Continuing Education

Continuing education is required by the American Institute of Architects in order to ensure that all architects stay current with regulation and industry changes, and to guarantee safe, sustainable design.

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Continuing Education Requirements

For AIA Membership

The American Institute of Architects' Continuing Education System (CES) emphasizes learning that was developed by and for the AIA which records professional learning as a mandatory requirement for architect membership.

AIA members are required to complete 12 hours of health, safety, and welfare (HSW) education. This requirement was changed from 8 to 12 HSW in 2012. The total number of continuing education hours required is 18 hours. Beginning in 2013, AIA members will no longer be required to complete four (4) hours of sustainable design (SD) education.

Associate, allied, and emeritus members are exempt, but are encouraged to participate for their own benefit and for that of the profession.

Please visit the AIA/CES website for additional resources and contact the AIA or the Texas Society of Architects if you need assistance.

For Licensure in Texas

All registrants must complete at least twelve Continuing Education Program Hours (CEPH) per renewal period. All 12 CEPH must include the study of subjects related to your profession and be pertinent to the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

  • At least one of the twelve hours must be related to sustainable or energy-efficient design.
  • At least one of the twelve hours must be related to barrier-free design.
  • At least eight of the twelve hours must be structured activities (classroom/classroom equivalent).
  • A maximum of four hours may be self-directed.

Please visit and/or bookmark the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners or call TBAE at 512-305-9000 for additional information.