Wyoming Architects

Requirements: 16 PDUs every 2 years on December 31st based on initial year of licensure.

All 16 hours must be in HSW topics.  All 16 hours can be taken in online courses.

Course Info:

Section 2. Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) Subjects. Technical and professional subjects, relative to the practice of architecture or landscape architecture, which the Board deems appropriate to safeguard the public’s health, safety and welfare. Such subjects include, but are not limited to, sustainable design, building design, landscape design, environmental or land use analysis, life safety, architectural programming, site planning, site and soils analyses, plant material, accessibility, structural systems considerations, lateral forces, building codes, evaluation and selection of building systems, products or materials, construction methods, contract documentation, construction administration.

(a) All courses are subject to auditing and the Board may disapprove any course not meeting the intended continuing education criteria for HSW subjects.

(b) To qualify for PDU credit, the course must be a structured educational activity meeting the following criteria:

(i) Include technical and practical applications which impact public health, safety and welfare;

(ii) Maintain, improve, expand or enhance the quality of the existing technical knowledge;

(iii) Fill voids that may exist in the professional education and internship training or develop new and relevant professional skills and knowledge;

(iv) Have clear purposes and objectives;

(v) Be well organized, presented in a sequential manner, and provide evidence of pre-planning;

(vi) Be presented by persons who are qualified by education or experience in the field being taught;

(vii) Provide the participant documentation for individual record keeping and reporting.

(c) HSW subject content acceptable for landscape architectural PDU includes the following:

(i) Codes, laws and regulations.

(ii) Environmental issues.

(iii) Programming, planning or design proficiency.

(iv) Planning, engineering, horticulture, construction contracting and related disciplines.

(v) Legal aspects of contracts, documents, insurance, bonds, project administration, etc. This does not include business practice or money management.

(vi) Specialization in areas of concentration.

(vii) Construction means, methods, products and materials.

(viii) Construction documents and services. This does not include technical type training such as CAD classes.

(ix) Project administration.

(x) Professional ethics.

(xi) Safety issues.

(xii) Accessibility.

(xiii) Irrigation system design.

(xiv) Grading and drainage.

 (d) HSW subject content acceptable for architectural PDU includes the following:

(i) Codes, laws and regulations.

(ii) Environmental issues.

(iii) Programming, planning or design proficiency.

(iv) Planning, engineering, interior design, construction contracting and related disciplines.

(v) Legal aspects of contracts, documents, insurance, bonds, project administration, etc. This does not include business practice or money management.

(vi) Specialization in areas of concentration.

(vii) Construction means, methods, products and materials.

(viii) Construction documents and services. This does not include technical type training such as CAD classes.

(ix) Project administration.

(x) Professional ethics.

(xi) Safety issues.

(xii) Accessibility.

(xiii) Building system evaluation and selection.

The following types of activities have been deemed by the Board to be acceptable

PDU activities:

(i) Subjects for design professionals offered by organizations such as CLARB, NCARB, AIA, ASLA, etc. PDUs are awarded as established by the sponsor.

(ii) Courses of study taught in person or by correspondence, organized lectures, presentations or workshops.

(iii) University or college courses. One Semester credit hour may be counted for a maximum of 15 PDUs. One Quarter credit hour may be counted for a maximum of 10 PDUs.

 (iv) In-house programs.

(v) Writing articles or papers which have been published in peer reviewed publications, publishing a book, or writing a PDU course on architectural or landscape architectural subject matters. Up to a maximum of eight (8) PDUs are allowed per biennium.

(vi) Participation in professional and technical societies and their committees.

(vii) Attendance at the Board of Architect and Landscape Architect board meetings.

Board website: http://plboards.state.wy.us/architecture/index.asp

 

Wyoming Architect Frequently Asked Questions

I’m an AIA member. Do you report my continuing education hours to the AIA?

Yes. We report all continuing education hours to the AIA after you complete your continuing education with us, if you are an AIA member.

Do you report my results to the Wyoming Board?

The way it works in Wyoming, you will renew your license and check the box letting them know you completed your mandatory architect continuing education. If the board audits you, they will ask you to provide your certificates of completion for your architect continuing education courses.

Do you offer any architect continuing education training that is not online or correspondence?

We offer online and correspondence continuing education to renew your Wyoming architect license. We do not offer any classroom continuing education courses for Wyoming architects. We find that most students prefer to complete their continuing education online on their computer, smartphone, or tablet – or out of our course booklet.

Do you provide me with a certificate of completion when I finish your continuing education course?

Yes, all graduates of our Wyoming architect continuing education course will receive a certificate of completion. We can either email, mail, or fax the certificate to you.

What if I still have questions about completing my Wyoming architect continuing education courses?

No problem. Just call our continuing education specialists at (888)564-9098 or email us at support@pdhacademy.com .