The State of Colorado has passed a bill making continuing education mandatory for architects. We already fulfill these requirements as part of our AIA requirements but non-AIA architects have not been required to do continuing education after their initial licensure. Its very positive that the State of Colorado has passed SB 29 which puts us in company with 34 other states. Not mandating some amount of continuing education allows architects to maintain a license without maintaining relevant knowledge.
This measure was backed by both the Colorado Division of Regulatory Affairs and the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The next big question will how it is implemented. I believe the AIA and DORA will collaborate to model it after other states that have rules in line with the AIA CE requirements and procedures but there is always a possibility that it could be made quite burdensome.