Continuing Education

NCARB assists architects in keeping their professional skills and knowledge up to date through its Professional Development Program of structured self-study courses. Since its implementation in 1993, the program has grown to include over 25 monographs and six mini-monographs.

Continuing Education Overview

In increasing numbers, registration boards are requiring evidence of lifelong learning when architects apply for registration renewal. NCARB's Professional Development Program recognizes the need for a convenient and affordable continuing education resource.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Requirements
Most jurisdictions require that architects complete some form of continuing education to update their skills to renew their license. Learn each state's requirements.

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Value of NCARB Monographs
NCARB monographs are one of the most cost-effective ways for architects to fulfill their state and AIA continuing education requirements.


NCARB Monograph Series
NCARB has over 25 titles in its monograph series that count toward AIA and jurisdictional continuing education requirements.


Mini Monographs
Free for NCARB Record holders—Mini-Monograph articles provide architects with an efficient and economical way to earn one professional development unit (PDU) or continuing education unit (CEU) in health, safety, and welfare (HSW) and sustainable design (SD) through an online quiz.

Continuing Education
Pushing the Building Envelope
This mini-monograph examines the design and construction of conventional building envelopes and provides an introduction to the more unusual ones associated with many of today’s state-of-the-art practices. It also encourages architects to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the complex issues associated with the design of building envelopes so that they can make appropriate decisions relative to particular projects, clients, and sites.

Quiz: $35 (Free for NCARB Record Holders)
1 CEH Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) and 1 Sustainable Design (SD) [more]

Building Envelope
NCARB Monographs

NCARB assists architects in keeping their skills and knowledge up to date through its monograph series and other continuing education opportunities. All learning units are Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD) units.

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