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Nevada Architects, Spend the Holiday Down Time Catching Up on Your CEU’s

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Nevada Architects have an annual renewal cycle that ends on December 31 of each calendar year.  For many, the holidays can be a slower time of year because clients are more worried about Christmas shopping than planning a new house or addition. That would be a great time to complete the 8 hours of required Health, Safety and Welfare continued Education that goes along with your license renewal.

How do I renew my license?

As an Architect, you will receive an email in November of your renewing year from the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design notifying you of the deadline. The State has made it easy for Architects to renew their licenses online, but the mail-in form is also still available.

To Renew, Architects Will Need To:

Submit a current renewal form via online or mail for the State of Nevada

Pay the required renewal fee, including any applicable late fees

Submit all required Certificates of Completion

How many hours of CE are required to renew my Nevada Architect License?

Nevada Architects are required to complete 8 hours of approved continuing education courses that are in the topics of Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW). At least two of those hours must be related to architectural code such as ADA Standards. Architects Training Institute offers many different course packages and individual courses that are AIA approved and fulfill Nevada Architect license renewal requirements.

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Wayde Hoppe: Successful Building Design Part 1

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Developers of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings are driven by return on investment.  Today’s building owners are savvy and they seek to balance the initial cost with the payback.  Functionality, aesthetics and methods of code compliance are each guided by financial investment and return.  In this course you will learn, from the foundation to the roof, from the appearance to the operation, from construction to maintenance, tried and proven methods for analyzing design decisions that will lead you to a greater reputation as a designer.

Architects Training Institute has created a design course for building design that will assist you through all of the ins-and-outs of building development.  The course integrates audio, video and written text for an enriching experience.

We have partnered with Architect and Instructor Wayde Hoppe to produce an online continuing education course that will cover the following topics:

  •  Building types, Programming and Budgeting: property owners often yearn for assistance in defining the best purpose for their land, the best use of the floor area and the best way to invest their dollars.
  • The Ideal Building Size: the optimum building size is found through an iterative process, balancing site constraints against budget expectations, eventually arriving at the building floor area that will maximize the clients return on investment.
  • Code analysis including Classification and Type: building codes will drive numerous decisions including the allowable size of the building, the allowable height of the building, material selections and floor plan layout.
  • Site evaluation: we have written a companion lesson on site evaluation. Take time to understand how the building design and the site design are each dependent upon the other.
  • Selecting Consultants and Defining the Structural System: as the building designer you will need to assemble a competent team of professionals that help you to deliver a quality service for a fair fee. These same professionals will play a pivotal role in essential decisions such as structural systems.
  • Creating an Envelope and Floor Plate: the interaction between the floor plate and the envelope is like a dance; each must respond to the other reflecting decisions about materials, circulation and building use.
  • HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Systems: Buildings are not just boxes. We expect mechanical and electrical systems that make our lives comfortable.  These systems are often complex and require forethought.
  • Specialty Materials, Functions and Specialty Design Services: Most designers shy away from specialty materials and functions and the associated design services. However, this can be a lucrative source of income if properly understood.

head-shot-of-instructor-wayde-hoppe About the Instructor

Architect and Instructor Wayde Hoppe has been a licensed architect for nearly 27 years and has been working in the design and construction industry since 1982.  He has also been a principal and owner of two separate architectural firms.

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Architects 60 Day Renewal Notice for These 9 States!

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The Alabama Board of Architects requires all architects to complete 12 continuing education hours each year. CEU credits must be specifically related to Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW). Architects must verify that they have completed the required continuing education credits upon renewing their license. In addition, all CEU credits must be earned in a structured learning environment

Alaska Architects are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education by December 31st every two years. All 24 hours of continued education must be on approved Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) topics.

Louisiana Architects are required to complete 12 hours of approved Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) continued education. Licenses must be renewed annually by December 31st. Architects are required to keep a record of their completed continued education credits for at least 3 years.

