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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. 

Please visit the Calendar of Events to check out upcoming seminars. For more information contact the AIA Iowa office at 515.244.7502 or info@aiaiowa.org.

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 aspike@aiaiowa.org. All ideas are brought 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 1,200 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 see our collaborations agreement

AIA Transcripts and Self Reporting 

AIA Iowa member transcripts can be found by visiting AIA.org, 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 cessupport@aia.org.

A self-report form should be submitted for the following reasons:

  • Earn credit for attendance of a non-AIA provider course
  • Complete studies (including for the LEED exam), write a book or perform research/teaching related to the profession
  • Volunteer in the related profession
  • Participate in a self-guided walking tour 

One may submit this form online.

  1. 1) Begin at www.aia.org 
  2. 2) ‘Login’ at the top right of the page
  3. 3) Hover your mouse over ‘Career’ in the gray toolbar
  4. 4) Click, ‘Course Self-Report’
  5. 5) Click, ‘Yes’ to continue
  6. 6) Fill out the entire online self-report form
  7. 7) Click, ‘Submit’

Note: As of January 1, 2012, HSW credit can no longer be self-reported. You may still continue to self-report 'General' Learning Units. Once submitted, each self-report will be reviewed within 10 business days. If approved, the activity will be added onto your AIA transcript.

A total of 18 Continuing Education Hours (LUs) are required annually to be a member of the AIA, 12 LUs must address Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) annually.

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 theIowa Architectural Examining Board websiteto read Iowa's complete MCE rules. For more information contact the Iowa Architectural Examining Board, Lori SchraderBachar, Professional Licensing Bureau, 515.725.9030, lori.schraderbachar@iowa.gov

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

Report Date Total Hours Annually LU|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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