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AIA Member Continuing Education Requirements

All active AIA members must successfully complete a minimum of 18 Learning Units (LUs) per calendar year. Of this total, 12 must meet the Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) criteria.


MyCES is AIA National's member transcript service. All active AIA members will have their time recorded for credit by the registered provider when attending programs registered through AIA National.

For assistance, email AIA CES or call the AIA National office at (202) 626-7436.

AIA Honolulu is an "AIA CES Registered Provider" of continuing education programs for members. Our goal is to provide the best available continuing education opportunities to our membership and related industry professionals. Click here to see if the provider putting on an event is an AIA/CES registered provider.

Non-Members: All non-AIA members need to keep their own record but for AIA Honolulu registered events we can provide a printed certificate of completion upon request for $20.



AIA members have the option to self-report independent activities or research. The intent of this activity must be educational in nature and related to new knowledge in reference to their practice of architecture. Click here for a refresher on the Self-Report form. Click here to view your transcript and complete your AIA/CES self-report online.


Hawaii State Licensing for Architects

The State of Hawaii's renewal cycle for professional licensing of Architects, Engineers, Surveyors and Landscape Architects is every two years in April. The next date for license renewal will be April 30, 2018 (2020, 2022, 2024).

Between May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2018 You Need 16 Hours of Education

Architects renewing their license must certify that they have met the 16 hours of continuing education (CE) over the biennium (2 year license period) in public protection topics, health, safety and welfare (HSW); as required by the State of Hawaii. Fulfillment of the CE requirement is subject to random audit by the State of Hawaii. In most cases, the AIA HSW requirement for members will meet the State provision.

AIA Members: Check your AIA transcripts using the date range of May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2018.

Non-Members: Keep and maintain your own education records up to date in case of audit. Read more.

Newly Licensed?

If a person was licensed during the 1st year of the biennium, 8 CE credits are required. If licensed during the 2nd year of the biennium, no CE is required.

Licensed in other States?

View Interactive Map showing CES requirements for all 50 states and District of Columbia. Mouse over to view state requirements and click on state to be taken to their licensing jurisdiction.

Renew Online - On Time!

Architects are encouraged to Renew Online. A discount for renewing online may be available, but please check the website first. Paper renewals will cost about $150.  It is your responsibility to notify the State of Hawaii, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational License Division of any changes to your data including address, contact information and status. Click here for more information.

In a worst case scenario if you forfeit your Hawaii license, and are not currently licensed in another state, you would need to complete the Intern Development Program (IDP) to restore your license.

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