Value of NCARB Monographs

The Value of NCARB Monographs

NCARB Monographs Series

In more than 40 jurisdictions, architects must earn continuing education credits in order to renew their registration. Additionally, all AIA members are required to have 12 hours of professional development in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) as part of the existing 18-hour annual continuing education requirement for AIA membership renewal.

NCARB’s Monograph Series is an expertly developed collection of self-study resources that enable architects to cost-effectively and conveniently fulfill their state and AIA continuing education requirements. The Monograph Series offers a choice of mini-monographs, which are short online articles that take an in-depth look at specific subjects, and 21 monograph titles that offer a broader exploration of current topics of interest—from sustainable design to fire safety in buildings to professional conduct to acoustics.

Best of all, its FREE for NCARB Certificate and active intern Record holders. Get started today!

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Convenient. You can read them anywhere—during your commute, when you are stuck on a layover, or in the comfort of your home. When you receive your monograph or download your mini-monograph, you'll have two years to complete the online, open-book quiz. Once you've taken the quiz, you’ll get your results immediately. If you pass, you can print your own certificate of completion. (And if you don’t pass, you get one free retake!)

Flexible. Completion of a mini-monograph is worth from 1 to 1.5 continuing education hours (CEH), and allows you to accumulate the required CEHs with only a small investment of time. Each monograph provides an opportunity for you to earn from 8 to 20 CEHs. All credits awarded through the NCARB Monograph Series meet AIA’s Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) continuing education requirements.

Affordable. Both mini-monographs and monographs are available to NCARB Certificate holders and active intern Record holders for FREE! NCARB’s Monographs Series is truly an affordable way to meet your state and AIA continuing education requirements. There are no seminars to attend, no travel expenses, no time away from the office. NCARB even reports your passing score to the AIA at no cost.

A Valuable Resource. All NCARB monographs are written by experts in their fields and explore topics relevant to your practice.

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Review NCARB’s complete list of titles and descriptions from the Monograph Series.


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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)

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How to Take a Monograph Quiz
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