Nebraska Architects are required to complete 24 hours of approved continued education each two-year licensing cycle. 16 of those hours must be on approved Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) topics. The renewal deadline for licensees with last names beginning with A through K is December 31st of odd numbered years. Licensees with last names beginning with L through Z have a deadline of December 31st of even numbered years.

Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design requires all architects complete 8 hours of approved continued education December 31st annually. 6 hours must be on approved HSW topics, while the remaining 2 hours must be related to con-related research and learning.

Ohio Architects Board requires architects to complete 12 hours of continued education each calendar year before renewing their license or before the December 31st deadline.

Oregon requires architects to complete 24 hours of approved HSW continued education credits. Registrations that end in an even number must be renewed by December 31st of each even numbered year. Registrations that end in an odd number must be renewed by December 31st of each odd numbered year.

Utah Architects are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years, with at least 12 hours each year. The deadline for architect license renewal occurs on May 31 of even numbered years. However, the deadline for continuing education requirements occurs December 31st of odd numbered years. CE requirements are prorated for those obtaining a license in the current renewal cycle.

Wyoming Architects must complete 24 continuing education hours every two years. The first renewal deadline is December 31st the year after the license was originally issued. In that first cycle, architects must complete a prorated number of continuing education hours. 24 Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) hours of continued education are required every two years thereafter.

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90 Day Architect License Renewal Notice for These 7 States

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Louisiana Architects are required to complete 12 hours of approved Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) continued education. Licenses must be renewed annually by December 31st. Architects are required to keep a record of their completed continued education credits for at least 3 years.

Nebraska Architects are required to complete 24 hours of approved continued education each two-year licensing cycle. 16 of those hours must be on approved Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) topics. The renewal deadline for licensees with last names beginning with A through K is December 31st of odd numbered years. Licensees with last names beginning with L through Z have a deadline of December 31st of even numbered years.

Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design requires all architects complete 8 hours of approved continued education December 31st annually. 6 hours must be on approved HSW topics, while the remaining 2 hours must be related to con-related research and learning.

Ohio Architects Board requires architect to complete 12 hours of continued education each calendar year. Architects must complete the required CE credits before renewing their licenses or before the December 31st deadline.

Oregon requires architects to complete 24 hours of approved HSW continued education credits. Registrations that end in an even number must be renewed by December 31st of each even numbered year. Registrations that end in an odd number must be renewed by December 31st of each odd numbered year.

Utah Architects are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years, with at least 12 hours each year. The deadline for architect license renewal occurs on May 31 of even numbered years. However, the deadline for continuing education requirements occurs December 31 of odd numbered years. CE requirements are prorated for those obtaining a license in the current renewal cycle.

Wyoming Architects must complete 24 continuing education hours every two years. The first renewal deadline is December 31st the year after the license was originally issued. In that first cycle, architects must complete a prorated number of continuing education hours. 24 Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) hours of continued education are required every two years thereafter.

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Illinois Architects, Do You Have Your Continued Education Done?

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Along with individual AIA approved courses Architects Training Institute has created 4 different course packages specifically for Architects in Illinois. These packages range from 8-HRs to 24-HRs and are approved for license renewal.

What is required to renew my Illinois Architect license?

Based on Illinois’ current standards, architects must complete 24 hours of continuing education (CE) units every two years to meet the architect license requirements. Of those 24 hours, at least 16 must concentrate on Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) curriculum. Architects have a renewal deadline of November 30th, each even numbered year.

Featured Courses:

  • Successful Site Design for Architects: This 3-hour, fully narrated course will teach you to navigate your entire team through the challenges and pit falls of site development, all with an eye toward building design.
  • Manage Your Way to Big Profits: This 7-hour course is designed to raise your construction management skills to the next level. The course will help prepare the learner for the scope of responsibilities that a professional construction project manager, must perform.
  • Drones in Construction: This 4-hour video course is designed to familiarized business owners with the practical use of drone technology. You will become knowledgeable about available technology and proper use of drones, basics of aerial survey, mapping and the benefits of sUAV application in marketing and advertising.
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Michigan Architects Are You Ready for Your October Deadline?

