Mandatory Continuing Education responds to the self-recognized needs of the profession, as well as the public’s growing need for assurance that registered professionals remain current with contemporary technology, business practices, methods and materials of their profession. Each member accepts the obligation to further their education as an architect in order to maintain their practicing status in the NWT.
Practice Bulletin 3, "Mandatory Continuing Education Requirements", outlines the protocols for the earning, recording and administration of ongoing education required by all registered architects.
Reporting & Equivalencies
Prior to the first applicable reporting deadline, all members must declare their reporting jurisdiction using the Continuing Education Reporting & Equivalency form.
Members who report to NWTAA must do so through the RAIC Transcripts site using either their RAIC member credentials or, for non-members, the credentials provided by NWTAA.
Members who report to another jurisdiction must adhere to, and remain compliant with, the requirements of that jurisdiction. At each NWTAA reporting deadline, NWTAA will confirm the complaince of all members directly with each respective jurisdiction. There is no action required by the member.
Non-compliance in another jurisdiction will automatically result in non-compliance with the NWTAA.
Courses & Workshops
From time to time, NWTAA organizes continuing education activities that are centrally located in Yellowknife, NT and/or delivered online. Members are encouraged to bring forward topics, themes and other suggestions to the Continuing Education Committee.
Reporting in 2020/2022
In April 2020, in response to concerns regarding the pandemic and resulting ConEd event cancellations, Council extended the 2018-2020 reporting deadline from June 30 to December 31, 2020 and removed all "carry-over" limits.
Members are expected to fulfill all requirements described in Practice Bulletin #3 by December 31, 2020, and again by June 30, 2022. Following the December 31 deadline, NWTAA will calculate and post all carry-over balances in each member's RAIC Transcript. Aside from the "carry-over" exception, there are currently no special arrangements set for the period ending June 30, 2022 - all members are expected to fulfull all requirements as normal.
This extension applies only to members who report to NWTAA. Pandemic-related extensions and accommodations vary among all jurisdictions, and members reporting to other jurisdictions must follow the instructions of those respective jurisdictions.
NWTAA does not currently accredit or approve education providers or programs; however, in most cases, NWTAA accepts the endorsement of other professional regulators (ie, members of CALA) or recognized professional organizations (eg, RAIC or AIA). The onus is on each member to participate in activities that are relevant to their profession and practice, and to report these activities accordingly.
Providers may advise NWTAA of education opportunities accessible and relevant to NWTAA members for possible inclusion in member newsletters and other communications, at NWTAA's discretion.