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How to Earn Your Credit

To qualify for credit, you must read or view the course in its entirety, complete the quiz, and pass with an 80% or better. A certificate of completion will be available for download following each quiz.

Attendees interested in other forms of credit, other than those listed below, are responsible for self-reporting to their state licensing board.

Track your progress by logging into your CE Center account and going to My Credit Tracker

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

AIA members are required to complete 18 learning unit (LU) hours of continuing education per year for membership renewal. Of those 18 LU hours, at least 12 hours must be on Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) topics.

Most state licensing boards with MCE requirements recognize AIA CES as the primary source of continuing education for their licensed architects.

*Sustainable Design Credit Requirement Terminated*
AIA Members will no longer need to complete the sustainable design (SD) requirement to fulfill their AIA continuing education. As of 2013, AIA members are required to satisfy a minimum of 18 LUs per year. Of this total, 12 must meet the Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) criteria.

AIA Credit Reporting
Upon successful completion of a course, your results will be reported to AIA, but you MUST provide your valid AIA member number. Please note that it can take up 2 weeks for your credit to appear on your AIA member transcript.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

USGBC provides green building educational programs in a variety of formats for professionals from all sectors of the building industry. All USGBC educational offerings support the LEED professional credentials.

The LEED Green Associate credential requires 15 hours of continuing education every two years, 3 of which must be specific to LEED. Hours can be earned through:

  • Education (preferred courses and presentations from education providers, self-reported green building education, and Greenbuild)
  • LEED project participation
  • Authorship (credited in a print or digital publication)
  • Volunteering (with USGBC, GBCI, or a Chapter)

The LEED AP with specialty credential requires 30 hours of continuing education every two years, 6 of which must be specific to LEED. Hours can be earned through:

  • Education (preferred courses and presentations from education providers, self-reported green building education, and Greenbuild)
  • LEED project participation
  • Authorship (credited in a print or digital publication)
  • Volunteering (with USGBC, GBCI, or a Chapter)

GBCI Credit Reporting
LEED Professionals may submit their hours to Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) under the “Education” delivery method.

RCI, Inc.

RCI's Educational Programs have earned an industry-wide reputation for presenting top-quality, comprehensive education. Roof consultants, facility managers, contractors, architects, engineers, roofing material salespeople, property managers, and others can gain new insight and professional development in the continually evolving world of roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall technology.

To see a list of continuing education requirements for RCI Registered professionals, please visit http://www.rci-online.org/professional-programs.html.

RCI Credit Reporting
RCI members are responsible for submitting proper documentation to RCI for renewal.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

BNP Media is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). BNP Media complies with the ASNI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, BNP Media is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

The IACET CEU is recognized by a wide range of organizations, including professional associations, regulator board, corporations, and universities. IACET CEUs are transferrable; however, it is up to each organization to choose whether or not it will accept the CEUs. Here is a list of some of the organizations that accept IACET CEUs: https://www.iacet.org/standards/continuing-education-unit-ceu/who-accepts-the-iacet-ceu/iacet-ceu-directory/.

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) is a collaboration of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB), and Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF).

LA CES Credit Reporting
Upon successful completion of a course, your results will be reported to LA CES, but you MUST provide your valid member number. Please note that it can take up 2 weeks for your credit to appear on your transcript.

Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC)

ASID members must earn a minimum of 10 hours (1.0 CEUs) every two years. The current reporting period is from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.

ASID members are to utilize the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) registry to warehouse CEUs. Every ASID member has a unique IDCEC number to login into the website (your IDCEC number is different than your ASID number). The IDCEC user registry allows you to upload and track your continuing education activity as well as store a record for you under your account. Check your IDCEC account regularly to ensure your records are up to date. Learn more under the IDCEC section of the asid.org.

IDCEC credit is also accepted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).

ASID/IDCEC Credit Reporting
Upon successful completion of a course, your results will be reported to IDCEC, but you MUST provide a valid member number.

International Living Future Institute (ILFI)

The International Living Future Institute’s education department focuses on personal and professional development that advances consciousness, connection, and community for a Living Future. ILFI approves high-level continuing education opportunities for LFA CEUs related to sustainable building that involves deeper level, green building understanding for architects, engineers, sustainable professionals, etc.

LFA accredited individuals must maintain 36 LFA hours every 2 years.

LFA Credit Reporting

LFA accredited individuals are responsible for self-reporting their continuing education credits using the LFA Maintenance and Tracking form located on their website.

Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC)

The Center for Health Design advances best practices and empowers healthcare leaders with quality research that demonstrates the value of design to improve health outcomes, patient experience of care, and provider/staff satisfaction and performance. The Center for Health Design’s internationally recognized Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) program awards certification to healthcare planners, architects, designers, contractors, and management professionals demonstrating an understanding of applying evidence-based design to healthcare facilities.

Each EDAC certified individual must maintain their certification by obtaining a minimum of six (6) continuing education units (CEUs) every two years and pay the renewal fee.

EDAC Credit Reporting
EDAC members are responsible for self-reporting their CEUs. You will need the course number, located on your certificate of completion, when reporting. Keep copies of your CEU attendance record in case you are selected for an audit. EDAC CEUs are reported here:
https://www.castleworldwide.com/EDAC/public/Welcome.aspx.

Professional Development Hours (PDH)

Courses that list PDH, or professional development hours, are not approved by a specific board. It is up to the individual to verify whether the completed course is approved with their state board or organization for professional development or continuing education purposes.

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