For Architects, Engineers, Landscape Architects, & Registered Interior Designers
In 1995, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a law giving the Board the authority to establish continuing professional education requirements for its registrants. The rules adopted by the Board became effective July 9, 1997.
The continuing education program developed by the Board is an honor system designed to limit administrative costs. Here is how the program works:
The Board will not approve continuing education courses in advance. It is the registrant's responsibility to determine which courses meet the criteria of the continuing education rules. Registrants may use the following criteria to determine if training will be acceptable:
Providers are simply asked to provide participants with documentation verifying attendance such as completion certificates showing the sponsoring organization, date, location, duration, instructor's or speaker's name and a description of the activity.
Continuing education activities include:
Click Here to view Tennessee's continuing education rules.
Click Here for mailing lists of registrants.
Click Here to view a list of providers whose courses are generally accepted by the Board.
Click Here for an optional Record of Accrual form that may be used by registrants to document continuing education activities.
What happens if a registrant is one of the 5% who will be audited?
For more complete information about the requirements, please refer to Chapter 0120-5 of the Board's Rules.
If, after reading the rules, you have questions, please contact Sundra Dunlap, who coordinates the program.
For those calling in the Nashville area, the number is 741-3221; outside the Nashville area, call 1-800-256-5758, or send an e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.