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January 31, 2012 –



What’s New in AIA CES

AIA Continuing Education System is Now on Facebook!

Connect with us for updates on CES events, resources and announcements. Providers, next time you find yourself perusing the social networking site, check out our fan page and become a fan!

What can you expect to find on the AIA Continuing Education System Facebook page?

The AIA CES Facebook page will be a community for Providers to learn about AIA CES news, collaborate with other Providers, and contribute continuing education best practices and ideas. The AIA CES team will be posting pictures and video content from our various workshops to give you a taste of what our events offer. A news feed will keep you updated on recent changes or new policies from AIA CES as well as other relevant information and links pertaining to adult education. As Providers, you can share your comments, post pictures from your own courses and seminars, and promote your programs. Join our growing community of Providers and 'like' us today!


2012 Provider Training Schedule

February 22 – AIA Los Angeles
March 28 – AIA Dallas
April 12 – AIA National- Washington, DC --$125
June 5 – AIA Kentucky --$125
July 24 – AIA Kansas City --$125

Full Day Workshops: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshop Topics


Members Needs Assessment Results 
Education Committee’s Recommended Changes to CES/Changes to HSW Requirements
AIA Policies and Procedures 
What CES Looks for in a Course Submission


Effective Marketing Strategies and Tips/Partnering with AIA Components
CES Discovery Training Demo (submitting courses, attendance, running reports)
Q&A Session and Wrap-Up

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AIA CES Staff Assignments

To kick off the New Year, the AIA CES team would like to acquaint you with current CES Staff. The Continuing Education System is equally committed to facilitating rewarding associations between the CES Registered Provider and our members through quality education. We look forward to meeting you at one of our Provider workshops throughout the year or during AIA National Convention in May!

Carolyn Snowbarger, Managing Director, Professional Development and Resources
Alla Orlova, MA
, Director, Continuing Education
Nikitia H. Forest, MA
, Manager, Continuing Education Quality Programs
Katherine Gupman
, Manager, CES Technology
Aaron Neumann
, Manager, CES Member Services
Michael Tamara, Assoc. AIA
, Manager, Continuing Education Programs
Jamie Yeung
, Manager, Professional Development and Resources
Jean Feroldi, Assoc. AIA
, Specialist, Continuing Education Review

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AIA CES Quality Assurance Webinar

Assuring Quality in Continuing Education: Staying in Compliance with CES Provider Policies

Quality assurance is of utmost importance in maintaining the high quality continuing education our members deserve. AIA/CES has in place, policies and procedures to help guide our Approved Providers on the road to excellent AIA/CES approved courses. Compliance with all policies and procedures of the AIA/CES Provider program is mandatory. Compliance 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. This course reviews important policy and procedural guidelines to help you learn and refresh your knowledge of CES Approved Provider Policy.

This Webinar will be offered Tuesday, February 7, 2012 or Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

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Renew Your Provider Subscription Today!

The last day to renew your annual subscription as an AIA/CES Provider for 2012 was today. Any Provider who has not renewed has lost access to AIA CES Discovery and the ability to offer continuing education as an AIA/CES Registered Provider.

You can renew your subscription today by following this link to our online application.

Thank you for your efforts to provide quality professional development to over 80,000 members of The American Institute of Architects. Your contributions are both valuable to, and valued by, our members. 

We look forward to supporting your efforts in 2012.

Provider Lounge and Reception at AIA National Convention

We would like to welcome all CES Providers and any exhibitor interested in learning more about the program to the AIA National Convention in Washington, D.C.! The CES Provider Lounge is a place for you to escape the hustle and bustle of the expo floor and meet your Washington, DC CES Team! This is the perfect opportunity to drop in for CES Discovery training, gain tips on how to meet the AIA requirements to ensure your courses are approved the first time around, gain an understanding about 2012 Quality Assurance Policies, or just drop in and mingle with other AIA Providers and Components to learn about their best practices. For those exhibitors who are not yet Providers but interested in joining, you can sign up as a Provider right on site.

In addition, join friends, colleagues, and CES national staff for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while exchanging new ideas and marketing strategies with others who offer continuing education courses to architects and AIA members. The Provider Reception on Friday, May 18 from 4pm-6pm is free of charge for current AIA component staff and Providers, but any exhibitor interested in learning more about joining the CES Provider Program may attend the reception for $25. Advanced reception registration is required.

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Course Reviewer’s Corner
by Michael F. Tamara, Assoc. AIA

What Providers Should Know About Changes in Member Self-Report Policy

I hope all of you are enjoying a happy and productive New Year thus far.  We’re certainly off to a rolling start here at AIA!

In 2011, as you may already know, the AIA adopted a new policy for member self-reporting of credits.  The biggest change, set to take effect on February 1, 2012, is that members will now only be able to self-report basic LU credits to their transcripts.  Consequently, HSW and SD credit will have to be achieved solely through an AIA CES approved Provider from this point forward.

This change allows for greater quality assurance in the continuing education our members are receiving, since every HSW and SD credit will now have already been reviewed and approved by us before even being offered to the members.  The biggest practical effect this has on Providers is that timely reporting of attendance is now all the more important.  Why?

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Monthly Provider Tips and Reminders

•The AIA Continuing Education team will be deactivating courses submitted in the years 2000, 2001, and 2002 at the end of February. If you think your course/s may be deactivated, please read the following instructions on how to run the Course Deactivation Report in Discovery. This report will generate a list of your courses that are eligible for deactivation.

Component Call for Speakers

AIA Chapters interested in finding speakers or sponsors for upcoming conferences or events can use this space to post conference information.

AIA Western Mountain Region & Northwest Pacific Region

Transformation 2012 Joint Conference
October 10-13, 2012
Tucson, AZ
Call for Presentations
Submission Date: December 16, 2011, 5 p.m.
Contact Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA, CAE,

Please email to add your 2011 events to this list and include AIA Chapter Speakers and Sponsors in the Subject line. 

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