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Architects with licenses that expired on Oct. 31, 2014 must to complete the required continuing education prior to the Oct. 31, 2016 renewal deadline and each renewal cycle thereafter.

How many hours of continuing education are required for Michigan architects?

  1. A licensee who holds a license for more than 12 months, but less than 24 months from the date of initial licensure must obtain 12 hours of continuing education for the first renewal period.
  2. A licensee who holds a license for 24 months or more than from date of initial licensure must obtain 24 hours of continuing education for the renewal period.

Who notifies the State of my continued education?

You will not be required to send proof of continuing education activities to the Department when renewing a license. However, you must maintain records of continuing education hours earned for 4 consecutive years for audit purposes.

Who offers online continued education?

Along with individual AIA approved courses Architects Training Institute has created 4 different course packages specifically for Architects in Michigan. These packages range from 8-hours to 24-hours and are approved for license renewal.

Michigan Architect 24-hour Online Course Package

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Instructor Wayde Hoppe Brings Insight to His Course: Successful Site Design

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While land developers are seeking to maximize their land use and minimize their development costs, governmental regulations are applying pressures on budgets that can kill a project.  Architects are being relied upon to steer site decisions and engineering professionals in order to produce cost effective and functional designs that meet the myriad of growing municipal requirements.  If you are a project manager or designer you will need to learn to navigate your entire team through the challenges and pitfalls of site development, all the time with an eye toward building design.

Architects Training Institute has created a course for site design that will assist you through all of the ins-and-outs of site development. The course integrates audio, video and written text for an enriching experience.

We have partnered with Architect and Instructor Wayde Hoppe to produce an online continuing education course that will cover the following topics:

  • Pre-design including what information should be secured early and how that research will affect the scope, terms and additional services of the agreement
  • Programming for the proposed building and site and how that program will impact the use of the proposed property.
  • Site Selection and how to evaluate site constraints including governmental restrictions, site design standards, and utility coordination. This critical step will help you and your client to anticipate hurdles and to make informed decisions that could save great amounts of money.
  • Maximizing building size and site utilization in order to provide your clients with the best return on their investment. This is where your design will prove the value of your research and knowledge.
  • Documentation and Construction administration considerations giving you tools to execute your design in the field. It won’t matter how well you designed the project if the contractor does not have sufficient documentation.

 About the Instructor

head-shot-of-instructor-wayde-hoppeArchitect and Instructor Wayde Hoppe has been a licensed architect for nearly 27 years and has been working in the design and construction industry since 1982.  He has also been a principal and owner of two separate architectural firms.

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Illinois Architect Renewal Guideline for 2016

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Based on Illinois’ current standards, architects must complete 24 hours of continuing education (CE) units every two years to meet the architect license requirements. Of those 24 hours, at least 16 must concentrate on Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) curriculum. Architects have a renewal deadline of November 30th, each even numbered year.

How do I renew my Illinois Architect license?

A renewal notice will be sent to you in the mail approximately two months prior to the expiration date of your license.  It is important to always keep your address updated with the state so you will receive your renewal notice.

Do I need to complete continuing education requirements for my AIA Membership?

YES, as an Architect member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), 18 learning unit hours are required per calendar year for membership renewal.  Of these 18 hours, at least 12 hours must be in subjects designated as Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW).

Who offers online continued education?

Along with individual AIA approved courses Architects Training Institute has created 4 different course packages specifically for Architects in Illinois. These packages range from 8-HRs to 24-HRs and are approved for license renewal.

