License renewal this year in Illinois
Your State of Illinois license will be renewed in 2020, and renewal information will likely be available in September. The state requires 24 hours of learning earned during the duration of your license (December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2020), and 16 of those hours must be in HSW topics. New for 2020: the state now requires all license holders to earn one hour of sexual harassment prevention training from an Illinois-approved provider as part of renewal. More details on how to meet this requirement will be available in 2020.
AIA's annual requirement for continuing education is 18 hours of learning, of which 12 hours must be in health, safety and welfare (HSW) topics. If you didn't meet the 2019 deadline of December 31, you can make up your shortage in the early months of 2020.
Online learning is available at many sites, including:
- Whole Building Design Guide
- Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC)
- NCARB self-study
- Architect magazine
- Hanley Wood University
- Architectural Record