SCUP is a registered provider of continuing education credit from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Most educational programs SCUP offers are submitted for AIA Learning Unit (LU) approval.
About the AIA
"The AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) is a thriving, multifaceted, lifelong professional development program and the largest source of education specifically targeted to the design and building industry. The AIA/CES mission is to support AIA members in mastering new knowledge and skills to meeting the changing requirements of the profession and to responsibly meet the role that society entrusts to architects." AIA/CES Provider Manual
To learn more about AIA/CES, please visit their website.
SCUP and the AIA: Programs, Policies, and Procedures
All SCUP programs that provide AIA continuing education credit undergo the AIA's rigorous approval process. Not every program qualifies for AIA continuing education credit.
SCUP applies for and provides both types of AIA learning units (LU):
Credits are measured based on instructional time. Every 60 minutes of instructional time will provide 1 LU Hour. Please refer to each program to determine credit amounts.
Following AIA/CES policies, SCUP programs must meet the following criteria to be submitted for AIA continuing education credit:
*At this time, SCUP does not have the assessment mechanisms required to provide AIA credit for on-demand courses (recordings, articles, etc.).
SCUP applies the following types of programs for AIA continuing education credit:
Annual, International Conference*
Regional Conferences and One-Day Events*
(live webinars only)
*Note: conference programs are submitted and approved for AIA credit on a program by program basis, depending on the subject matter and qualifications of each program. Not every workshop, concurrent session, plenary session, or campus tour offered at a conference will be approved for AIA credit.
Reporting Your Credits
Every program that provides AIA credit will have an attendance recording mechanism (Guidebook, sign-in sheet, etc.). You must attend the entire course to receive credit.
Credit(s) earned on completion of AIA-approved courses will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members and those who subscribe to AIA's TranscriptArchitect. If you are an AIA member or TranscriptArchitect subscriber, please add your AIA number to your My SCUP Demographic Information. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available after the conference.
If a program has been approved for AIA continuing education, the amount of credits will be listed with the program description. For webcasts, please visit that webcast's CEU webpage. For conferences and one-day events, please refer to the event's program webpage and on-site program.
Courses registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education do not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. Any questions related to specific materials, methods, and services will be addressed at the conclusion of the presentation.