Continuing Education

AIA Education Requirements

The annual AIA continuing education requirement for architect members is 18.00 Learning Units per calendar year, of which at least 12.00 must be in the area of Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) and 4.00 of the HSW Credits must be Sustainable Design (SD).  Please note that this is a recent change to go into effect January 2012.  Also, effective January 2012, HSW and SD credits may not be self-reported.

**As a member benefit, please be aware that in the case your continuing education credit has not been recording in a timely fashion (required 10 days after the program date), AIA ENY will contact the provider for you!

New York State Continuing Education Requirements

To practice the profession of architecture in New York, a licensee must be currently "registered".  Registration is for a 3-year period.  Every licensed and registerd architect must take continuing education in appropriate subject areas offered by approved sponsors.  No one is exempt.  You are required to complete 36 hours of continuing education during each three-year registration period.

For more information about NYS Licensing and Registration and detailed descriptions of acceptable continuing education, please visit the Office of the Professions website:  NYS Board for Architecture

NY State Education Department:  Office of the Professions
Robert Lopez
Executive Secretary
State Board for Architecture
89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12234-1000

(518) 474-3817 x110
(518) 486-2981 Fax

AIA CES Discovery

AIA CES Discovery is a Web-based, automated system for managing AIA members' continuing education credits and transcripts.  The AIA CES records management system is a single, Web-based point of contact for all CES needs, including the following:
     * On-demand access to transcripts and course offerings
     * More customized course- and provider-search functions
     * Ability to submit online course ratings

In order to access AIA CES Discovery, go to the following link and sign-in using your username and password: AIA CES Discovery

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the AIA Member Care Center at (800) 242-3837 and select option 3, or via e-mail at