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March 29, 2011 - IN THIS ISSUE

What information would you prefer to see included in the CES Provider Connection?

AIA CES Discovery

Dear AIA/CES Providers:

As we enter the second quarter of 2011 we want to introduce you to exciting provider trainings and workshops that support CES Providers on their path towards increased quality programming. Sara Thomas, Manager, CES will host webinars about the new CES Discovery course submission features to be released in April. The webinars will be April 5th and 7th, and a tweetchat at #aiaces will occur at the same time in support of the webinars. Learn more about the new features.

Also, AIA/CES will present a face-to-face workshop on April 12th in Santa Rosa, CA hosted by AIA Redwood Empire. Be part of an audience-centered, informal and dialogue-friendly workshop experience for CES Registered Providers. This workshop will cover an overview of CES policies and procedures, CES Discovery Training, tips for developing learning objectives and effective PowerPoint’s so you can design your programs properly in the context of the CES policy, Quality Assurance, and much more! Register today!

Lastly, we are pleased to announce a provider workshop on May 11th, the Wednesday before the AIA 2011 National Convention in New Orleans, LA. Join special host, Wendy Kirkpatrick of Kirkpatrick Partners, at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans Hotel for the AIA/CES Provider Workshop. This workshop will prepare you to effectively demonstrate how training is valuable to the bottom line of your business. Register today!

If you have any questions about CES Discovery, the workshops, or the webinars, please contact AIA Member Care CES at 800-242-3837 option 2 or email


Maria Sigillito

Manager, CES


Find Out if Members Received Credit

After providers submit credit they may want to know if the credit was posted to the members’ transcript. Within CES Discovery providers can see if transcripts were updated two different ways.

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Provider Assessments

Over the years the AIA CES program has received complaints about the quality of educational programs offered by its providers. In an effort to ensure that standards are being met and maintained, AIA CES instituted an Assessment model to use as a tool to help providers remedy any issues that may have been reported.

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State Licensing MCE Review

New Hampshire – March 31st

Hawaii – April 30th

Washington DC – April 30th

States that renew based on date of birth or renewal date: CA, ID, MD, NM, NY, SD, TN, TX, VA. For more information, please visit

Ask AIA/CES Director Conference Call Series

What questions do you have that others might want to hear? This is your opportunity to network with your colleagues and to ask questions. Please join me for a casual conversation about your continuing education initiatives.

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CES Discovery Enhancements

The CES Team has been hard at work making some improvements to the Discovery system! Some of your most frequently asked for improvements will be available starting April 1. Upgrades include:

    • Clearer Course submission interface – less boxes and confusing items when you add or edit a course

    • Streamlined Course Search process – providers can search for their courses by status in the Course tab

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Review of February 2011 Survey

Thank you to all Providers who participated in the CES Provider Connection February 2011 survey about your training program and needs. The majority of respondents were administrators for the program, but not necessarily the presenters of the courses. If administrators of the continuing education program are the ones to receive the CES Provider Connection, we ask that you forward it to the presenters in the field. For information about the survey, please review the power point results.

AIA/CES created a new survey where you will be asked what you would like included in the CES Provider Connection. The final result with your help is expected to be completed by late April 2011 and will be included in the next CES Provider Connection. We would strongly encourage you to participate!

To complete the survey please go to:

Thank you for your time and valuable input.

First AIA/CES Tweetchat

Join AIA Continuing Education on Twitter on April 14, 2011 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET for a live Twitter chat #aiaces. For more information about the chat topics, and how to join a chat please visit

Component Call for Speakers

Expo 2011 - West Virginia Construction & Design Exposition
March 23-24, 2011
Charleston, West Virginia

Virginia Society AIA
Architect Exchange East

November 2-4, 2011
Richmond, Virginia
Call for Speakers and Sponsors – Proposal form on website
Contact Wayne Connors

AIA Illinois

November 4-5, 2011
Lisle/Naperville, Illinois
Call for Speakers and Sponsors
Contact Mary Young, Public Affairs Director
217.522.2309 X. 3


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