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Education

Looking for continuing-education opportunities? AIA LUs are marked  at architects.org/calendar.

REQUIREMENTS MA State AIA/CES
Hours 12 18
License period September - August January - December
HSW (Health, Safety, Welfare) topics 12 hours 12 hours
Extra hours Do not carry forward Carry forward
Grace period None 9 months
REQUIREMENTS MA State AIA/CES
Credit tracking Maintain your own CE records Credits are tracked for you
Online transcript No Yes, view it here
CE events’ credits Sign in and request a certificate of attendance every time you attend a CE-qualifying event. Sign in with your AIA number at all CE events to be sure credits are recorded.
Audits Send your certificates of attendance from any BSA events to the BSA. We will verify and return them so you can forward your completed records to the state licensing board. If you are audited, print and send your transcript to the state licensing board with a copy of your AIA membership card.

Architects who are not AIA members must meet state continuing-education credit requirements. AIA architects must meet AIA/CES requirements. If these credits are completed between September and August, members can fulfill MA requirements as well.

Additional resources for the MA state requirements

  • For details about the State of Massachusetts requirements for HSW continuing education hours visit the regulation page at  Mass.gov »
  • Learn more about the Board of Registration of architects from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website »

Additional resources for the AIA requirements