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North Carlolina Architects

Requirements: 12 CEH due December 31st annually (license renewal occurs July 1st annually)

All 12 CEH must be HSW related.  The State of North Carolina Board of Architecture will accept online courses that are registered with the AIA and are HSW related.

Course Info:

The contact hours shall be obtained in structured educational activities intended to increase or update the architect’s knowledge and competence in technical and professional architectural subjects directly related to safeguarding public health, safety and welfare (“HSW”). “Structured educational activities” are activities in which at least 75 percent of an activity’s content and instructional time is devoted to HSW subjects related to the practice of architecture, including courses of study or other activities under the areas identified as HSW by individuals or organizations, whether delivered by direct contact or distance learning methods.

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North Carolina 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 North Carolina Board?

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

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