21 NCAC 02 .0903             REQUIREMENTS

(a)  Every licensee and registrant shall obtain 12 contact hours of continuing education for each calendar year. "Contact Hour" means 50 minutes contact.

(b)  The contact hours shall be obtained in structured educational activities intended to increase or update the architect's or registered interior designer's knowledge and competence in technical and professional architectural and interior design subjects d related to safeguarding public health, safety, and welfare("HSW"). "Structured educational activities" are activities in which at least 75 percent of an activity's content and instructional time is devoted to HSW subjects related to the practice of architecture, including courses of study or other activities under the areas identified as HSW by individuals or organizations, whether delivered by direct contact or distance learning methods.

(c)  Licensees and registrants shall not carry forward any contact hours into the subsequent period.

(d)  Licensees and registrants shall certify completion of the contact hours for the previous calendar year with annual renewal.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 83A-6(a)(4); 83A-6(a)(5); 83A-11;

Eff. July 1, 1998;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2012;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 13, 2015;

Temporary Amendment Eff. November 30, 2021;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2022.