Architect Approved Courses

The following courses are approved/registered with AIA/CES (American Institute of Architects). If you are an AIA member, once you pass the course we will submit your hours directly to the AIA for you so they are entered into your transcript.

How do our courses work?

If you received one of our correspondence booklets in the mail and you are ready to take your final exams online, follow the steps below. You can also download the course PDF below if you don’t have a book.

  1. Purchase each course you would like to receive credit for. You can purchase individual courses or you can purchase a bundle. All final exams must be passed with a score of at least 80%.
  2. Take the final exam for each course you purchased by selecting the link that was emailed to you in your receipt. The link will take you to the exam where you will be prompted to enter your name and licensing information, and then you can begin.
  3. Print and save your certificates of completion. Your certificate will be available to you as soon as you pass the exam. You will need to keep the certificates for your records.
PDH Course Bundles
Bundle E (SAVE $31!) – 12 hrs for $149
  • Creating Great Neighborhoods: Density in Your Community (AIAPDH135)
  • Design of Commercial Buildings to Mitigate Terrorist Attacks (AIAPDH107)
  • Summary Report on Building Performance: Hurricane Katrina (AIAPDH114)

See course links below for courses included in this bundle
12 HSW Hours

$149.00 Add to cart

Bundle F (SAVE $31!) – 12 hrs for $149
  • Urban Design for Architects: Space, Place, and Urban Infrastructure (AIAPDH147)
  • Simulating a Complete Building Envelope Through BIM (AIAPDH144)
  • Pop-Up Prefab: Pop-Up and Pre-fabricated Architecture (AIAPDH149)

See course links below for courses included in this bundle
12 HSW Hours

$149.00 Add to cart

Bundle C (SAVE $39!) – 12.5 hrs for $149
  • Durability by Design (PDH116)
  • Taking Shelter from the Storm (PDH119)
  • Sustainable Buildings (PDH121)

See course links below for courses included in this bundle
12.5 HSW Hours

$149.00 Add to cart

Bundle D (SAVE $39!) – 12 hrs for $149
  • Moisture Resistant Homes (PDH130)
  • Combined Heat & Power (PDH131)
  • Architectural Concrete (PDH133)

See course links below for courses included in this bundle
12 HSW Hours

$149.00 Add to cart

Bundle A (SAVE $31!) – 12 hrs for $149
  • 2010 ADA Part 1 (PDH101)
  • Building Envelope Impact on HVAC (PDH103)
  • Green Roofs (PDH102)

See course links below for courses included in this bundle
12 HSW Hours

$149.00 Add to cart

Bundle B (SAVE $31!) – 12 hrs for $149
  • Review of Structural Materials & Methods for Home Building in the U.S.: 1900-2000 (PDH117)
  • Designing Safe Schools in Case of Terrorists and School Shootings (PDH118)
  • Green Building Guidelines for New Home Construction (PDH123)

See course links below for courses included in this bundle
12 HSW Hours

$149.00 Add to cart

Florida 12-hour Bundle (SAVE $40!) – $189
  • Florida Building Code Changes Advanced Course (AIAPDH134)
  • Review of Structural Materials & Methods for Home Building in the U.S.: 1900-2000 (PDH117)
  • Green Building Guidelines for New Home Construction (PDH123)
  • Architectural Concrete (PDH133)

See course links below for courses included in this bundle
12 HSW Hours

$189.00 Add to cart

Texas 12-hour Bundle (SAVE $45!) – $149
  • Texas Accessibility Standards Clarifications (AIAPDH143)
  • Durability by Design: A Guide for Residential Builders and Designers (AIAPDH116)
  • Design of Commercial Buildings to Mitigate Terrorist Attacks (AIAPDH107)
  • Architectural Concrete (AIAPDH133)

See course links below for courses included in this bundle
12 HSW Hours

$149.00 Add to cart


Individual Approved Courses

Course# Course Title Course Link HSW Hours Buy Now
AIAPDH134 Florida Building Code Changes Advanced Course View Course PDF 2.0

