AIA Continuing Education Program
AIA Las Vegas Continuing Education Luncheons
The AIA CES Program is a continuing education system developed by the National AIA to record professional learning as a mandatory requirement for architect membership. It enables the architect to keep current, master new knowledge and skills, plan for the future and responsibly meet the role society entrusts to a professional. Each architect is required to earn 18 LUs (Learning Units), 8 of which must be in the area of Health, Safety and Welfare and 4 of which must be in the area of Sustainable Design, in order to maintain active membership in the AIA. Beginning in January 2010, architects in the state of Nevada are required to acquire 8 LUs in the area of Health, Safety and Welfare in order to maintain licensure in Nevada.
AIA Las Vegas continually seeks programs and educational opportunities to present to our membership so that they can achieve their required CE credits. As an AIA/CES “registered provider”, AIA Las Vegas can partner with companies that are developing new technology, systems, products and services that impact the industry and whose research and development are of educational benefit to our members. Through this partnership, the firm realizes an opportunity to present this educational information to our members and our members have an opportunity to learn and to earn their required CE credits.
AIA Las Vegas has found that the most expedient way to provide these learning opportunities for busy architect members is to combine Lunch and Continuing Education Credits in our CE Luncheons.
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Continuing Education Regulation Passed CEUs required for renewal in 2010
The Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design, (NSBAIDRD) approved a regulation to mandate continuing education as a requirement for license renewal at its October meeting. The effective date of the new regulation is January 1, 2010. This means that registrants must earn the required CEUs prior to December 31, 2010, when their 2010 certificates of registration expire.
The new regulation requires all registrants earn eight continuing education units in the areas of health, safety and welfare each year, prior to renewal of their certificate of registration. A minimum of four units must be earned in a structured setting, and a maximum of four units may be earned in a self-directed setting. Additionally, two of the eight units must be obtained from code-related research or learning. Details of what constitutes a structured educational activity, a self-directed educational activity, and an educational activity relating to health safety and welfare, can be found in Sections 5-7 of the draft regulation.
The new regulation provides exemptions for registrants called to active duty in the armed forces. Registrants with medical issues or physical disabilities that prevent them from earning the CEUs may request an exemption from the board. Board members plan to add an exemption for registrants who have taken Emeritus status once the required statutory change implementing that status is made.
Over the next year the NSBAIDRD will be creating tools to help registrants comply with the new regulation. These tools include a “Frequently Asked Questions” list, a CEU “Proof of Completion” form (for those who do not use the professional associations’ tracking systems), an updated page on the board’s Web site, and a reporting form for registration renewals.
During the numerous town hall meetings and workshops, the main concern of registrants was the potential economic impact on their businesses. In response, the NSBAIDRD has committed to assist registrants in finding free and low-cost educational opportunities. In 2010, the board will attempt to notify registrants of these opportunities as they become known.
AIA Las Vegas will continue to provide a variety of Continuing Education Luncheons that are free for AIA Las Vegas Members ($20.00 for non-members), as well as low cost meetings, seminars and events that will assist registrants in securing their credits. These C.E. opportunities and events for 2013 are listed on the www.aialasvegas.org website and attendees can RSVP online.
A copy of the proposed regulation, which was passed with no changes, can be downloaded from the State Board’s Website.