Continuing Education Requirement for CT Architect License Renewal

Effective with the 2022 Architect License Renewal
Sec. 20-289-6a. License procedures and continuing education requirements

C.E. requirements.
In addition to all other requirements for license renewal, an architect shall complete a minimum of twelve (12) C.E.H. each calendar year or be exempt from these C.E. requirements as provided in subsection (e) of this section. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in an enforcement action pursuant to section 20-294 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

C.E.H. requirements.
Twelve (12) C.E.H. shall be completed in H.S.W.S. Excess C.E.H. may not be credited to a future calendar year. C.E.H. shall be certified by the American Institute of Architects, N.C.A.R.B. or the Connecticut Office of Data and Education Management.

Reporting and record keeping.
An architect shall maintain a record of his or her C.E.H. for six (6) years from the date the C.E.H. was earned. Upon request by the board or department an architect shall be required to submit evidence sufficient to the board or department that the architect has completed the required C.E.H. An architect’s C.E.H. may be audited by the board or department for verification of compliance with the requirements of this section. If the board or department finds, after proper notice and hearing, that the architect failed to comply with these requirements or falsified documentation of required C.E.H., the architect may be subject to enforcement action pursuant to section 20-294 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Exemptions.
For reason of health, military service, or other individual hardship, the board may, in its discretion, excuse an architect from C.E requirements if the architect otherwise meets all other renewal requirements. If an exemption of an architect from C.E. requirements is made by the board, the board’s written decision shall be final and not appealable to the department. An architect who has been granted emeritus status by the board or department shall not be subject to C.E. requirements.