After being registered as an Architect, Do I need to complete NCARB Continuing Education hours? Are they different than AIA CE hours and how do I report them to NCARB?

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    It may not match the AIA LU.  And each state has its own regulations.  You should research this.  It's important.  I think these are SC's:  https://llr.sc.gov/arch/CEINFORMATIONSHEET1.aspx

    All the learning units in my state need to be HSW.  Some states have ADA or structural or other credits needed, and other states don't specify.  It looks like SC does it once every 2 years, and it's 24 credits of HSW.  You will have to double check the date when this renews also.  My state does everyone's license and renewal the same month, and it does not match a (Jan-Dec) calendar year either.  And much to my surprise, if you earned extra credits last year you couldn't carry any of them over.  

    Things could get very complicated if you have multiple licenses, all with different requirements.

    Hope this helps!

    Rebekka O'Melia, Registered Architect, NCARB, B. Arch, M. Ed, Step UP,  Step UP ARE 5.0 Courses

     

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    Juhee Porwal

    Thank you Rebekka for sharing this information. I have been trying to figure this out but is not very clear on the NCARB's website. Would you know how to report these hours or rather where to report these hours? 
    AIA's account usually has its own counting software, however I don't see anything on NCARB's website, where I can log in these hours.

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    As far as I know, in my state you just have to keep records in case you get audited.  Save the certificates.  I think NCARB just wants a fee every year to keep your file active in case you decide to get reciprocal in another state.  I don't know of any portal to upload credits.

    Hope this helps!

    Rebekka O'Melia, Registered Architect, NCARB, B. Arch, M. Ed, Step UP,  Step UP ARE 5.0 Courses

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    NCARB

    Hi Juhee,

    NCARB does not require continuing education hours to keep an NCARB Certificate active, however, you will need to keep an active license in one of NCARB's 55 jurisdictions to maintain the Certificate. As mentioned by Rebekka in the above post, each state has its own requirements for continuing education that you must fulfill to renew your license. South Carolina requires 12 CEH in HSW each year for registration renewal. I hope this clears up any confusion.

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    Juhee Porwal

    Thank you, That helped.

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