Course Reviewer’s Corner
By Michael F. Tamara, Assoc. AIA
What If I Want to View My Course Submission Again Once It’s Been Approved?
A fairly common question I receive from Providers, especially during our busy fall submission season, is as follows: “Thank you for approving my course. Now how do I find out if it received HSW?” When I read or hear this question, it tells me there is need for clarification on two different points—how to find a course submission already in the system, and who is responsible for assigning credit designations to courses.
Regarding the first point, did you know that as a Provider, you can look up your course submissions, no matter what their current status is, whenever you want? It seems that there are more than a few Providers who may not be aware of this.
Simply log into Discovery and go to the Course Management page—just as you would if you were entering a new course—but instead of clicking “Add New Course” on the left-hand side, click “Approval Search” right below it (this should already be highlighted as the default selection). You can then click the grey search button at the bottom of the screen to see a list of all your courses, or you can search directly for a specific course by entering the number and/or title.
Monthly Provider Tips and Reminders
•The Electronic Course and Conference Attendance form will be retired effective June 3, 2013. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding conference attendance submission, please contact the AIA CES team for suggestions and guidance.
•The AIA Continuing Education team deactivated courses from the years 2005, 2006 and 2007 on September 25. Please read the following instructions on how to run the Course Deactivation Report in Discovery.
•The AIA Energy Modeling Practice Guide serves to not only demystify energy modeling in general but also to provide tips and information that will help architects to better discuss energy modeling; the assumptions, the process, the tools and what the output means to potential design decisions - with their engineers, energy modelers, consultants, contractors, code officials and clients.
•2013 Provider Renewal Deadline: December 31, 2012.
2013 Provider invoices were sent out in early September. You may pay your invoice, per the instructions found on the renewal invoice, by mail or by calling us at 1-800-242-3837, option 3.
CES Calendar of Events
Upcoming Workshops and Webinars
As a Provider, we welcome you to join us for one of our upcoming face-to-face trainings or online webinars. The workshops are an excellent one-stop shop for provider related information. These workshops will cover an overview of CES policies and procedures, CES Discovery Training, tips for developing learning objectives and effective PowerPoints. The webinars will also review resources to continue to educate yourself and your presenters on using the CES Discovery system.
October 23 – AIA Arizona
November 29 – AIA Columbus
October 18, 2 p.m. Eastern – How to Pull Reports in CES Discovery
November 7, 2 p.m. Eastern - What is an Audit? The Purposes and Procedures of Quality Assurance
December 4, 2 p.m. Eastern - AIA CES for New Providers: A Beginner's Tutorial