In most jurisdictions, architects must earn continuing education (CE) to renew their license. With NCARB’s exclusive Continuum Education Program, you can easily earn the learning unit (LU) credits you need to update your professional skills and maintain your license. By completing our online courses and accompanying quizzes, you can earn LUs in health, safety, and welfare (HSW) from the comfort of your home, office, or on-the-go.

Free Continuing Education

Continue developing your professional skills by completing self-study courses on topics like sustainable design, professional conduct, historic preservation, and building performance. Every Continuum Education course includes a short article and related quiz, offering 1 to 2.5 AIA HSW LUs. The majority of our courses are part of a multi-part series, written by recognized experts. NCARB is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education.

All CE courses are free for NCARB Certificate holders and licensure candidates with active NCARB Records. The courses are also available for purchase by individuals without an active NCARB Record.

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To help licensing boards, architects, and CE providers better understand what qualifies as HSW, NCARB developed the Continuing Education Guidelines. The document outlines the subjects or topics that learning programs must address to be considered HSW CE.