Become a continuing education provider


AIA members need continuing education to stay at the top of their field and grow the profession. When you share your knowledge as a registered AIA Continuing Education Provider, you become part of the largest source of education for the design and building industry.

Join the companies and organizations over 95,000 architects and designers look to for expertise and new ideas and get big benefits in return.

We support you

AIA members demand quality information and instruction. AIA Continuing Education gives you the tools and resources that make it easier for you to develop exciting courses and to communicate with members.

We make it interactive

Face-to-face, at events or online, your participation provides opportunities for meaningful exchanges that expand our members’ knowledge and grow your collaborative potential.

You’ll join a trusted community

Our members look to recognized names and brands for quality continuing education, innovative products and new services. From inclusion in directories to use of the AIA Continuing Education logo, you’ll find multiple opportunities to align your brand with ours—and advance the power of both.


Providing AIA CES credits adds real value to members’ lives and attracts non-members to our programs, exposing them to what our associations offer. In today’s competitive world, providing AIA CES credits at educational events is practically a prerequisite. — John Lape, AIA (Provider: AIA Spokane, CSI Portland, NW Region CSI)
Being an approved AIA CES provider allows us to serve the global specifying community with practical information—helping them craft the best solutions to increasingly complex issues. AIA CES is an exemplar of organizational excellence, consistently delivering on their promises. — Paul W. Aierstuck, Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Subscription options that work for you

There are many options in becoming a registered AIA Continuing Education Provider—in person or online, from local to global and at multiple price points:

  • Passport providers can offer face-to-face and distance learning courses nationally and internationally.
  • Professional providers can offer face-to-face and distance learning nationally and internationally. Professional providers are limited to academic institutions, government agencies, and nonprofit associations.
  • Architecture firm providers include architecture firms in which a principal or owner is an AIA member.

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