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Welcome, AIA CES Provider!


We are excited that you are joining our growing Provider network that offers quality continuing education to AIA members and other design professionals worldwide.


About AIA CES Discovery


You can now register your courses through the online, password-protected AIA CES Discovery system. You’ll find some basic how-to links on the right. AIA CES Discovery connects you with:

    Policy and procedure updates

    Online course management and other administrative functions

    The AIA/CES logo image file for your use

    A Certificate of Completion template

    Other helpful program development tools and tips


Some Notes as You Get Started


    As e-mail will be the primary method of communication, please make sure we have your current e-mail address, and read the e-mails as they arrive!

    As the designated primary POC, you must carefully review all sections of the AIA CES Provider Manual. Please distribute this information to everyone associated with your Provider account to ensure they are as familiar with the procedures as you are.

    We encourage you to work with the AIA Chapters in your area, which have direct contact with AIA members and serve their educational needs.

    Annual renewals are processed by December 31 of the current year. If you do not renew your Provider subscription each year, your access to CES Discovery will be denied. Course information and attendance submitted by lapsed Providers will not be accepted.

    You are neither 'accredited' nor 'certified' as Providers, nor are your courses 'accredited' or 'certified.' You are an AIA CES Approved Provider that can now register courses to deliver to architects for credit. This distinction is important when you are publicizing yourselves and your courses because the AIA is not a certifying or accrediting body.

Finally, you should become familiar with what constitutes for general learning units (LUs) and Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW). You are encouraged to develop your course content around these topic areas as both are required for AIA membership.


A Quick Word about AIA CES Compliance


The AIA CES System has a quality assurance/ audit process used primarily to ensure quality of the educational content produced by Providers. For more details about assessments, see the AIA CES Provider Manual or refer to our Top Ten Policies as a quick reference for compliance.


AIA Continuing Education


1. From the AIA CES Education home page , click any of the AIA CES Discovery sign-in links.

2. Enter your user name (e-mail address) and password. Your login information was provided in the confirmation e-mail you received upon registration.

3. Need more help? Check the AIA Online Account tips page or contact us at or 800-242-3837, option 3.


AIA Continuing Education


Information for AIA CES Providers

AIA CES Provider Manual

Manage Your Subscription


Contact Us
Phone:800-242-3837, option 3


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