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?
- 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.
- 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.