In Iowa, architects are always hard at work, designing residences and commercial and public buildings. When done correctly, architectural work can last for generations, and it offers beauty as well as practical spaces for the community. Well-designed buildings are attractive, easily maintained, and efficient. They fulfill their purpose for many years.
In order to achieve impressive goals, architects must complete years of training. To maintain their license and their skills, however, architects never stop learning. The laws and best practices of architecture are always changing, so architects need to continue to build their skills and understanding to stay fully compliant and remain competitive in the industry.
Iowa License Renewal Training Requirements for Architects
Architects licensed in Iowa need to finish 24 hours of continuing education every two years in approved HSW (Health Safety and Welfare) subject areas in order to renew their license. If your last name starts with the letters A through K, you must complete your continuing education requirements by June 30 of every even-numbered year. If your last name starts with any letter from L through Z, you need to complete your mandatory training by June 30 of odd-numbered years. You can complete all required training online or through live training.
In addition, you must complete 18 hours of AIA-approved training to renew your membership in AIA each year. Different professional bodies may have additional training requirements.
Training With Lorman Education
Lorman Education makes it easy to secure the training and education you need for professional development, business success, and license renewal. We offer live training programs for architects as well as a wide range of onDemand training, including:
- Downloadable classes
- Mp3 recordings
- Course materials
- Additional options
You can purchase training individually or save money with an All-Access pass, which allows you to study with all the above for a full year. You can study as many online training materials as you like from your computer, phone, or tablet at no added charge with our All-Access pass.
Our materials are eligible for AIA training, so you can use our online training to meet requirements or brush up on areas that will help you succeed in your career. Industry professionals and trained architects create our training materials, so you will learn from some of the brightest minds in your field. We also offer up-to-the-minute training designed to meet current state requirements and reflect current regulations.
If you want to start today, browse our site to learn more about our AIA training or sign up for your All-Access pass to start studying right now. Browse our full catalogue of AIA training or contact one of our friendly representatives to talk about your training needs.