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Vermont Architects

Requirements:  24 CEH by January 31st odd years.

All 24 hours must be HSW.  The Board accepts AIA-HSW registered courses.

Course Info:

All AIA learning hours in HSW topics are accepted as are a wide variety of self-directed and formal educational settings. Classes, professional seminars, workshops, technical training, trade show seminars, magazine articles, and video tapes are all acceptable means of study.

HSW in architecture is anything that relates to the structure, safety or soundness of buildings and sites: and promotes the general welfare of building occupants and users. Appropriate topics for study in HSW are generally defined as issues addressed by the Architecture Registration Examination (ARE).

HEALTH – Aspects of architecture that have wholesome, beneficial and healthful effects among the users of buildings or sites and address environmental issues, and health concerns in design and building.

Examples include: building climate, HVAC, humidity control, natural day-lighting, indoor air quality and nontoxic materials and finishes, green building and landscaping.

SAFETY – Aspects of architecture intended to limit or prevent accidental injury or death among users of buildings or sites, and promote public safety.

Examples include fire safety provisions, automatic sprinkler systems, structural and seismic design, wind forces, job-site safety procedures. Also included are provisions that enable equal access by users of buildings or sites. Universal Accessibility, ADA, pedestrian design.

WELFARE – Aspects of architecture that create pleasing and satisfactory building conditions, and positive emotional responses, and experiences among users.

Examples include: Building design, scale, proportions, materials, and color, spaces with special lighting, views of nature, special design features or unique responses to human needs. Also included are historic preservation, community and downtown development, land preservation and conservation, public transit, and topics such as professional ethics and legal liability.

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Vermont 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 Vermont Board?

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

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