is approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA Provider # J607) to provide online continuing education courses to architects.

Since 2003 has delivered over half a million online continuing education hours to more than 50,000 AEC professionals nationwide.

Our online interactive audio/visual courses feature narration, images and illustrations. Our PDF format is a non-timed, read-only course with online testing at the end.

South Dakota Continuing Education Requirements

South Dakota Blue Book (Administrative Rule 20:38:35:01) Continuing Education Requirements 

  • Individual licensees are expected to maintain their professional competency by participating in continuing education activities throughout their practicing career.
  • Generally, licensees are expected to earn a minimum of 30 professional development hours (PDH) during each two years of licensure and demonstrate their compliance with this minimum requirement by submitting a "PDH log" showing their completed continuing education activities at the time of renewing their individual license.
  • A maximum of 10 PDH can be earned in professional management subjects, with the balance being earned in technical subjects (20 PDH) relating to their architectural practice.
  • As an alternative, individual licensees may earn a minimum of 12 continuing education hours (CEH) in health, safety, and welfare (HSW) subjects acquired in structured educational activities per calendar year.

South Dakota Blue Book (Administrative Rule 20:38:35:07) Continuing Education Record Maintenance and Verification

  • A licensee shall maintain records to support professional development credits claimed.
  • Records sufficient for audit purposes must be maintained for three years after the date of renewal.
  • The records shall include the PDH credits earned prior to the date of renewal and, in the case of carryover PDH credit, shall include the years when the carryover PDH was earned.

For more information, visit the South Dakota Blue Book Website.

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Non-timed, read-only PDF document with online testing at the end.
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Generational Design

Course Sample Credit Hours Price
Ageless by Design 2.00 $38.00
   Ageless Living by Design (HSW) 2.00 $38.00
   Aging in Place - Eliminating Traps (HSW) 4.00 $76.00
   Biophilic Design and Senior Well Being for Architect and Design Professionals (HSW) 1.00 $19.00
   Demographic Trends and Changes in the Aging Population Essential for Architects, Designers and Contractors to Identify (HSW) 1.00 $19.00
   The Senior Wellness Revolution (HSW) 1.00 $19.00
   Where is Home - The Aging Population and Where They Live (HSW) 1.00 $19.00

Building Systems

Construction Contract Administration

Course Sample Credit Hours Price


Course Sample Credit Hours Price
Building for Energy Efficiency (BSP/T/GEN) (HSW) 1.00 $19.00
Cool Roofs for Warm Climates (GEN) (HSW) 1.00 $19.00
   Cool Roofs for Warm Climates PDF (HSW) 1.00 $19.00
Environmentally Safe Paints and Painting Techniques (GEN) (HSW) 1.00 $19.00
Raising the Roof (GEN) (HSW) 2.00 $38.00
   Strategies to Achieve Net-Zero Energy Homes PDF (HSW) 2.00 $38.00


Occupant Comfort

Course Sample Credit Hours Price
Indoor Environmental Quality (GEN) (HSW) 3.00 $57.00
   Sound Advice for Acoustics PDF (HSW) 4.00 $76.00