Requirements: 24 hours biennially by June 30th based on last name.
A-K renew in even years
L-Z renew in odd years
193B—3.3(544A,272C) Basic requirements.
3.3(1)To renew licensure, an architect must, in addition to meeting all other requirements, complete a minimum of 24 CEHs for each 24-month period since the architect’s last renewal of initial licensure or be exempt from these continuing education requirements as provided in rule 193B—3.5(544A,272C).Failure to comply with these requirements may result in nonrenewal of the architect’s license.
3.3(2) All 24 CEHs must be completed in health, safety, and welfare subjects acquired in structured educational activities. CEHs may be acquired at any location. Excess CEHs cannot be credited to the next renewal.
All 24 hours must be HSW. All 24 hours can be taken in online courses. The Board does not pre-approve courses.
193B—3.4 Authorized structured educational activities. The following list may be used by all licensees in determining the types of activities which may fulfill CE requirements if the activities are conducted as structured educational activities on health, safety, and welfare subjects:
- Short courses or seminars sponsored by colleges or universities.
- Technical presentations held in conjunction with conventions or at seminars sponsored or accredited by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Construction Specifications Institute, Construction Products Manufacturers Council, National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB), or similar organizations devoted to architectural education.
- Distance learning sponsored by the AIA, NCARB, or similar organizations.
- College or university credit courses. Each semester hour shall equal 12 CEHs. A quarter hour shall equal 8 CEHs.
Board website is https://plb.iowa.gov/board/architects
Iowa 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 Iowa Board?
You will either upload your course certificates or AIA transcript to your online renewal form.
Do you offer any architect continuing education training that is not online or correspondence?
We offer online and correspondence continuing education to renew your Iowa architect license. We do not offer any classroom continuing education courses for Iowa 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 Iowa 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 Iowa architect continuing education courses?
No problem. Just call our continuing education specialists at (888)564-9098 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .