The American Institute of Architects (AIA) requires members to complete
18 Learning Units (LUs) of continuing educationevery year to retain their membership.
CE Requirement:18 hoursof Continuing education total, of which 12 must be on the topics of Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW). One hour of continuing education equals 1 LU.
Renewal Date: December 31 every year.
Reporting Cycle:Annual- Licensees are required to complete the continuing education within the calendar year preceding the renewal date. (i.e. LUs obtained between January 1 to December 31, 2021 count towards 2022 license renewal).
Reporting of Credits: AIA CES Registered Providers must report credits to the AIA for inclusion on a member's transcript. Self-reporting by members is only allowed for non-HSW credits earned via courses offered by providers outside of the AIA CES Provider network.
Acceptable Credits: HSW LUs may only be earned by completing courses offered by an AIA CES Registered Provider, who is responsible for reporting earned credits directly to the AIA.
Tracking of Credits: Credits earned by AIA members are recorded on members' transcripts.
Audit: Non-compliant members of AIA are subject to audit and upon written request will need to provide documentation to support the credits claimed at renewal.
Carry-over Credits: The AIA allows members to rollover up to 18 LUs, including up to 12 HSW LUs. Hours may not be carried over past the one year limit.