$79.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH112 Residential Rehabilitation Inspection Guide View Course PDF 12

$149.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH142 2017 California Accessibility Course View Course PDF 5

$79.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH144 Simulating a Complete Building Envelope Through BIM View Course PDF 4.0

$60.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH146 Sound Advice for Acoustics View Course PDF 4.0

$60.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH147 Urban Design for Architects: Space, Place, and Urban Infrastructure View Course PDF 5.0

$75.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH148 sUAS Aerial Data Acquisition for 3D Modeling View Course PDF 4.0

$60.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH149 Pop-Up Prefab: Pop-Up and Pre-fabricated Architecture View Course PDF 3.0

$45.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH143 Texas Accessibility Standards Clarifications View Course PDF 1.0

$29.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH117 Review of Structural Materials & Methods for Home Building in the U.S.: 1900-2000 View Course PDF 3.0

$45.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH119 Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room View Course PDF 4.0

$60.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH121 Sustainable Buildings View Course PDF 4.0

$60.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH116 Durability by Design: A Guide for Residential Builders and Designers View Course PDF 4.5

$60.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH101 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design Part 1 View Course PDF 6

$90.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH102 Green Roofs View Course PDF 3

$45.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH103 Building Envelope Impact on HVAC Energy Use View Course PDF 3

$45.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH118 Designing Safe Schools in Case of Terrorists and School Shootings View Course PDF 5.0

$75.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH123 Green Building Guidelines for New Home Construction View Course PDF 4.0

$60.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH104 LEED for Existing Buildings: Recertification Guidance (2013) View Course PDF 4.5

$68.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH105 LEED for New Construction Application for Multi-Building Campuses View Course PDF 1.5

$23.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH106 Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings View Course PDF 2

$30.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH107 Design of Commercial Buildings to Mitigate Terrorist Attacks View Course PDF 4

$60.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH108 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design Part 2 View Course PDF 8

$120.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH109 The Cost and Financial Benefits of Green Buildings View Course PDF 9.5

$143.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH110 Green Building and Climate Resilience View Course PDF 7

$105.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH111 Costs and Benefits of Insulating Concrete Forms for Residential Construction View Course PDF 1.5

$23.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH113 Residential Remodeling and Universal Design View Course PDF 4

$60.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH114 Summary Report on Building Performance: Hurricane Katrina View Course PDF 5

$75.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH115 Protecting Building Utilities from Floods View Course PDF 6.5

$98.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH120 Bird Friendly Building Design View Course PDF 3.0

$45.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH122 Site Planning and Design View Course PDF 5.0

$75.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH124 Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties View Course PDF 11.0

$165.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH125 Landscape Design and Planting View Course PDF 5.0

$75.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH128 Emergency Operations Center Planning and Design View Course PDF 5.0

$75.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH129 Fire Protection Systems View Course PDF 3.0

$45.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH130 Moisture Resistant Homes View Course PDF 8.0

$120.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH131 Using Combined Heat and Power for Enhancing Reliability and Resiliency in Buildings View Course PDF 1.0

$15.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH132 Texas Accessiblity Standards: Changes and Compliance View Course PDF 1.0

$29.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH133 Architectural Concrete View Course PDF 3.0

$45.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH134 Florida Building Code Changes Advanced Course View Course PDF 2.0

$79.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH141 Ethical Design Decisions & Moral Overload View Course PDF 2.0

$30.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH135 Creating Great Neighborhoods: Density in Your Community View Course PDF 3.0

$45.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH136 Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach Part 1 View Course PDF 10.0

$150.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH137 A Policy Guide to Steel Moment Frame Construction View Course PDF 3.0

$45.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH138 The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stained and Leaded Glass View Course PDF 2.0

$30.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH139 Sustainable Design and Green Building Toolkit View Course PDF 7.0

$105.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH140 Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach Part 2 View Course PDF 7.0

$105.00 Add to cart

AIAPDH150 Carbon Footprint for Buildings-Part 1 View Course PDF 5.0

$75.00 Add to cart

 

Architect Continuing Education Frequently Asked Questions

I’m an AIA member. Do you report my continuing education hours to the AIA?
Yes. We report all continuing education hours to the AIA after you complete your continuing education with us, if you are an AIA member.

