Minnesota Architect Continuing Education Requirements

Cindy Grant, May 6, 2020 11:00:00 AM

minnesota-1Licensed Minnesota architects are required to complete 24 hours of Continuing Education every 2 years. A minimum of 2 credits must pertain to Professional Ethics.

  • CE Requirement:  24 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) in Health, Safety, and Welfare HSW every 2 years. A minimum of 2 PDHs must be dedicated to Professional Ethics.
  • Renewal Date:  June 30 of even-numbered years.
  • CE Reporting Cycle: Biennial - PDHs must be earned within the 2-year period running from July 1 of even-numbered years through June 30 of the following even-numbered year (e.g. July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022 for June 2022 renewal).
  • Acceptable CourseworkThe Minnesota Board does not pre-approve courses and activities. However, courses approved by the AIA and/or IDCEC under the HSW designation meet the continuing education requirements outlined outlined in MN Statute 326.107. Final discretion is up to the Board. 
  • Reporting of CreditsProviders cannot report continuing education credits earned to the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID), neither can licensees or certificate holders (except in case of audit). Licensees and certificate holders attest to having met the required continuing education requirements on the license renewal form. Design Arts Seminars reports credits electronically whenever possible.
  • Tracking of Credits:  Licensees and certificate holders are responsible for keeping record of successful completion of continuing education activities for at least 4 years after the end of the licensure/certification period for which the hours apply.
  • Audit:  All architects licensed in Minnesota are subject to audit by the Board and upon request will need to provide documentation to support the PDHs claimed at renewal.
  • Carry-over Credits:  No more than 12 PDHs may be carried over from one cycle to the next. No Professional Ethics hours may be used toward carry-over.
  • Are you licensed in another state? If so, check out the Architecture Continuing Education Requirements. 
  • Also a member of the American Institute of Architects? Check out the AIA Continuing Education Requirements.
  • Have any questions? Post comments or questions on this blog or contact Design Arts Seminars, Inc.
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