Authority: IC 25-4-1-31; IC 25-4-2-13
Affected: IC 25-4-1; IC 25-4-2
may be granted for education offerings that cover architecture and landscape
architecture and related technical and professional topics and contribute
directly to the improvement of the professional knowledge and competence to
practice architecture and landscape architecture.
Continuing education activities or
courses may be provided by any of the following organizations:
(1) Accredited colleges, universities, or
other postsecondary educational institutions.
(2) American Institute of
(3) American Society of
(5) Board of
Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects.
(6) Council of Landscape Architectural
Construction Specifications Institute.
(8) National Council of Architectural
related technical or professional societies, organizations, or institutions.
The board shall not preapprove continuing education activities or
sixteen (16) hours of the required continuing education requirements for
architects and landscape architects must pertain to technical and professional
topics related to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare.
These topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Codes, statutes, and administrative
regulations governing the practice of architecture or landscape
(2) Environmental and
licensing statutes and rules.
Legal aspects of contracts, documents, insurance, bonds, and project
documents and services.
Materials and methods.
Mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and life safety.
(9) Structural technology.
(10) Energy efficiency.
(11) Project administration.
(12) Accessibility issues.
(13) Security and safety issues.
(14) New technical and professional
types of activities may qualify to fulfill the requirements for a minimum of
sixteen (16) contact hours to be acquired in structured educational activities
(all twenty-four (24) hours may be acquired in such activities):
(1) Contact hours in attendance at short
courses or seminars dealing with architectural or landscape architectural
subjects and sponsored by college or universities.
(2) Contact hours in attendance at
presentations on architectural or landscape architectural subjects that are
held in conjunction with meetings, conferences, or conventions of architect or
landscape architect professional organizations recognized by the board to the
extent that contact hours are credited only to that portion of the meeting,
conference, or convention that comprises the educational program.
(3) Contact hours in attendance at short
courses or seminars relating to professional practice or new technology and
offered by colleges, universities, professional organizations, or system
(4) Teaching or
instructing an architectural or landscape architectural course, seminar,
lecture, presentation, or workshop shall constitute three (3) contact hours for
each hour spent in the actual presentation. Teaching credit shall be valid for
the initial presentation only. A maximum of nine (9) hours may be accumulated
over a two (2) year licensure period.
(5) Contact hours spent in architectural or
landscape architectural research that is published or is formally presented to
the profession or public. A maximum of nine (9) total contact hours may be
accumulated over the two (2) year licensure period.
(6) Successfully completing structured
architectural or landscape architectural self-study courses, presented by
correspondence, Internet, television, video, or audio, ending with an
examination or other verification process. The contact hours acquired for this
activity shall be established by the program sponsor.
(7) College or university credit courses
dealing with architectural or landscape architectural subjects. Each academic
semester hour shall equal fifteen (15) contact hours. Each academic quarterly
hour shall equal ten (10) contact hours.
(8) Contact hours spent in educational tours
of architecturally or landscape architecturally significant projects, where the
tour is sponsored by a college, university, professional organization, or
system supplier. A maximum of eight (8) total contact hours may be accumulated
over the two (2) year licensure period.
Contact hours spent in professional
services to the public that draw upon the licensee's professional architectural
or landscape architectural expertise on boards and commissions, such as,
serving on any of the following:
(B) Building code
(C) Urban renewal
(D) Code study
A maximum of eight (8) total contact hours may be accumulated
over the two (2) year licensure period.
The following types of activities in
individually planned educational activities that are self-directed may qualify
for the maximum of eight (8) contact hours over the two (2) year licensure
Contact hours for serving as an
architectural mentor or supervisor for the Intern Development Program (IDP)
required to satisfy that diversified professional training requirements under
804 IAC 1.1-7
. Such service to an intern or interns shall be consistent with
the responsibilities set forth in the NCARB IDP Guidelines for an intern's
mentor and supervisor, which is hereby incorporated by reference.
Contact hours spent in planned
activities, related to the practice of architecture or landscape architecture,
which include the following:
(A) Business and
participating in a technical or professional society or organization shall be
the equivalent to two (2) contact hours. An individual shall serve as an
officer or actively participate in a committee of the organization to receive
credit for this activity. Contact hours shall be limited to two (2) per
organization and shall not be acquired until the completion of each year of