Continuing Education

NCARB assists architects in keeping their professional skills and knowledge up to date through its Professional Development Program of structured self-study courses. Since its implementation in 1993, the program has grown to include 21 monographs and an expanding selection of mini-monographs. Starting February 2015, NCARB is releasing a new mini-monograph every month.

Continuing Education Overview

In increasing numbers, registration boards are requiring evidence of lifelong learning when architects apply for registration renewal. NCARB's Monograph Series recognizes the need for a convenient and affordable continuing education resource.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Requirements
Most jurisdictions require that architects complete some form of continuing education to update their skills to renew their license. Learn each state's requirements.

Value of monographs

Value of NCARB Monographs
NCARB monographs are expertly developed self-study resources that enable architects to cost-effectively fulfill their state and AIA continuing education requirements.


FREE for NCARB Certificate holders and active intern Record holders! NCARB offers hardcopy versions of 21 monographs that count toward AIA and jurisdictional continuing education requirements.


Mini Monographs
FREE for NCARB Certificate holders and active intern Record holders! Mini-monographs are online self-study articles that provide architects with a convenient and economical way to earn from 1 to 1.5 continuing education hours (CEH) in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW). Starting February 2015, a new mini-monograph will be released every month!

NCARB Mini-Monographs
Who Needs a Spec Writer
While some architects may cringe at the thought of writing a spec, others look at it as an opportunity to make an important contribution to a project. This mini-monograph looks at how specifications are developed and the important role they play in protecting the public’s health, safety, and welfare.

1 CEH Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW)
$25 (Free for NCARB Certificate Holders) [more]

Spec Writing 101
NCARB Monographs

NCARB assists architects in keeping their skills and knowledge up to date through its monograph series and other continuing education opportunities. All hours are Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW).

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