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Professional Development

AIA Iowa is here to provide the resources you need as you progress in your career.  We provide dozens of hours of Continuing Education each year. 


AIA Iowa Professional Development Seminar attendance is not restricted just to architects, others associated to the profession of architecture are invited to attend. Please visit the Calendar of Events to check out upcoming seminars. For more information contact the AIA Iowa office at 515.244.7502 or

Program Proposals

AIA Iowa welcomes your programming ideas and speaker recommendations for professional development seminars. If you have a program already developed for delivery and would like to submit a proposal, please send your suggestions and/or proposals to Amy Spike, Marketing & Programming Director for AIA Iowa at She will then bring your ideas to our Professional Development Committee for review. 


Consider partnering with AIA Iowa, an AIA CES Approved Provider, we are organized to serve the needs of over 1000 member interns and architects at the state and local level. As an AIA Component we support our members through many activities that offer AIA CES credit and provide excellent opportunities to collaborate with Allied Members, Educators, and other CES Providers. For more information on partnerships related to continuing education please contact Amy Spike, Communications & Programming Coordinator for AIA Iowa at

In 2018, we launched our first Professional Development Series. We invited firms to join us as partners and as a benefit of their partnership, they would be able to send 3 employees to each of our Professional Development Series Lectures and Tours for free. We'd like to say a huge thank you to each of our four 2018 Series Partners:




A total of 18 Continuing Education Hours (LUs) required annually, 12 LUs must address Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) annually.

AIA Transcripts and MyCES

AIA Iowa member transcripts can be found by visiting, log-on with your email address and password. Questions about your transcript? Contact AIA CES Member Care at 1-800-242-3837, Option 3 or Don't forget that you can self-report continuing education from a provider that is not AIA accredited. You can find instructions here.

State of Iowa Requirements

The State of Iowa has Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) requirements in conjunction with the biennial (every two years) license renewal cycle. Visit the Iowa Architectural Examining Board website to read Iowa's complete MCE rules. For more information contact the Iowa Architectural Examining Board, Lori SchraderBachar, Professional Licensing Bureau, 515.725.9030,

Learn more about Architecture Licensure in Iowa and State Requirements in this Easy to Read PDF.


Report Date Total Hours Annually HSW Hours Annually Distance Learning Teaching Credit Committee Credit Self Study
June 30 24 hrs/2 yrs 24 hrs/2 yrs Accepted
Accepted Not Accepted

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