Requirements: 24 hours by June 30th odd years. Of the 24 hours, at minimum of 16 hours must be HSW related.
All 24 hours can be taken in online courses.
“Professional Development Unit” shall mean one continuous instructional hour spent in either Structured Educational Activities or Individually Planned Activities intended to increase the architect’s knowledge and competence in Public Protection Subjects and Related Practice Subjects. If the vendor of the Structured Educational Activities prescribes a customary time for completion of such an Activity, then such prescribed time shall, unless the Board finds the time to be unreasonable, be accepted as the architect’s time for Professional Development Unit purposes irrespective of actual time spent on the Activity. For the purpose of this rule, the terms “professional development” and “continuing education” are interchangeable.
“Structured Educational Activities” shall mean educational activities in which the teaching methodology consists primarily of the systematic presentation of Public Protection Subjects or Related Practice Subjects by qualified individuals or organizations, including monographs, course of study taught in person or by correspondence, organized lectures, presentations or workshops and other means through which identifiable technical and professional subjects are presented in a planned manner.
“Individually Planned Educational Activities” shall mean educational activities in which the teaching methodology primarily consists of the architect himself addressing Public Protection Subjects or Related Practice Subjects, which are not systematically presented by others, including reading or writing articles of such Subjects, studying or researching building types, designs or building systems, rendering services to the public, advancing the profession’s and the public’s understanding of the practice of architecture and the like.
“Public Protection Subjects” shall mean technical and professional subjects, which the Board deems appropriate to safeguard the public’s health, safety and welfare. Such subjects include building design, environmental or land use analysis, life safety, architectural programming, site and soils analyses, accessibility, structural systems considerations, lateral forces, building codes, evaluation and selection of building systems, products or materials, construction methods, contract documentation, construction administration and the like.
“Related Practice Subjects” shall mean technical and professional subjects other than Public Protection Subjects, which the Board deems appropriate to safeguard indirectly the public’s health, safety and welfare. Such subjects include building cost analysis, construction contract negotiation, construction phase office procedures, project management, review of state registration laws including rules of professional conduct and the like.
Board website: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/2/faq
Georgia 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 Georgia Board?
The way it works in Georgia, 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 Georgia architect license. We do not offer any classroom continuing education courses for Georgia 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 Georgia 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 Georgia architect continuing education courses?
No problem. Just call our continuing education specialists at (888)564-9098 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .