Educational: Mandatory Con. Ed. Program

For Interested Continuing Education Providers

Architects must continue to advance their fundamental level of knowledge, skills, and proficiency by maintaining rigorous professional standards. Architects must remain current on emerging technologies, business practices, methods and materials in order to meet the needs of their clients and their mandate to serve and protect the public interest. Continuing Education is a mandatory part of maintaining an architect's license. Do you have a course or webinar that you think fits our Continuing Education requirement? Here is an easy way to register your CE offering and let our members know that it meets our CE requirement.

The ALBNL, AANB, NSAA Education Provider Program (EPP) is a system by which one of the three regulators will review and approve third-party CE opportunities. This system ensures that all CE sessions meet the curriculum and intent of the CE program and provides a level of confidence to members and the public that the quality of these CE sessions will be recognized by their regulator. With their participation in the EPP, recognized providers are working to support the advancement of the knowledge, skill and proficiency of our members, as we all serve in the public interest.


For NSAA Members

Please note that the NSAA is launching a new online continuing education reporting portal as part of its online renewal system effective for the 2020/2021 reporting cycle.  This new online reporting portal will be going live in September 2021.

With the proclamation of the new Nova Scotia Architects Act in 2006, the NSAA has instituted a Mandatory Continuing Education Program (MCEP). Compliance with the MCEP is a condition of Licensed Architect membership with the NSAA. Members are required to submit their MCEP transcript along with their Application for Renewal. Transcripts are reviewed by the Continuing Education Committee for general compliance with the requirements of the MCEP. A random audit may be conducted in order to ensure accuracy of reporting and relevance of reported activities. Members must maintain supporting documentation for all educational activities completed during the Cycle for a period of two years after the end of the Cycle. Members may be required to submit such documentation to the NSAA upon request.

Please note that the above requirements apply to Licensed Architects whose home-jurisdiction is the Nova Scotia Association of Architects. For Licensed Architects whose home-jurisdiction is outside of the NSAA, you must comply with the Continuing Education Program of that jurisdiction. The NSAA will contact those jurisdictions for members' compliance with continuing education requirements.



This newly-revised guide and FAQ provides specific details on NSAA's MCEP and instructions on logging CE hours.

NSAA Policies and Procedures

Affiliated Associations/Groups

The Nova Scotia Association of Architects is responsible for regulating the practice of architecture in Nova Scotia. Similarly, each province in Canada has its own association or institution that regulates the profession of archiotecture in those jurisdictions. Each province has its own regulations which govern the practice within their respective jurisdiction.

Working hand-in-hand with the provincial regulatory bodies, are national and international organizations which assist in advancing the profession within Canada and around the world. Please see the below categorized list of related association/organization categories.

Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities

National/International Architectural Organizations

Related Nova Scotia Associations/Societies