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Mandatory Continuing Education Requirements for CA Licensure Renewal

In 2017, architects are required to complete five hours of Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) for their California licensure renewal. All ADA/Accessibility focused courses taken with an AIA CES Provider will also count towards your HSW continuing education requirements.

Any Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) taken since your last licensure renewal will count towards your upcoming 2017 renewal.

For more information on upcoming mandatory continuing education “ADA” programs that qualify at AIA East Bay  call the office at 510/464-3600.

Mandatory Continuing Education in California

SB 1608 was signed into law on Sunday, September 28, 2008, by Governor Schwarzenegger, which creates a continuing education requirement for California architects as a condition of licensure. The SB 1608 CE requirement is limited to disability access. To view the California Architects Board outline on Mandatory Continuing Education on Disabled Access Requirements click here.

The programs will be part of the regular chapter programs–as forums, lectures, tours, vendor presentations, in-depth technical information, etc. These programs will be offered in multiple locations throughout the chapter region of Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa and Solano Counties. To be alerted to these programs, please sign up for our complimentary e-newsletter, Update , which is set twice a month.

To get comprehensive information regarding continuing education, to check your transcript, or to find local CES providers, visit the AIA Continuing Education Program or contact AIA East Bay at 510/464-3600.

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AIA Continuing Education Requirements

The AIA East Bay offers many events, seminars, and conferences that qualify for Learning Units (LUs) and which provide members a way of meeting the Continuing Education (CES) Requirements. Chapter meetings/Monthly Programs usually qualify for at least one CES LU. To find out about other upcoming events, visit the AIA East Bay Calendar.

This requirement begins each January, so new members who join after January are exempt for one year. If you accrue more than 18 CES/LUs, those extra can roll over for one year.

Many research and personal activities qualify as non-HSW units, which you can self-report here.