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Idaho Architects

Requirements:  12 hours annually based on date of birth. ALL 12 hours must be HSW related.

All 12 hours can be taken in online courses. The Board accepts courses that are registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Course Info:

To qualify for continuing education, a course must involve architectural health, safety and welfare, which generally relates to the structural integrity or unimpairedness of a building or building sites and includes the following subject areas:

Architectural planning and pre-design, accessibility, acoustics, building design, code of ethics, codes, acts, laws and rules governing the practice of architecture, construction administration, construction laws, construction functions, materials, methods and systems, environmental issues, energy efficiency, asbestos, lead based paint, toxic emissions, environmental analysis and environmental issues of building materials and systems, fire, building fire codes, flames spread, smoke contribution, explosives, fire safety systems, fire detection alarm standards, insurance issues, interior design, material use, functions and features, materials systems, roofing, waterproofing, wall systems, mechanical, plumbing and electrical system concepts, materials and methods, security of buildings, natural hazards related to building design, earthquakes, high wind and floods, preservation, renovation, restoration and adaptive reuse and sustainable design, site and soil analysis, site design, specification writing, structural issues, survey methods and techniques, and such other subjects as determined by the Board.

Approved Credit
Continuing education courses must be in the subject of architectural health, safety and welfare and be presented by:

  1. Providers approved by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) schools of architecture; or
  2. Providers approved by the National Council of Architect Registration Board (NCARB); or
  3. Providers approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA); or
  4. Providers as otherwise approved by the Board.

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Idaho 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 Idaho Board?

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

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