EducationContinuing Education System
Course Reviewer’s Corner
By Michael F. Tamara, Assoc. AIA
Manager, Continuing Education Programs
The Resources Page: A Provider’s Best Friend
Have you reviewed the CES Discovery Resources page lately? If not, we highly recommend it, since it contains a comprehensive list of tools you will need throughout the processes of submitting courses and recording attendance. Simply click on “Resources” at the far right of the red menu bar on the Discovery home page. Here are some highlights of what you’ll find there:
• Frequently Asked Questions. You’ll find any standard Discovery-related questions located here.
• Step-by-step tutorials. These tutorials contain detailed, illustrated instructions on how to submit courses and how to submit course attendance, using the various methods available.
• Sign-in Sheet Template. This template can be used as a sign-in sheet for attendees completing your CES courses. Its purpose is to aid you in reporting attendance, and is for your records only.
• How to Run Reports in CES Discovery. This resource tells you how you can verify member attendance in your courses.
• AIA/CES Logos. The AIA/CES logo is available for your use in black or red and in two different file types.
• AIA/CES Provider Policies and Guidelines. This section contains a copy of the Provider Manual, Provider Policies, and the Audit Guide.
• Speaker Agreement. This agreement is required to be signed and dated by all of your presenters, and then kept on file in your records for six years.
• Certificate of Completion Template. This course should be used by AIA Providers and should be given upon request to AIA Members and non-AIA Members after your AIA course is held.
• Course Evaluation Template. This template is to help you understand what you’re doing correctly and where attendees think there’s room for improvement in your courses. Evaluations are for your records, and are to be kept on file for six years.
• Quality Assurance Slides. These are mandatory slides that must be inserted at the beginning and the end of all provider presentations.
• HSW and SD Guidelines. Here, you will find all definitions and criteria pertaining to the Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD) credit designations.
We on the CES team, of course, are always willing and eager to assist you, and we know that you may have more complicated questions or issues that cannot be solved simply by reading a tutorial or browsing frequently asked questions. As you’ll see, though, the Resources page is a veritable treasure chest of all the most basic information and tools for providers.
In the time it takes to dial a number or compose an email message, your answer can often be found right at your fingertips!