With the new year just around the corner, it’s time to fulfill your continuing education (CE) requirement for the year. Thanks to our collection of continuing education courses offered through NCARB’s Continuum Education Program, you can easily meet your jurisdiction’s CE requirement from home.

Browse our collection of CE courses

Most jurisdictions require architects to earn Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) CE credit before each license renewal. If you haven’t already done so, please check with your board to determine the most current CE requirements.

What to Expect From Our CE Courses

Each of our short, self-study courses are available to download as PDFs and free for all NCARB Certificate holders and licensure candidates with active NCARB Records. Additionally, a majority of our courses are part of a multi-part series written by recognized experts, allowing you to explore topics like historic preservation, building envelopes, and predesign planning.

Upon passing each course’s online, open-book quiz, you’ll be able to earn 1 to 2.5 learning units (LUs) of HSW CE credit. Once you pass the quiz, you can instantly print your certificate of completion. Plus, we’ll automatically report your credit to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) at no additional cost.

To understand what qualifies as HSW CE, refer to our Continuing Education Guidelines, which outlines the subjects or topics that learning programs must address to be considered HSW CE.

Top 10 CE Courses for 2020

Don’t know where to start? Consider checking out our top performing CE courses for the year:

  1. Building Envelopes Part I: History and Types
  2. Building Envelopes Part II: Design Perception and Construction Methods/Systems
  3. Building Envelopes Part III: Material Selection
  4. Barrier-Free Design and the 2010 ADA Standards
  5. Building Envelopes Part IV: Envelope Performance
  6. Professional Conduct Part I: Registration
  7. Predesign Planning Part I
  8. Professional Conduct Part II: Competence
  9. Professional Conduct Part III: Accountability
  10. Historic Preservation Part 1: What Is Historic Preservation?

Be on the lookout for additional CE tools and resources in the coming year as part of the Continuum Education Program—providing continuous and professional development opportunities for individuals at every stage of their career.