Rhode Island Architect Continuing Education Requirements

Cindy Grant, Nov 30, 2021 11:10:00 AM

Rhode Island state flagRegistered Rhode Island architects are required to complete 12 hours of Continuing Education every calendar year.

  • CE Requirement:  12 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) per calendar year for a total of 24 CEHs for the 2-year period. All credits must qualify as Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW)
  • Renewal Date:  December 31 of odd-numbered years.
  • CE Cycle:  Biennial - Rhode Island architects must earn the required credits in the 2 calendar year period preceding the renewal date. (e.g. 24 CEHs must be earned between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 for the December 31, 2021 renewal).
  • Acceptable Coursework: The Rhode Island Board of Examination and Registration of Architects does not pre-approve credits. Courses approved by the AIA under the HSW designation are generally accepted but it is the registrant's responsibility to use their professional judgment 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 Rhode Island Board. Registrants are required to attest that they are in compliance with the Board’s CE requirements on the biennial renewal application. Design Arts Seminars reports credits electronically whenever possible.
  • Tracking of Credits:  Records of successful completion of continuing education should be kept for at least 6 years following the registration renewal for which credits were claimed.
  • Audit:  All architects registered in Rhode Island are subject to audit by the Board and upon written request will need to provide documentation to support the credits 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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