Continuing Education for Architects - License Renewal and More

Architects are now in renewal in the State of Illinois. Guidance on using the State's new renewal portal can be found here

Renewal includes attesting that you have completed 24 hours of learning during the duration of your license (December 1, 2020, through November 30, 2022), and 16 of those hours must be in health, safety and welfare (HSW) topics. Also required is one hour of sexual harassment prevention training from an Illinois-approved provider. 

Check out the AIA Chicago events calendar for live learning. Online learning is available from various providers including: 

Sexual harassment prevention training for individuals is available from:

Employers looking for group training may consider these additional providers: 

For AIA members: your annual continuing education requirement for AIA is to complete 18 hours of learning each calendar year, and 12 of those hours must be in HSW topics. These hours must be shown on your AIA transcript which can be accessed at when you log in. Don’t forget to self-report learning gained from providers other than an AIA Continuing Education Provider (including sexual harassment prevention training). Do that through your AIA record at as well. 

Associate AIA members are encouraged but not required to meet this annual requirement. Emeritus AIA members are required to complete one hour of learning each year.