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Continuing Education

Welcome to the AIA Orlando Continuing Education Page!
Continuing education is required for all registered architects who practice in the state of Florida and are members of AIA. The Florida Statutes require architects to complete continuing education for licensure, while the AIA requires it for membership. Each is recorded separately, but can be interchanged, within certain guidelines.

The state of Florida requires 24  CEHs, with 22 hours in HSW and 2 hours in Building Code biannually of every odd year. AIA requires 18 LU Hours, with 12 hours in HSW annually, due the end of the calendar year.

To obtain HSW or SD credits, members must take courses through AIA CES registered Providers. These courses may be taken through traditional, face-to-face classroom learning, or virtual learning. 

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 click the button below.

Continuing Education Opportunities

AIA Orlando is proud to announce a new partnership with aecKnowledge—an innovative, online knowledge-sharing platform for the AEC industries.  As an established provider of high-quality video continuing education, aecKnowledge delivers peer-reviewed, unbiased, engaging knowledge featuring top thought leaders and subject matter experts—all available 24/7.  aecKnowledge has developed their curriculum in partnership with AIA and USGBC chapters across the country and offers courses that are AIA CES or GBCI approved, with many offering valuable SD/HSW learning units.

Click here to view the entire course catalog . AIA members receive up to 30% off.

Interaction Between The Two Systems

AIA Orlando and AIA Florida are Registered Providers

AIA will accept all registered and approved courses by AIA Registered Providers, (AIA Orlando & AIA Florida is a Registered Provider). Courses by non-AIA Providers or Self-Designed Activities can be submitted online at  AIA/CES Self-Report From.

AIA Orlando only registers its lectures, tours or seminars with the AIA, and not with the state of Florida, since the state of Florida automatically accepts all AIA registered and approved courses.

There are no transcripts for the state. It is the responsibility of the Registered Providers for the state of Florida to report the participants CEH's to the state. All architects are responsible for retaining proof of participation in all CE courses; which should be retained for three years following renewal.

Check Your AIA CE Transcript

(AIA members only)

Find your transcript

How to Sign In

1. At, click “Sign In.”
2. If needed, review the sign- in instructions.

3. Enter your e-mail address and password and click “Sign In.”

Transcript Quick Start

1. After signing in, click “Transcript” in the red toolbar at the top of the screen.

2. Select start and end dates above the full transcript to filter by date range, if desired.

3. Find printable-version links at the bottom of the page.

Need Help?
800-242-3837, option 3

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.
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