AIA California has joined forces with aecKnowledge to provide onDemand 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 five (5) CE credits in accessibility and five (5) hours in Zero Net Carbon Design, 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.

2022/2023 Online Accessibility Courses:

In this 4-course series which complies with California licensure requirements for accessibility (SB 1608 and California Business and Professions Code Section 5600.05) and provides valuable information about accessibility requirements applicable in most states you will find all 5 hours of coursework within the following courses:

  1. Designing for People with Sensory Challenges – Sweetwater Spectrum
  2. Tom and Ruth Harkin Center at Drake University
  3. Accessibility in Education and Community Facilities
  4. Innovative Accessibility Solutions to Challenging Sites

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

2022 On Demand ZNCD Courses:

Beginning with the 2023 Renewal Cycle, California architects must take 5 hours of coursework in Zero Net Carbon Design (ZNCD) in order to renew their license.

  1. Designing for Zero Carbon – Three Case Studies of All-Electric Buildings
  2. Understanding Carbon Analysis for Existing Building Renovation
  3. Case Study of All-Electric Buildings – UCI Medical Campus
  4. Material Selection: Embodied Carbon + Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
  5. Induction Cooking: The All-Electric Kitchen of Today and ZNCD for Food Service


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