All licensed architects in the State of Vermont must complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education during the two-year renewal period. All 24 hours must be in the topics of health, safety and welfare (HSW). The renewal periods end on January 31st of odd-numbered years (1/31/15).
If you received your initial license within 90 days of the renewal date, you will not be required to renew or pay the renewal fee until the following renewal cycle (1/1/17). The continuing education requirement does not have to be completed until the first FULL two-year renewal period. In other words, if you were licensed in July of 2013, you would not have to complete continued education until the cycle that runs January 31, 2015 through January 31, 2017.
At the time of license renewal you must certify on the renewal form that you have completed the continuing education requirements. Licensees are randomly audited by the Board to insure compliancy. You will be notified in writing if you are audited and will be required to produce written documentation verifying successful completion of the 24 hours of CE.
Failure to renew shall automatically cause the registration to expire and be void. If you cannot provide proof of completing the continued education requirement, the Board may have you develop and complete a specific action plan within 90 days, prior to renewal. Attendance verification records or certificates of completion should be kept for at least four years. A reputable provider of continuing education should keep your certificates on file in case you lose them or need them replaced.
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