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Navigating the Resources Section of CES Discovery

Whether you’re a new provider or an old pro, it’s helpful to understand what AIA CES has to offer for resources, tips, and tools for providers.

If you have not read it yet, take a look at the AIA CES Provider Manual first. This document is a great resource for understanding the essential roles, responsibilities, and resources related to being an approved Provider. The table of contents contains helpful links to the rest of the document, so you may both read the document in one sitting and continue using it as a reference moving forward.

Tucked under the “Resources” section of the CES Discovery System, you’ll find a wealth of resources to help you carry out your role as a Provider. Step-by-step tutorials of submitting courses and submitting attendance are available to guide you in registering your courses for credit. Information related to changing and adding users to your account, quality assurance tools, and AIA CES logos are also available for your use. Remember – as an approved Provider, you are required to use these logos on your presentations, and refrain from using other AIA logos.

You can find other training materials – including information on upcoming and archived webinars and workshops – at In April, we are hosting three distinct webinars to meet a variety of Provider needs.

As a Provider, we also welcome you to join us for one of our upcoming face-to-face trainings. These workshops are an excellent one-stop shop for provider related information. In April, for example, our Washington, DC workshop will cover CES procedures and policies, tips on using CES Discovery, as well as best practices for creating effective courses. We will highlight work that is being done by successful providers, and give you an insight into the mind of a course reviewer.

Of course, we invite all providers to join us in May for any of the AIA CES provider events that will be taking place. Drop by the Provider Lounge to speak with AIA CES staff about your questions, comments, and ideas, and come to the Provider Reception to mix and mingle with other registered Providers.

For more information on upcoming events, check out the schedule below.

Upcoming Provider Events:


Thursday, April 12, AIA National

Tuesday, June 5, AIA Kentucky

Tuesday, July 24, AIA Kansas City

Wednesday, September 5, Boston Society of Architects

Tuesday, October 23, AIA Arizona

Thursday, November 29, AIA Columbus


How to Create an Effective AIA CES Presentation, April 17, 2-3pm ET

CES Discovery Training: Covering the Basics, April 24, 2-3pm ET

Assuring Quality in Continuing Education: Staying in Compliance with CES Provider Policy, April 18, 2012 1-2 pm, ET

Provider Events at Convention


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