Searching for ways to earn continuing education/professional development hours in health, safety, and welfare? Try NCARB’s Professional Development Program monograph series! After all, the series is 13 titles strong, is developed by leading design practitioners and educators, and employs Internet technology to your advantage.

NCARB’s 13 monographs focus on the most timely and thought-provoking topics affecting architects and allied professionals today. From sustainable design to professional conduct to building failure to codes for design professionals, the monograph series has been developed with your diverse needs in mind. Each title is portable—monographs travel with you on your schedule—and economical—with a price tag as low as $12.50 per credit hour. Successful completion of monograph quizzes leads to earning professional development units and AIA learning units in health, safety, and welfare.

All monographs can be [conveniently ordered] through NCARB’s redesigned and expanded web site. And don’t overlook the ease and efficiency of taking the monograph quiz online. By passing an online quiz, you will receive your “certificate of completion” immediately after your results are tabulated. Say good-bye to lag time, mailing delays, stamps, and even licking an envelope. Not to mention attending a lengthy and costly out-of-town seminar or conference.

Should you not pass the monograph quiz the first time around, you will receive one free retest. NCARB will also directly report passing scores to the AIA at no additional cost. Most U.S. jurisdictions accept PDP monographs for compliance with state continuing education requirements. Contact your state board for specific details.

The NCARB monograph series was created in 1993 in order to address the increasing need for continuing education and professional development verification. The following titles are currently available: Cracking the Codes, the recently published Design Within a Community Context, Energy-Conscious Architecture, Indoor Environment, Low-Slope Roofing I, Low-Slope Roofing II, Professional Conduct, Seismic Mitigation, Subsurface Conditions, Sustainable Design, Why Buildings Fail, and Wind Forces.

Fire Safety in Buildings, the fourth title in the series, is currently being revised and updated, and will be available in early 2003. Future monographs will explore topics including building performance, crime prevention in the context of design, building security, the building envelope, smart growth, and interior architecture.

Don’t miss your opportunity to earn (learning unit hours) and learn (about your dynamic field)! [Hook yourself up with an NCARB monograph today!]