AIA Colorado offers a variety options to help fulfill continuing education requirements sanctioned by the State of Colorado and required for AIA membership. What’s more, we offer a wide range of program formats—from conferences, lectures and workshops to seminars, online courses, self-study, and more—you’re sure to find courses that will help you develop your expertise and serve your clients most effectively.
For our entire list of programs and events, view our online calendar.
How do I access my transcript?
You access it online via CES Discovery – view the tutorial.
- Begin at www.aia.org/education.
- Click on “Sign-in” in the Find Your Transcript box on the left margin.
- Enter your email address and password.
How do I self-report?
You may submit online via CES Discovery – view the tutorial.
- Begin at www.aia.org/education.
- Click on “CES Discovery Sign In” on the left margin.
- Click the blue icon button “Go to Sign In” at the center of the page.
- Log-in using your aia.org primary email address and password.
- Select the “Self-reported Activities” tab.
- Scroll to the bottom and click “Add New.” Fill in the form and click “Save”. Once submitted, each self-report will be reviewed within 5 business days. If approved, the status will appear as “Approved.”
Can I self-report an HSW Credit?
As of December 2012, AIA Members can only self-report credits with an LU designation. HSW credits must be reported directly to AIA National by an approved continuing education provider
I am interested in becoming a registered continuing education provider, where can I find more information?
What if I took a course and my credit is not showing on my transcript?
If you took a course through an AIA provider and the course does not show up on your transcript within 10 business days of the date in which you took the course, call AIA National at 800.242.3837 (option 3) and provide the name of the course, the provider name and course number and they will contact the provider. If the course was organized by AIA Colorado, contact us at 303.446.2266.
As a newly licensed member, am I required to earn LU hours?
New, first-time members of the AIA and members who upgraded from Associate membership are not required to complete the annual 18 LU hour (12 HSW) during the calendar year that they join. Your requirement will begin January 1 of the following year. However, records are kept for those who submit their activities. Please note, any credit received in the first year will not apply toward the following year’s requirement unless the member exceeds the 18 LU hour (12 HSW) requirement.
Still have questions? Find answers here.
All licensed architects in the State of Colorado are required to obtain 12.0 HSW Continuing Education Hours (CEH) per calendar year. Carryover between calendar years is not accepted and the current renewal period ends Oct. 31, 2015.
Subsequently, you may be audited; at which time you must provide proof that you have complied with the continuing education requirements outlined in the board rules and you will be required to submit completed documentation in the form of a Continuing Education Structured Form for each CEH earned.
|AIA Membership Requirements||Colorado Architect License
|Number of Credits Required per Calendar Year||18 Learning Units (LU)
||12 HSW Continuing Education Hours (CEH) defined in the Board Rules document|
|Renewal Period Expiration||Dec. 31 of each year||Oct. 31 of each odd numbered year|
|Time Period to Earn CEH||Per Calendar Year||Per Calendar Year (ex: For Oct. 31, 2015, earn 12 HSW CEH between Jan. – Dec. 2014 and 12 HSW CEH between Jan. – Dec. 2015)|
|Carry Over||Up to 18 CEH/12 HSW||None|
|Reference||Refer to the AIA CES Member FAQ’s for more information.||Refer to Board rule 18.104.22.168.2 and the Continuing Education FAQ. Most questions can be answered by reading these resources.|
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Compliance Specialist
Award Submittals: How-to Create an Effective Submittal
Presented by Brad Tomecek, AIA, Tania Salgado, AIA, and Sarah Hogan
In this webinar, learn how to submit your project for a design award as well as how to promote the award after winning. The session will include advice and experience from a design award winner, a jury chair, and a public relations firm.
Architectural Photography Overview
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Ethics and Building Design Professionals
Presented by Kin DuBois, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Referring to the American Institute of Architects AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards NCARB Rules of Conduct, this session will explore in detail the obligations that design professionals hold to others (the public, clients, their professions, colleagues—and the environment). There will be active discussion of real-life ethical challenges and situations where a professional must weigh and choose among seemingly competing obligations, to give attendees tools to make wise ethical decisions in practice. The session will include discussion of ethical challenges today, with a look to the future, including expanded and global practice, centering ethics in the context of the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Practice Management Overview
Presented by Christa Tomecek
Tomecek Studio Architecture