Continuing Education

Continuing education is required for all registered architects who practice in the state of New York and are members of AIA. New York statutes require architects to complete continuing education for licensure, while the AIA requires it for membership. Each is recorded separately, but can be interchanged, within certain guidelines.


New York State Department of Education
Office of the Professions

Licensed architects work in a world of evolving technology, increased consumer expectations and other emerging issues. Practice in this changing environment requires ongoing development of knowledge and skills. It is critical that licensees remain current with changes and developments in the profession to render quality services and to ensure public protection. The Office of the Professions is committed to helping professionals stay up-to-date and informed throughout their professional lives.
To renew your registration as an architect, New York State Education Law requires you to complete 36 hours of continuing education (CE) in each three-year registration period. The information below is provided to respond to frequently asked questions about the continuing education requirements. It is not a substitute for reading the provisions of law, rule or regulation.