Do you report my results to the my state Architecture Licensing Board?
You will provide a copy of your architect CE certificates of completion with your license and check the box letting them know you completed your mandatory architect continuing education. If the board audits you, they will ask you to provide your certificates of completion for your architect continuing education courses.

Do you offer the Florida Advanced Building Code Course for Architects?
Yes. You can view the latest FL Advanced Building Code Course for Architects by clicking here.

Do you offer any architect continuing education training that is not online or correspondence?
We offer online and correspondence continuing education to renew your Florida architect license. We do not offer any classroom continuing education courses for Florida architects. We find that most students prefer to complete their continuing education online on their computer, smartphone, or tablet – or out of our course booklet.

Do you provide me with a certificate of completion when I finish your continuing education course?
Yes, all graduates of our Florida architect continuing education course will receive a certificate of completion. We can either email, mail, or fax the certificate to you.

Do you offer the 5 hour California Accessibility Course for architects to renew their license?
Yes. We offer the 5 hour California Accessibility Course online and correspondence style. The CA accessibility course is fully approved by the AIA for continuing education hours for architects.

Are your architect continuing education courses approved for HSW hours – Health Safety and Welfare?
Yes, all of our architect continuing education courses are approved for HSW – Health Safety and Welfare hours with the American Institute of Architects – AIA.

I am a licensed architect in Texas. Are your architect continuing education courses approved to meet our accessibility and sustainability requirements?
Yes, in fact we have a specific Texas architect continuing education bundle that covers all 12 of your mandatory continuing education hours, including the sustainability and accessibility requirements to renew your Texas architect license.

Are your online architect continuing education courses video?
Our architect courses are completed either online or correspondence style

Are your online architect continuing education courses audio?
We do not have audio continuing education courses for architects.

If I purchase one of our online architect continuing education course bundles, can I complete one of the courses now, and the rest next renewal period?
Yes. Our architect ce courses do not expire and can be completed over multiple license renewal periods.

I have my architect license in multiple states. If I purchase one of your architect continuing education courses online will the continuing education hours only count for one state or multiple states?
Because all of our architect continuing education courses are approved by AIA (the American Institute of Architects) they can be used in any state for continuing education to renew your architect license.

Do I need to be a licensed architect to take one of your architect continuing education courses?
No. We have students from different backgrounds take our architect ce courses fairly regularly, so if you want to learn more about any of our architecture-related course topics feel free to enroll right online.

I received one of your architect continuing education books in the mail and would like to be removed from your mailing list. How can I accomplish that?
If you received one of our architect continuing education courses and would like to be removed from our mailing list feel free to send an email to support@pdhacademy.com and provide us with your name, address, and what state(s) you are currently a licensed architect in.

You sent me one of your architect continuing education books in the mail and I already have my continuing education hours. Can I give the book to someone else?
Yes. You can feel free to give our architect continuing education book to a friend or colleague.

I received one of your architect continuing education books. Can I use those hours for next renewal period or do I need to use them for my current architect license renewal period?
Architect continuing education courses expire with the AIA every three years, so you will just want to make sure you complete the course before it expires.

After I complete my architect continuing education courses, do I send my architect license renewal application to you?
No. You will send in your architect license renewal application to your state licensing board. The architect license renewal application should have an address on it telling you where to send it or where to renew online. Many state architect licensing boards will allow architects to renew online these days.

What if I still have questions about completing my architect continuing education courses?
No problem. Just call our continuing education specialists at (888)564-9098 or email us at support@pdhacademy.com.