Sustainable Design

The AIA Board of Directors modified the AIA-member continuing education requirement to include 4 hours of education in sustainable design as part of the existing 18-hour annual requirement.

About The Requirement

Sustainability has been a focus of architecture practice for more than 30 years, and the AIA has provided resources and tools to assist its members in better serving their clients and communities through environmentally responsible projects. The AIA Board of Directors recognized the need to again help prepare their colleagues and fellow practitioners respond to the latest challenge and opportunity facing the profession. The issue of climate change and the impact of buildings on carbon emissions created a new expectation among clients and the public to look to the expertise of architects for solutions that can help them leave a greener footprint. The AIA is responding to this growing demand for our members to assume greater leadership in addressing the challenges facing our planet.


AIA Resources

This sustainable design mandatory continuing education requirement is for AIA membership renewal. However, some states may develop their own special continuing education requirements in addition to HSW. For verification of a specific state’s mandatory continuing education (MCE) requirement, please contact the state licensing board directly.