By Ramiro Solorzano, Assoc. AIA
Manager, CES Provider Audits
I would like to introduce myself as the newest member of the AIA CES team. I just joined as the new CES Provider Audit Manager and I look forward to working closely with all of our Providers. I am an Associate AIA member with a Masters of Architecture from Virginia Tech, I understand the significance of Continuing Education to an Architect’s career.
As the new Manager for Provider Audits, I want to maintain the quality of Continuing Education for our members. I also want to work with all CES Providers to ensure they continue to make significant contributions to our Education System. I am proud to be part of upholding high standards for all our Providers for the AIA.
As I continue throughout the year, I would like to get to know each of our Providers. When I audit a Provider, I am aware of the drawbacks that may come from not meeting AIA standards. However, I will work closely with Providers throughout the process to help you meet those standards. When I contact a CES Provider for an audit, I will be asking for Course Numbers, Course Evaluations, copies of signed Speaker Agreements, presentation materials, and other materials that could pertain to the audit. I will also refer our Providers to upcoming webinars and workshops so that our Providers are up to date on AIA CES policies and procedures. With those resources at hand, I will be an ally to our Providers to get them up to speed on maintaining the best quality of continuing education.
An audit is not only beneficial for our members but also for all CES Providers. I would like to begin recognizing outstanding courses Providers offer and distinguish how valuable they are to the Continuing Education System. In acknowledging our best Providers, we exemplify a high quality of standards for our members. All in all, I want to maintain the best quality of continuing education for everyone. I am proud to be part of upholding the quality of standards for continuing education for the AIA.