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Credit Providers

If you have a course that is approved for AIA CEUs, we have a convenient and centrally located office with classroom space to host your training sessions. As an Allied Member, we will waive the standard $320 room rental fee and the $200 email promotional fee as part of your member benefits and you may teach a course once or twice a year at the AIA Orlando office. If you need help getting a course approved, or for more information, please read below.

To maintain quality of instruction and knowledge retention by attendees, providers are not to report more than 12 learning units of continuing education per day per member. Should a Provider offer a program greater than 12 learning units, then it should be noted within the course description that program will be over the duration of “x” number of days, weeks, or months. In the event an attendee is unable to attend all sessions, then they will not receive full credit.

 

Types of AIA CES Credits (Learning Unit Hours)

There are two (2) types of learning units/ credit designations:

1. General Learning Units (LU): All approved provider courses are eligible for general course LU’s. General course LU’s are reserved for courses on a wide range of topics related to A/E/C profession, in which 75 percent of the course content is not related to HSW topics. The total number of course LU’s in advertisements and on certificates of completion should be written as (# hours_ LU Hour). For example, if your course is one hour in length, it would be written as 1 LU Hour.

 2. Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW or as listed in CES Discovery as LU/HSW): For a provider to offer LU/HSW designated courses it must meet all of the criteria outlined in the HSW section of the manual and be registered as such. The AIA and most states require that a majority of the required contact hours relate to HSW topics. As a result, HSW courses tend to be in demand with members. The total number of HSW LU’s in course advertisements and on certificates of completion should be written as (# of hours_ LU/HSW Hour). For example, if your HSW course is one hour in length, it would be written as 1 LU/HSW Hour.

Member Credit Reporting

 

Once you register and offer a course for AIA CES LU’s, it is your responsibility to record and report AIA member credit information within 10 business days of course completion using the Course Attendance Form. Providers must report AIA member credit information each time a course is offered.

 

Our twice monthly Lunch & Learn seminars as well as additional events provide education/credit earning opportunities to our Architect members. Typically, the presenter for a Lunch & Learn is a credit provider and submits their class content to National for course credit approval. Occasionally, we will need to submit the course content to National for approval ourselves.

 

When submitting content for a course it’s important to keep in mind that in order for a course to qualify for an HSW credit approval three standards must be met.

  1. Course directly addresses the HSW definitions of Health, Safety and Welfare

  2. Course covers at least one HSW topic AIA has vetted

  3. HSW topics dominate course content.

 

Please see link for more details on the HSW content guidelines: 

https://www.aia.org/pages/3281-health-safety-and-welfare-guidelines

 

How to Submit a New Course For Credit Approval

 

This step-by-step guide walks providers through the process of submitting new courses individually online. Please remember that AIA/CES policy states that providers must submit courses five business days or more prior to when the course will occur. PLEASE use Internet Explorer. Firefox will not work with CES Discovery!

http://aiad8.prod.acquia-sites.com/sites/default/files/2017-07/CES_How-To-Submit-a-New-Courses-To-CES-Discovery.pdf

 

How to Check your Course Status 

This step-by-step guide explains how to check the status of a course submission and clarifies the definition of various submission statuses.

http://aiad8.prod.acquia-sites.com/sites/default/files/2017-07/CES_CheckCourseStatus.pdf

Once your course is approved you will be on your way. You can then advertise the course and it must include the title, course description, format and highlight the (4) learning objectives and lastly the course credit designation.

**It is extremely important that you have a sign-in sheet at your event/course to make sure you have all Members accounted for when it is time to report attendance.

Member Credit Reporting

 

Once you register and offer a course for AIA CES LU’s, it is your responsibility to record and report AIA member credit information within 10 business days of course completion using the Course Attendance Form. Providers must report AIA member credit information each time a course is offered.

How to submit course attendance

 

This step-by-step guide walks providers through the process of submitting AIA Member attendance manually by course and by user.

http://aiad8.prod.acquia-sites.com/sites/default/files/2017-07/CES_How-To-Submit-Attendance-By-Course-or-By-User.pdf

 

Any other questions pertaining to education please refer to National’s Continuing Education Provider Resources page - https://www.aia.org/pages/3276-continuing-education-provider-toolkit

Contact debbie@aiaorlando.com for more information or if you have any additional questions.