Requirements: 12 hours due December 31st annually
All 12 hours be HSW related and can be taken in online courses. The Board accepts courses that are registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
An architect may earn the required contact hours by any of the following methods:
- Attending a graduate or undergraduate level course at an accredited institution of higher learning where academic credit is granted and the content meets the requirements set forth in paragraph (D) of this rule. Credit: Twelve (12) continuing education credits for each one (1) hour of academic credit received.
- Attending a course, program, seminar, conference, workshop or similar event where it is presented, sponsored, or approved by an accredited institution of higher learning or professional organization, and has been qualified/certified as defined in paragraph (A)(2) of this rule. Credit: One(1) hour of continuing education credit for each hour of actual contact time of instruction provided.
- Completing a qualified/certified monograph (such as an NCARB monograph) and passing a test on comprehension and understanding of its content. Credit: The number of hours of continuing education credit specified in the monograph.
- Teaching a graduate or undergraduate course at an accredited institution of higher learning where the content meets the requirements noted above. Credit: Twelve (12) hours of continuing education credit for each one (1) hour of academic credit provided by the course except that after the first year, the maximum credit for the same course may not exceed a total of six (6) hours of continuing education credit.
- Teaching a course or seminar, delivering a lecture, presenting a paper, or a program, workshop or monograph at an educational event meeting the above requirements. Credit: One (1) hour of continuing education credit for each hour of presentation plus one (1) hour of continuing education credit for each hour of preparation, except that this may be taken only once for the same program and may not exceed fifty per cent of the total required continuing education credits for the renewal period.
- Publishing a book or an article in a professional journal, which meets the content requirements above, for one time credit for each book or article. Credit: One (1) hour of continuing education credit for each hour of preparation, not to exceed fifty per cent of the continuing education requirements of the renewal period.
- Completing self-study program or other individualized continuing education activity that involves the use of qualified/certified materials. Credit: One (1) hour of continuing education credit for each hour of preparation, not to exceed fifty per cent of the total continuing education requirements of the renewal period.
- As a member of a professional committee responsible for researching, writing, and grading questions for the ARE or other similar technical activities, where the responsibility includes all three of the above responsibilities or their equivalent. Credit: one (1) hour of continuing education for each hour of preparation where said hours are certified by the committee’s professional organization.
- Professional service to the public which draws upon the architect’s professional expertise on boards and commissions such as: planning boards, building code organizations, urban renewal board and other similar activities. The board shall, in its discretion, determine applicable activities in this category which are in addition to those specifically named above. These activities may be listed by the board from time to time. Credit: One (1) hour of continuing education credit for each hour of work in this activity, not to exceed twenty-five per cent (or six hours) of the continuing education requirements of the renewal period.
Board website: http://arc.ohio.gov/ContinuingEducation.aspx
Ohio 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 Ohio Board?
The way it works in Ohio, 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 Ohio architect license. We do not offer any classroom continuing education courses for Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio architect continuing education courses?
No problem. Just call our continuing education specialists at (888)564-9098 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .