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State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects

Continuing Education

On October 6, 2022, Board staff gave a webinar discussing and explaining recent CE changes, the audit process, and other information related to continuing education. 

You can view it here:

Every licensed architect in Nebraska must meet the continuing education (CE) requirements as a condition for license renewal.

License reinstatement applicants are required to provide documentation of compliance with continuing education requirements during the two-year period prior to their application.

Effective January 1, 2022, a learning activity is required to be 1) technical in nature, and 2) address a topic that is categorized as a Health Safety and Welfare topic by NCARB, to be an acceptable continuing education activity.

Below are some key points to keep in mind when selecting a course for architectural and/or engineering CE hours.

  • The Board has final authority with respect to approval of courses and credits and does not pre-approve courses. 
  • The Board does not require architectural-related courses be American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved. 
  • The continuing education activity must be related to the practice of architecture.
  • Any web-based activity in which both the instructor and attendees have the ability to receive and discuss information in real time is not restricted. A licensee can accrue all their hours this way. 
  • Self-guided activities are separate and different from web-based activities. Self-guided continuing education learning is learning obtained during a self-guided educational activity. This activity may not have a sponsor or host; you did not receive a certificate for this educational time and you earned it under your own direction and guidance.  Any licensee who wants to self-guide should complete the Nebraska Continuing Education Self-Guided Reporting Form.  A licensee can gain credit for these activities in accordance with Rule 9.3.5 of The Nebraska Engineers and Architects Regulation Act. 

To learn more about the continuing education guidelines and restrictions, please see Chapter 9 of The Nebraska Engineers and Architects Regulation Act.  If you have any questions about continuing education or requirements and restrictions, contact the Board at

Next Expiration Dates:  Renewal Date: CE Logs timeframe:
Active licenses held by those whose last names begin with the initials A through K expire on December 31, 2023 January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023 
Active licenses held by those whose last names begin with the initials L through Z expire on December 31, 2024 January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2024 


Architectural Continuing Education (ACE) Requirements

Architects must complete 24 actual hours of architectural-related learning every biennial renewal period to meet the continuing education requirements. Of these, all must address the safeguarding of life, health, and property (also referred to as Health, Safety, and Welfare), and one must be directly related to ethical issues of professional practice.

One actual hour of learning means at least 50 minutes spent in verifiable educational pursuit. 0.1 CEU = 1 PDH/PDU = 1 actual hour

Newly licensed architects are exempt from the continuing education requirements for their initial renewal period.

Course Information

The Board has final authority with respect to approval of courses and credit. The Board does not pre-approve ANY courses. 

Information regarding allowable web-based continuing education can be found here. More detailed information can be found in Chapter 9 of The Nebraska Engineers and Architects Regulation Act.


Maintenance of records used to support continuing education credits claimed is the responsibility of the licensee. Records must be maintained for a period of four years and copies may be requested by the Board for audit verification purposes. Please do not send records to the Board unless requested for an audit.

Required records include, but are not limited to:

  1. A Continuing Education Log showing the type of activity claimed, sponsoring organization, location, duration, instructor's or speaker's name, and unit credits earned;
  2. Attendance verification records in the form of completion certificates, the Nebraska Continuing Education Self-Guided Reporting Form, or other documents supporting evidence of attendance; or
  3. Records of CE activities maintained by AIA or similar repositories.


The Board establishes a number of licensees to be selected at random for an audit of their continuing education. The selection of licensees typically occurs in October, when the renewal system is activated. Licensees are notified of their selection for an audit in the new year following their renewal.

If you receive an audit notice in the new year following your renewal, please email your records in one combined PDF that includes your Continuing Education log and supporting attendance verifications. Attendance verifications must be in the same order as they appear on the log. Forward your audit documentation to If you have questions, you can call (402) 471-9602.


 Continuing Education Log

 Nebraska Continuing Education Self-Guided Reporting Form

If you have any questions about the continuing education requirements for architects, please contact us.