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Unstructured Learning

Unstructured Learning encompasses all learning activities that an architect may perform in a professional capacity. Unlike Structured Learning, official proof of completion is not required when reporting Unstructured Learning Hours. 

The OAA will now upload all Continuing Education hours for OAA-administered events. If you have a question about whether an event falls under this category, please contact OAA ConEd. OAA members will still be responsible for reporting Continuing Education hours received from third party providers.

Select a category to view the description and maximum limit per cycle.

Committee Meetings

Architect - 25 hours maximum
Licensed Technologist OAA - 13 hours maximum
Non-Practising Architect - 13 hours maximum 


Attendance at meetings as a member of an organized group the mandate/activities of which relate to the conduct of business or the practice of architecture. 

May Include: OAA Task Force/Group, Professional Organization, Community Committee, OAA Society Meetings, OAAAS Sub-committees. Does not include Service Clubs.

Council Meetings

Architect - 30 hours maximum
Licensed Technologist OAA - 15 hours maximum
Non-Practising Architect - 15 hours maximum 

Attendance at OAA Council meetings

 

Discussion Groups

Architect - 25 hours maximum
Licensed Technologist OAA - 13 hours maximum
Non-Practising Architect - 13 hours maximum 

An organized group of individuals who have gathered to discuss a specific topic, matter or issue which is intended to support or advance the practice of architecture by the participants.

May include: Lunch and Learn, Focus Group, Guest Speakers, Facilitated Discussion, Roundtables 

Distance Education

NO MAXIMUM PER CYCLE

Includes webinars, online education modules and courses.

In-Person Learning

NO MAXIMUM PER CYCLE

Includes college or university courses, lectures, Lunch & Learns, seminars and workshops.

Mentoring

Architect - 10 hours maximum
Licensed Technologist OAA - 5 hours maximum
Non-Practising Architect - 5 hours maximum 


Syllabus Program mentoring, IAP program mentoring, ITP mentoring, & BEFA mentoring
 

Teaching

Architect - 25 hours maximum
Licensed Technologist OAA - 13 hours maximum
Non-Practising Architect - 13 hours maximum

Public speaking engagements in a professional capacity for the purpose of informing others. Teaching preparation time is also eligible for unstructured learning hours.

 

Professional Writing

Architect - 25 hours maximum
Licensed Technologist OAA - 13 hours maximum
Non-Practising Architect - 13 hours maximum 

A body of writing that has been prepared by the individual which is connected to the practice of architecture and which is shared with others through publication for the purpose of educating or informing others. Publications can be electronic or printed format, and should identify the author.

 

Reading

Architect - 15 hours maximum
Licensed Technologist OAA - 8 hours maximum
Non-Practising Architect - 8 hours maximum 

Reading of books, periodicals and/or journals related to business of architecture. 

Scholarly Research

Architect - 45 hours maximum
Licensed Technologist OAA - 23 hours maximum
Non-Practising Architect - 23 hours maximum 

Research that is conducted by the individual for the purpose of advancing information and knowledge generally of a specific matter related to the business of architecture and which will be used to educate or inform others, for example, through publication.

Tours

Architect - 15 hours maximum
Licensed Technologist OAA - 8 hours maximum
Non-Practising Architect - 8 hours maximum 

An organized and guided tour which will support or advance the practice of architecture by participating.