Continuing Education

AIA members are required to earn 18 LUs of credit, including 12 HSW hours which are based on a program’s length, during the calendar year.

For a detailed explanation of the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) and to search for CES programs, please visit AIA’s CES web page.

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AIAU Education Courses  Smart. Relevant. Convenient
At AIAU, you can earn LUs online, on your schedule, from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Stay on top of your field and your LU requirements with AIA’s top 10 most popular AIAU courses. Leading experts teach courses on trending topics in architecture and design to keep you on top of your field and your LU requirements.

Bundle and save!
Take advantage of AIAU’s bundle discount and save 15% when you buy four or more courses. AIA members, that’s 15% off the special member price of $25/course. Non-members save 15% off the non-member price of $40/course.

MyCES: Enhanced Interactive Member Transcript Service
The new application, MyCES, was developed to help members better understand their transcript requirements and become an active participant in advancing their practice and exploring new industry topics through education.

AIA CES Discovery
AIA CES Discovery is AIA’s learning management platform that displays your transcript, helps you find the best courses, and generally make your professional education journey a little easier.

The CES Discovery site on is your go-to place for

  • Viewing your CES records, on demand
  • Tracking continuing education requirements, including health, safety, and welfare (HSW) and sustainable design (SD) coursework
  • Searching thousands of providers and courses

Where to find courses for credits
AIA Maryland is dedicated to providing information on CES programs offered through its three local Chapters – AIA Baltimore, AIA Chesapeake Bay and AIA Potomac Valley – to strengthen members’ professional development. Chapter and various other CES programs are listed in monthly issues of Maryland Architect.

Extensive continuing-education opportunities, many of them free

  1. At the annual AIA National Convention
  2. At DesignDC (held annually)
  3. From AIA’s network of CES provider courses
  4. Through local AIA chapter events: