah State Flag Continuing EducationLicensed Utah architects are required to complete 24 hours of Continuing Education every 2 years.

  • CE Requirement:  24 Continuing Education (CE) hours in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) subjects earned in the 2 calendar years preceding the renewal date.
  • Renewal Date:  May 31 of even-numbered years (2022, 2024 etc.) If you do not possess the required amount of credits by this deadline, you will be required to complete double the number of hours missed for renewal.  
  • CE Reporting Cycle:  Biennial - Licensees are required to earn 12 HSW hours of continuing education each calendar year so that all 24 hours have been earned by December 31 of odd-numbered years (in time for the next even-year renewal due on May 31). For example, hours of continuing education earned between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021, count toward the May 31, 2022 renewal.
  • Acceptable Coursework:  The Utah Board of Architecture does NOT pre-approve courses or providers. Courses approved by AIA under the HSW designation are generally acceptable. However, it is the licensee’s responsibility to use their professional judgment to determine if an activity meets the criteria of the Board.
  • Reporting of Credits:  Licensees are required to attest to having completed the required CEUs when applying for renewal. 
  • Tracking of Credits:  Records of continuing education should be kept for at least 6 years from the date of completion. 
  • Audit:  A random sample of licensees will be audited to verify compliance with continuing education requirements. If audited (or if otherwise requested by the Board), registrants will be asked to provide supporting documentation of continuing education activities.
  • 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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