Requirements: 12 CEPH annually.
1 CEPH must be related to barrier-free design. 1 CEPH must be related to sustainability. All CEPH must be HSW. All 12 CEPH may be taken online. The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE) does not pre-approve courses or register providers of continuing education.
The CE rules have been amended, and beginning January 1, 2013 you should record your continuing education activities by calendar year. When you renew in 2014 you will be asked to verify completion of the 12 hour requirement for the calendar year 2013. Renewal will remain the same, the last day of the registration’s birth month.
Example: if your expiration date is February 28, when you renew prior to February 28, 2014 you must confirm that you completed 12 hours of continuing education in calendar year 2013.
All CEPH shall include the study of relevant technical and professional architectural subjects pertinent to the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
You cannot repeat anything you have taken in the last 3 years except for the Texas Accessibility Academy or another similar course offered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). The same restrictions apply to self-directed study.
Activities that are typically not approved for CEPH credit include those geared towards teaching motivation, goal-setting, time management, organizational, communication, sales, or marketing skills.
Board website: http://www.tbae.state.tx.us
Texas 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 Texas Board?
The way it works in Texas, 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 Texas architect license. We do not offer any classroom continuing education courses for Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas architect continuing education courses?
No problem. Just call our continuing education specialists at (888)564-9098 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .