New Mexico Architect Continuing Education Requirements

Micène Fontaine, Aug 15, 2019 10:17:42 AM

New Mexico State FlagNew Mexico architects are required to complete 12 hours of Continuing Education every year for a total of 24 hours for biennial renewal.

  • CE Requirement:  24 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) biennially, so that 12 CEHs are earned each calendar year. All CEHs must address Health, Safety & Welfare topics (HSW). 
  • Renewal Date:  December 31 according to your birth year. (I.e. New Mexico-registered architects born in even numbered years renew by December 31st of even years and those born in odd years renew by December 31st of odd years).
  • CE Reporting Cycle:  Biennial - Licensees are required to earn 12 CEHs each calendar year so that all 24 hours have been earned by December 31 of your renewal year.
  • Acceptable Coursework: The New Mexico Board of Examiners for Architects does not pre-approve courses or providers. Courses approved by AIA under the HSW designation are generally acceptable. It is the registrant's responsibility to determine  if an activity meets the Board's criteria as summarized in this post and as detailed on Board's website. Final discretion is up to the Board. 
  • Reporting of Credits:  Providers cannot report continuing education credits earned to the New Mexico Board. Registrants are required to turn in the continuing education report form attesting to the fulfillment of all continuing education requirements. Design Arts Seminars reports credits electronically whenever possible.
  • Tracking of Credits:  Registrants are responsible for maintaining proof of successful completion of continuing education activities for at least 3 years after registration is awarded.
  • Audit:  All architects registered in New Mexico are subject to audit by the Board and upon request will need to provide documentation to support the CEHs claimed at renewal.
  • Carry-over credits:  Not permitted.
  • 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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