In response to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic, the current 2-year Mandatory ConEd reporting period has been extended to December 31, 2020 for members reporting to NWTAA. See "Reporting in 2020/2022" below for further information.

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

Council continues to monitor the pandemic and related concerns and, if necessary, will modify requirements at its discretion.  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.

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.