The AIA recognizes that continuing education in architecture is crucial to advancing and improving the profession. Architects need continuing education to maintain competency, to prepare for the future, to fulfill the continuing education requirements for AIA membership, and frequently to renew state licensure. The CES requirement encourages the architect to stay current with their particular field of practice, master new knowledge and skills, plan for the future, and responsibly serve the public that seeks their professional services. You can go to the AIA Santa Barbarafor upcoming CES Programs.
For AIA members, some of our events, such as ADA seminars, also provide health, safety & welfare (HSW) credits that count towards the 18.0 learning units required to maintain AIA membership in good standing. 12 of the 18 units required must be HSWs. You can check your AIA on the AIA National website.
Each hour of an activity counts as one learning unit (LU). Members can earn units by attending programs offered by AIA/CES Registered Providers or by reporting individual activities using a Self Report Form. To self-report non-HSW Learning Units, Members may do so online by clicking, entering in their personal AIA Membership Number and proceeding to the online Self Report Form.