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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.