804 IAC 1.1-8-7 - Mandatory and elective topics

Authority: IC 25-4-1-31; IC 25-4-2-13

Affected: IC 25-4-1; IC 25-4-2

Sec. 7.

(a) Credit 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.
(b) 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 Architects.
(3) American Society of Landscape Architects.
(4) American Planning Association.
(5) Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects.
(6) Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards.
(7) Construction Specifications Institute.
(8) National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
(9) Other related technical or professional societies, organizations, or institutions. The board shall not preapprove continuing education activities or courses.
(c) At least 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 architecture.
(2) Environmental and ecological resources.
(3) Professional ethics.
(4) Indiana licensing statutes and rules.
(5) Legal aspects of contracts, documents, insurance, bonds, and project administration.
(6) Construction documents and services.
(7) Materials and methods.
(8) 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 skills.
(d) The following 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 suppliers.
(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.
(9) 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:
(A) Planning commissions.
(B) Building code advisory boards.
(C) Urban renewal boards.
(D) Code study committees.
(E) Regulatory boards.
(F) Professional accreditation teams.

A maximum of eight (8) total contact hours may be accumulated over the two (2) year licensure period.

(e) 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 period:
(1) 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.
(2) Contact hours spent in planned activities, related to the practice of architecture or landscape architecture, which include the following:
(A) Business and practice efficiency.
(B) Business development.
(C) Personal improvement.
(D) New skills.
(3) Actively 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 service.


804 IAC 1.1-8-7
Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects; 804 IAC 1.1-8-7; filed Mar 18, 2005, 10:50 a.m.: 28 IR 2379; readopted filed Nov 22, 2011, 12:15 p.m.: 20111221-IR-804110365RFA; readopted filed November 25, 2013, 9:19 a.m.: 20131225-IR-804130276RFA Readopted filed 11/26/2019, 3:41 p.m.: 20191225-IR-804190181RFA

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