NCARB Offers Free Continuing Education Opportunities to Customers

Earning continuing education hours (CEH) has never been easier, thanks to NCARB’s online Mini-Monograph Series.

Washington, DC—NCARB customers can now access free continuing education opportunities. Developed by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the online Mini-Monograph Series can be used to satisfy state continuing education requirements, as well as the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) membership requirements.

Written by experts in the field, the self-study tools cover a variety of topics in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW)—including fire safety, designing healthy environments, and managing ethical dilemmas. Twenty state boards require architects to complete 12 HSW CEHs every year, making December a great time to take advantage of NCARB’s Mini-Monograph Series.

Architects with an active NCARB Certificate, and aspiring architects who are reporting experience or taking the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®), can download mini-monographs by logging into their NCARB account. Upon completion of an online quiz, each mini-monograph is worth between one to two HSW CEHs. Quiz results are shared instantly, along with a certificate of completion.

As NCARB continues to expand its library of continuing education opportunities, at least one new mini-monograph will be released every month. Customers can also access NCARB’s hardcopy monographs, which can be used to earn up to 20 HSW CEHs, for just $20 in shipping and handling. Architects without an active NCARB Certificate can purchase mini-monographs for $25 apiece.

To learn more about NCARB’s Mini-Monograph Series, visit

Editor's Note: NCARB's Monograph Series was renamed the Continuum Education Program in early 2020. 


The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ membership is made up of the architectural registration boards of all 50 states as well as those of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCARB assists its member registration boards in carrying out their duties and provides a certification program for individual architects.

NCARB protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. In order to achieve these goals, the Council develops and recommends standards to be required of an applicant for architectural registration; develops and recommends standards regulating the practice of architecture; provides to Member Boards a process for certifying the qualifications of an architect for registration; and represents the interests of Member Boards before public and private agencies. NCARB has established reciprocal registration for architects in the United States and Canada.