The American Institute of Architects and its affiliated providers offer a number of opportunities for AIA members to participate in online learning to further their knowledge base and meet AIA CES requirements for AIA membership. The majority of State Licensing Boards who have mandatory continuing education (MCE) requirements also accept distance education for architects. Particularly if you hold licenses in more than one State, it is important to check with your State Licensing Board to confirm specific requirements for your license renewal.
Click here to see a grid of States with MCE Requirements in place.
Click here to view an overview of state continuing education requirements.
Featured Distance Learning Programs
The AIA Continuing Education System (CES) has more than 2,500 registered continuing education providers and more than 40,000 registered courses to help you fulfill your state licensing and AIA continuing education requirements. For more information on courses offered by AIA components in your area. Click here for a Directory of registered distance education providers.
Following are some additional sites providing distance learning programs of interest to architects and design/building professionals.
AIA Continuing Education Online Course Directory AIA Maryland members are encouraged to search this online database of providers offering continuing education alternatives that satisfy AIA/CES requirements.
NCARB Monograph Series Offering 17 self-study monographs with online quizzes to measure continuing education.
Architectural Record.com Offering AIA/CES learning units by reading designated Architectural Record articles and answering test questions online.
Hanley Wood University Hanley Wood University provides building professionals the continuing education and training programs they need to obtain credits, earn certifications and maintain association partnerships. Search courses by profession, subject, certification or sponsor to find continuing education or training programs that fulfill your needs.
McGraw-Hill Construction Continuing Education Center Offering AIA/CES learning units by reading designated Architectural Record articles and answering test questions online.
Not all events offer AIA/CES credits. Look for the credit listings in program descriptions.