Featured Courses:

  • Successful Site Design for Architects: This 3-hour, fully narrated course will teach you to navigate your entire team through the challenges and pit falls of site development, all with an eye toward building design.
  • Manage Your Way to Big Profits: This 7-hour course is designed to raise your construction management skills to the next level. The course will help prepare the learner for the scope of responsibilities that a professional construction project manager, must perform.
  • Drones in Construction: This 4-hour video course is designed to familiarized business owners with the practical use of drone technology. You will become knowledgeable about available technology and proper use of drones, basics of aerial survey, mapping and the benefits of sUAV application in marketing and advertising.

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Michigan Architect Continued Education Deadline

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On October 10, 2013, new administrative rules took effect requiring Architects to complete continuing education as a condition for license renewal. For example, the first time continuing education will be required for licensees with a licenses expiring on Oct. 31, 2015. The licensees scheduled to renew in 2015 will be required to complete continuing education during the Nov. 1, 2013 to Oct. 31, 2015 renewal cycle and each renewal cycle thereafter.

Licensees with licenses that expire on Oct. 31, 2014 will not be required to complete continuing education as a condition of renewal in 2014, but will need to complete continuing education during the Nov. 1, 2014 to Oct. 31, 2016 renewal cycle and each renewal cycle thereafter.

How many hours of continuing education are required for Michigan architects?

  1. A licensee who holds a license for more than 12 months, but less than 24 months from the date of initial licensure shall obtain 12 hours of continuing education for the first renewal period.
  2. A licensee who holds a license for 24 months or more than from date of initial licensure shall obtain 24 hours of continuing education for the renewal period.

Who notifies the State of my continued education?

Licensees will not be required to send in proof of continuing education activities to the Department when renewing a license. However, a licensee must maintain records of continuing education hours earned for 4 consecutive years for audit purposes.

Who offers online continued education?

Along with individual AIA approved courses Architects Training Institute has created 4 different course packages specifically for Architects in Michigan. These packages range from 8-HRs to 24-HRs and are approved for license renewal.

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ADA Guidelines in Architecture

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Guaranteeing equal employment and accessibility opportunities and prohibiting discrimination against the disabled, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil legislation on the books. The 2010 ADA Standards set minimum requirements, both scoping and technical, for state and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities that are newly designed and constructed – or altered readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Scroll down to find the online ADA courses from Architects Training Institute that will help you stay current and refreshed on 2010 ADA guidelines and important ADA compliance standards. The ADA training below comes in the form of online video courses that also satisfy renewal requirements for HSW credit hours in many states.

  • 2010 ADA Standards: Accessible Routes: One-hour online video course covering Chapter Four of the 2010 ADA Standards. You will be able to recognize adequate accessible routes for people with disabilities and identify requirements for doorways, ramps and platforms.
  • 2010 ADA Standards: Special Rooms, Spaces and Elements: One-hour online video course covering Chapter Eight of the 2010 ADA Standards. Know the importance of circulation pathways and ADA requirements for lodging, dining, courthouse and public transportation facilities.
  • 2010 ADA Standards: Plumbing Elements and Facilities: One-hour online video course covering Chapter Six of the 2010 ADA Standards. Know the importance of adequate plumbing elements including drinking fountains, toilet facilities, bathtubs and showers, as well as applicable hardware.
  • 2010 ADA Standards: Recreational Facilities: Two-hour online video course covering Chapter Ten of the 2010 ADA Standards. You will be able to identify ADA requirements for amusement parks, fitness equipment, golf facilities, play areas and swimming/boating facilities.
  • 2010 ADA Standards: Exterior Building Blocks: Three-hour online video course covering Chapters Three, four and five of the 2010 ADA Standards. Recognize how exterior exponents can and should comply with ADA requirements, including maneuvering space and accessible routes.
  • 2010 ADA Standards: Interior Elements: Three-hour online video course covering Chapters Six, Seven, Eight and Nine of the 2010 ADA Standards. Know requirements of proper plumbing, communication, special rooms and built-in elements.
  • 2010 ADA Standards: Real World Applications: This Six-hour video course covers the second chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Scoping Requirements and real world examples of problems and solutions are included in the course.