What are the standards?
AIBD Certified Members and NCBDC CPBDs, regardless of their membership affiliation, must get 8 continuing education credits each year in order to recertify. At least 4 of the 8 credits must be “Primary” credits and the others can be “Elective” credits. The differences are referenced in the section “What can I get credit for?” on page 8. The annual time frame begins when the individual becomes certified, not necessarily when their AIBD membership renews. If a new Certified Member is already certified, is an architect, engineer or registered residential designer in the State of Nevada, the certification and membership effective and expiration dates will be the same. Otherwise, there is a pretty good chance a member’s renewal date is different than their recertification date.sa
Download the CE Policy HERE
How does recertification work?
NCBDC’s primary purpose is to certify professional level building designers. The basic credential is called the Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD) and is a prerequisite for many AIBD positions and programs. All CPBDs must earn 8.0 continuing education units (credits) each year in order to recertify and to continue using the NCBDC certification mark and CPBD designation. Individuals who do not meet the recertification educational requirement will have their credential revoked and given 36 months to rectify the situation. After 36 months, the credential is terminated and the individual must begin the certification process again, using the policies and procedures in place at the time the new application is submitted.
In addition to CPBDs, AIBD recognizes registered architects, engineers and residential designers (in Nevada) as Certified Members of AIBD. These individuals must also recertify their membership level by obtaining 8.0 credits each year of membership. Individuals who do not meet the membership recertification educational requirement will have their membership level changed to Professional Member. Certified Membership can be regained when the educational requirements have been caught up.
How do I report my CEs?
There are a number ways to let the AIBD staff know that you’ve attended an education event.
1. By sending an email to CE@aibdmember.org;
2. By faxing toll-free to 866-204-0293;
3. By mailing to 529 14th St NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20045; or
4. By reporting online
Report Online HERE
Download a CE Reporting Form HERE