Continuing Ed

Continuing Education
AIA Central Valley offers a variety of building tours, educational seminars and social events. The Chapter also schedules specialized education programs and resources including Architects Registration Exam (ARE) Test Prep classes, Americans With Disability Act (ADA) Seminars and Sustainable Design (SD) Courses.

To view our calendar of current events, click here.

AIA Education Requirement for Membership
All active, registered architect AIA members must successfully complete 18 learning unit (LU) hours each year, with at least 8 of the 18 LU hours relating to health, safety, and/or welfare (HSW). Of the 8 HSW, at least 4 credits must be in sustainable design (SD) topics. The sustainable design requirement became effective in calendar year 2009 and extends through 2012.

To summarize:
- 18-hour annual continuing education requirement
– 8 LU must address health, safety, and welfare (HSW) of which,
– 4 LU must address sustainable design (SD)

Click here to access your transcript, complete a self-report form and much more.
Click here to learn about self reporting CEU credit.
Click here for a helpful list of answers to frequently asked questions on Continuing Education.

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California ADA Requirement AIA
California law now requires California licensed architects to take disability access continuing education coursework to renew their license. For information on this new law, click here to visit the California Architect’s Board website.

SB 1608 requires architects who have to take CE to renew their license in 2009 to send the CAB Coursework Provider Documentation Form along with their application to renew their license. This form will be provided at all classroom courses provided through AIA Central Valley, and by many online course providers. To download the California Coursework Provider Documentation Form click here.

California Council ADA Resources
Click here to view on-line courses and get information regarding ADA through AIACC.

Working on Licensure?

Click here to visit the California Architecture Board website for information on the licensing process and forms.

The Intern Development Program (IDP) is a required step in the road to licensure. For regular updates on important exam preparation, click here to sign up for NCARB’s electronic newsletter “IDP News.”

The National AIA web site has extensive information and links for those who are working toward licensure.