Architects design timeless buildings, and they require continuing education to deal with dynamic nature of their industry. While beautiful homes and offices may last for generations, environmental laws, zoning, real estate laws and other regulations change regularly. In addition, trends in architecture are adjusted as smart homes, sustainable design and new technologies emerge. Architects need to engage in continuing education to secure new clients, develop their businesses and stay on the cutting edge.
Architecture boards and professional associations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), require architects to train each year for specific amounts of time in order to keep their skills relevant and fresh in today's world.
In Montana, architect licensing is overseen by the Montana Board of Architects. To renew their licenses, architects must complete 12 hours of HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare) training from an approved provider. Licenses must be renewed each year by June 30th. Members of the AIA also need to complete 18 hours of continuing education — including the 12 hours of HSW topics — each year to renew their membership.
Training for Architects
Of course, securing continuing education while running a successful architectural firm can be challenging. Lorman Education Services understands the need to develop your professional skills and comprehends the demands on a professional architect.
We want you to succeed both as a business professional and as an architect. We offer AIA-approved training — including Montana AIA credits online — through our Lorman Education Services OnDemand offerings and other course delivery options. With us, you can train in-house, live or online from the comfort of your home or office. We make it easy for you to train on your time, ensuring you get the education you need to continue your professional association memberships and your licensing requirements.
Convenient Learning From Lorman Education Services
A quality education can be a convenient and enriching experience. With Lorman Education Services, you can secure your AIA-required training at your own pace from any mobile device — including your computer or tablet. If you want to grow your business or you want to be able to get a competitive edge, you'll probably want to go beyond just the minimum educational requirements for your licensing or AIA membership.
For true educational immersion, you may want to apply for our All-Access Pass, which gives you unlimited training for a full year. You'll get access to our full range of course offerings, allowing you to secure not only your license and membership requirements, but also to develop your knowledge in those areas where you need to learn more. If you want to get an All-Access Pass for your entire architectural firm, contact our specialists to find out how to get your entire team taking Montana AIA courses right now.
Why Choose Lorman Education Services?
Lorman Education Services has helped more than 1.4 million professionals secure continuing education in our more than 29 years in the business. Most importantly, Lorman Education Services is proud to be an authorized AIA training provider. We can help you secure the education you need. Do you want to get started in getting a professional edge? Browse the full range of course offerings at Lorman Education Services or sign up for All-Access Pass.