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Quality Assurance with AIA/CES Programs

In an on-going effort to achieve continuous excellence, the AIA/Continuing Education System (CES) has implemented stronger Approved Provider Quality Assurance measures to uphold the highest standards of education for the individuals we serve.

AIA/CES Quality Assurance is a critical component of our commitment to provide quality continuing education and insures our collective credibility with State Licensing Boards and architects. In a larger context, the quality of AIA/CES courses is key in keeping it at the forefront of the Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) requirements of State Registration Boards, provinces of Canada, Puerto Rico, and 16 countries internationally. This commitment and CES’ credibility is reinforced and informed by AIA’s frequent interaction with representatives of the National Council of Registration Boards to collaboratively develop and monitor the integrity and quality of programming offered by all Approved Providers.

The AIA has been regarded as a leader in serving architects across the country and the world. By providing AIA approved continuing education courses to our members, we insure the continued growth and knowledge of individuals in the field of architecture. It is continually important for AIA/CES to maintain the trust earned of these entities by ensuring that all Provider programs are developed and delivered in exceptional educational formats.

As a result, AIA/CES has in place, policies and procedures to help guide our Approved Providers on the road to excellent AIA/CES approved courses. In accordance with the Provider Manual, AIA/CES regularly conducts audits to ensure that the CES Policies, Procedures and administrative practices of AIA/CES Approved Providers maintain the highest quality standards of continuing education.

To be an Approved Provider, compliance with all policies and procedures of the AIA/CES Provider program is mandatory. Compliance with the AIA/CES Provider program requirements allows you to remain a Provider in good standing and builds your reputation as a leader in continuing education by allowing you to maintain the AIA/CES approval. The AIA course approval is a symbol of prestige and trustworthy service, as well as longevity. An important characteristic of qualified CES Providers is to share and appreciate the importance of this commitment.

Please review the AIA/CES Provider Manual, the AIA/CES Provider Top 10 Policies and the Resources tab in CES Discovery and be familiar with the Do’s and Don’ts for Providers. Non-compliance with AIA/CES policies and procedures will result in loss of Provider privileges.


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