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Nevada Architects License Requirements, Nevada Design Professionals

Nevada Architect Continuing Education Requirements Simplified

All registered architects in the State of Nevada are required to earn eight (8) continuing education units (CEUs) in health, safety and welfare each year in order to renew their certificate of registration December 31st of each year.  Of these eight, at least four (4) units must be in structured setting with a maximum of four units in self-directed setting.  Also, two (2) of the eight units must be code-related.


  • Structured continuing education activities are those in which technical or professional subjects are systematically presented by a person or group of qualified persons.  This includes online courses, attendance at meetings or conferences, college or university courses, and seminars.
  • Self-directed education means it is not systematically presented by another person.  This includes attendance at committee or board meetings by professional associations, participation in community activities that pertain to architecture or design, reading books or articles relating this profession, as well as viewing videos in the profession. 
  • Code-related topics include all life-safety codes: building and fire code or ADA Standards, for example.


Registered architects in Nevada can carry forward up to four (4) continuing education credits from the previous year.  The Board does not prohibit registrants from retaking a course from the previous year.  Architects who are teachers of architecture may not claim credit for teaching at institutions where they are employed because day-to-day business activity is not permitted, however, teaching a seminar that is outside day-to-day business is acceptable.


The Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design audits registered architects randomly and the notifications are sent with the annual renewals.  The audited registrants will be required to provide documentation proving completion of the CEUs claimed on the renewal. New registrants are exempt from the Nevada continuing education requirement for the year in which the certificate of registration is issued, as well as the following year.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to renew shall automatically cause the registration to expire and be void.  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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