In 2012 Architects are required to meet the following:
12 hours HSW (4 of which must be in sustainable design [SD])
6 hours in general continuing education (may be self-reported)
Total requirement for AIA CES: 18 hours
California Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE)
California architects are required to complete 5 hours of coursework in ADA and/or California accessibility codes each licensure year. These hours are reported by the architect in the renewal process; AIA does not report MCE hours to the California Architects Board.