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Alabama Architects

Requirements:  12 CEH due September 30th annually.

Course Info:

NOTE: The board will no longer accept “self directed” continuing education. All 12 hours must be in structured activities.

Structured hours are earned by personal contact or in a distance-learning environment. Examples include seminars, webinars, lunch-and-learn presentations, on-line courses, NCARB monographs, and the like. In the event the licensee is audited, it is the licensee’s responsibility to provide documentation that supports completion of the hours. All 12 CEH must be HSW related.

All 12 CEH can be taken in online courses. The State of Alabama Board of Registration of Architects does not pre-approve continuing education courses from any provider.

Topics should include the study of relevant technical and professional architectural subjects related to safeguarding life, health, property, and promoting the public welfare.

The Board has final authority with respect to approval of courses, credits, and continuing education hours for courses and any other method of earning credit.

Structured Study: (12 CEHs required) shall include the following:

  1. Attending professional or technical presentations at meetings, conventions, or conferences.
  2. Attending in-house programs sponsored by corporations or other organizations.
  3. Successfully completing seminars, tutorials, short courses, on-line courses, correspondence courses, televised courses, or videotaped courses.
  4. Successfully completing college or university sponsored courses.
  5. Successfully completing courses that are awarded continuing education credits.

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Alabama 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 Alabama Board?

The way it works in Alabama, 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 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 Alabama architect license. We do not offer any classroom continuing education courses for Alabama 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 Alabama 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 Alabama architect continuing education courses?

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