The American Institute of Architects and its affiliated providers offer a number of opportunities for AIA members to participate in online learning to further their knowledge base and meet AIA CES requirements for AIA membership. The majority of State Licensing Boards who have mandatory continuing education (MCE) requirements also accept distance education for architects. Particularly if you hold licenses in more than one State, it is important to check with your State Licensing Board to confirm specific requirements for your license renewal. Click here to see States with MCE Requirements in place..
AIA Trust offers free continuing education opportunities. The site offers numerous self-assessment tests each of which provides 1 credit. Click here to enter the AIA Trust classroom.
Other Featured Distance Learning Programs
Following are some additional sites providing distance learning programs of interest to architects and design/building professionals.
Architect Magazine Dedicated continuing education sections are part of the larger Hanley Wood University, a turnkey program designed for architects to gain access to the information they need, at their convenience, whether at home or in the office.
Architectural Lighting Continuing Education Center
Turner University Choose from a variety of web-based construction-specific courses, as well as business skills and technology courses.
Epiconnection Bringing together the business of architecture, design, engineering and construction. Scroll to the bottom of this link for resources for distance education.
Residential Architect Continuing Education Center
Ron Blank and Associates Offering continuing education for design professionals. An AIA Cornerstone Partner.
NCARB Monograph Series Offering 17 self-study monographs with online quizzes to measure continuing education.
Architectural Record.com Offering AIA CES learning units by reading designated Architectural Record articles and answering test questions online.
AEC Daily Online learning center
Many available sites offer free online learning while other providers charge varied fees, often reasonably priced for quality and convenience.