The Alabama Council's Continuing Education Program for Architects (CEPA) is administered "for architects - by architects" to provide a variety of educational opportunities for meeting Alabama Registration Board requirements and AlA National membership requirements. The Council embraces a partnership with member chapters, continuously evaluating program opportunities for quality and cost-effectiveness for architect members. Member files and provider information are recorded in the Council's computer database and updated as credits are earned.
All licensed architects must participate in ongoing professional development courses to keep their license activated. In Alabama, they are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education each calendar year. To be a member in good standing of The American Institute of Architects, members must complete at least 12 hours of continuing education in courses approved that address the health, safety and welfare on the general public, plus 6 additional hours of continuing education on issues such as practice management, human relations, marketing, community design, sustainability or other pertinent topics. These required educational courses help ensure AIA members are current in building codes, design, practice management and are aware of the latest trends in design and construction.
Learn more about professional development for architects… - link to AL Architectural Reg Board http://www.boa.alabama.gov/Architects.aspx?m=architects