Members who hold the designation Technologist OAAAS or Licensed Technologist OAA must commit to lifelong learning through the OAA ConEd Program. Each member must meet continuing education requirements established by the OAA Continuing Education Program.
The Program operates on a 2-year Cycle, commencing on July 1 of even numbered years.
Learning Hours Required
OAA ConEd requirements by membership type:
- Technologist OAAAS
15 hours of learning (minimum of 5 hours of Structured Learning) per two year cycle
- Licensed Technologist OAA
35 hours of learning (minimum of 12 hours of Structured Learning) per two year cycle
Learning hours must be gained in both Structured and Unstructured Learning activities.
Structured Learning activities are organized educational sessions of a minimum one hour in length. They must be supported by documented evidence of participation at the time that the Continuing Education hours are logged. Acceptable forms of proof include a certificate, a diploma, a letter of attendance from the provider, etc.
The following link provides detailed information on Structured Learning
Unstructured Learning covers all learning activities that an architectural professional may undertake outside the office or classroom. Time spent volunteering, including on OAAAS Boards and Committees, qualifies. Unlike Structured Learning, official proof of completion is not required when reporting Unstructured Learning Hours.
The following link provides detailed information on Unstructured Learning
Continuing Education Program Transcript
A personal Continuing Education transcript is created for each Technologist OAAAS member, which is accessible on the OAAAS/OAA Website. Each individual member is responsible for uploading all learning hours, both Structured and Unstructured to their individual web transcript. If you obtain Technologist designation at any point during the last six (6) months of a Continuing Education cycle, you will not be subject to Continuing Education Program requirements until the start of the next two-year cycle.
Individuals certified as a Licensed Technologist OAA may carry forward a maximum of seven Unstructured Learning hours and four hours of Structured learning. The carry-forward policy does not apply to those designated as a Technologist OAAAS.
The following links provide further information on the Continuing Education Program: