The AIA California has joined forces with aecKnowledge to provide online continuing education for the design and construction industry. This allows design professionals to pursue educational opportunities at their own pace and according to their own schedule. While, legislation in California requires architects to complete a number of CE credits in accessibility, there are other subjects all members of the industry are interested in as well. Choose from a wide range of subjects in design, finance, marketing and management – each one professionally developed and delivered by industry leaders.

Click here to access our Accessibility/Universal Design Courses.

To view frequently asked questions click here.


2020/2021 Online Accessibility Courses:

In this 4-course series:
  • A guide to designing accessible hotels and resorts (along with eye-opening features to avoid)
  • An accessibility case study of the historic renovation of the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
  • Insights into how Chicago is becoming one of the most accessible and inclusive cities in the nation
  • A panel discussion that sheds light on why the disability community often states “Nothing About Us Without Us
  1. Accessible Hotels and Restaurants
  2. The Trouble with Accessibility
  3. Urban Accessibility and Inclusiveness
  4. Building an Inclusive Community Engagement Process

What is Mandatory Continuing Education?

Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) is education required by a state to retain licensure. Each state has the legal right to establish its own guidelines and requirements. However, most state’s requirements are similar, whether they require architects to meet them annually or biannually. If you, like the average AIA member, have four or more state licenses, you must meet the continuing education requirements for all the states in which you intend to practice.

Most states that require MCE will accept AIA/CES transcripts as documentation for completion of valid continuing education credit. For AIA members, this means that our single record-keeping system is the documentation needed for reporting your state MCE requirements when requested. We do, however, strongly suggest that you keep backup documentation of your activities as support, especially if the credit is self-reported activity as it may be requested.

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