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Continuing Education

Looking for continuing education opportunities? AIA credits are available through select BSA/AIA events. Check the list of Events for upcoming credit opportunities.

MA State
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
MA State
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 as verification of completed continuing education hours 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
  • Learn more about the Board of Registration of architects from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website.

Additional resources for the AIA requirements

Continuing education resources:

Offering CE through the BSA/AIA:

BSA Allied members can submit their Greater Boston area "in-person" programs for AIA/CE credit through the BSA as part of their membership.

  • For continuing education course requirements and submission guidelines, click here.
  • If you are already a member, click here for the CE submission form.
  • If you want to know more about becoming a BSA Allied member you can find more information about the benefits, and download an application form here.

Non-member AIA/CE Providers

For students

  • The BSA hosts an annual Architecture/Design College Fair.
  • AIA National offers
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