Requirements: 24 hours biennially by June 30th odd years
All 24 hours must be HSW related. All 24 hours can be taken in online courses. The Board accepts courses registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Credit will be allowed only for participation in continuing education activities where independent verification is provided. “Independent verification” means documentation of attendance by a sponsor or the sponsor’s designee.
Acceptable continuing education activities include the following:
- Attending professional or technical seminars, lectures, presentations, courses, or workshops offered by a professional or technical organization (e.g., NCARB, AIA, National Fire Protection Association, Concrete Standards Institute, etc.);
- Successfully completing tutorials, short courses, correspondence courses, televised courses or video-taped courses which test the architect’s performance;
- Successfully completing monographs or other self-study courses such as those sponsored by NCARB or a similar organization which test the architect’s performance;
- Teaching a qualified seminar, lecture, presentation, or workshop;
- Authoring a published paper, article, or book; and
- Successfully completing a college or university sponsored course relevant to architecture.
Continuing education credits shall be measured in Continuing Education Hours (CEH) and shall be computed as follows:
- Attending seminars, lectures, presentation, workshops, or courses shall constitute one CEH for each contact hour of attendance
- Successfully completing tutorials, short courses, correspondence courses, televised or videotaped courses, monographs and other self-study courses shall constitute the CEH recommended by the program sponsor.
- Teaching a qualified seminar, lecture, presentation or workshop shall constitute two CEH for each contact hour spent in the actual presentation. Teaching credit shall be earned for teaching a seminar or course in its initial presentation only. Teaching credit shall not apply to full-time faculty at a college, university, or other educational institution.
- Authoring a published paper, article, or book will earn 8 CEH in the year of publication;
- Successfully completing (with a minimum grade of “C”) a college or university course (whether semester or quarter hours) related to the profession of architecture shall satisfy the continuing education hours for the year in which the course was completed.
Board website: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Architects
South 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 South Carolina Board?
The way it works in South 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 South Carolina architect license. We do not offer any classroom continuing education courses for South 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 South 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 South Carolina architect continuing education courses?
No problem. Just call our continuing education specialists at (888)564-9098 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .