PDH Academy offers architect continuing education courses that are both state and AIA (American Institute of Architects) approved. All of our courses are approved or accepted in all 50 states. If you are an AIA member, we will submit your hours directly to the AIA once you pass the course. Our courses are available to all architects. You do not need to be an AIA member to take our courses.
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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?
We have submitted a new Advanced Building Code course for approval. We are expecting the new course to be approved very soon.
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?
Most of our architect continuing education courses are approved for HSW – Health Safety and Welfare hours with the American Institute of Architects – AIA. However, the following two courses are approved for LU credit hours only:
sUAS Aerial Data Acquisition for 3D Modeling (AIAPDH188)
Cybersecurity for Architects (AIAPDH191)
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.