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AIA Members are required to earn 18 learning units (LUs) per calendar year, with 12 in Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) and the remaining six in Learning Units (LU).
AIA Florida offers CE via the ONLINE LIBRARY and LIVE SEMINARS.
AIA members that join this year are not required to earn CE credit until next year.


Self Reporting courses is done online through your AIA National account. 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

To submit this form online:

1) Begin at­­

2) ‘Login’ at the top right of the page

3) Hover your mouse over ‘Career’ in the gray toolbar

4) Click, ‘Course Self-Report’

5) Click, ‘Yes’ to continue

6) Fill out the entire online self-report form

7) Click, ‘Submit

Once submitted, each self-report will be reviewed within 10 business days. If approved, the activity will be added to your AIA transcript.

Should you have any questions or need further assistance, contact AIA National at 1-800-242-3837, option 2.­


Can I self-report an HSW Credit?

No.­ AIA Members can only self-report credits with an LU designation. HSW credits must be reported directly to AIA National by an approved continuing education provider. The state of Florida does not accept self-designed or self-reported documentation for Florida licensure renewal.­


Self-Designed Activity:

This type of learning activity is organized by the member specifically to meet his or her individual needs.­ A self-designed activity frequently involves more than one type of medium or method, such as research, reading, interviewing subject experts, listening to audiotapes, and/or viewing videos.­ To determine what qualifies for self-designed, ask yourself the following questions: (1) Is this a planned learning activity?­ (2) Is this activity intended to be educational and operational?­ (3) Are you acquiring new knowledge or are you sharing your knowledge with others?­ (4) How will you apply this new knowledge to your practice?­ This method is not acceptable for HSW credit by AIA.


Structured Self-Reported Program:

This is a structured activity offered by an organized, third-party, non-CES provider.­ Documentation of attendance/participation will usually be required as a supplement when reporting this activity to meet a state licensure requirement.­ For members who self-report a structured activity, the AIA is not able to assist in acquiring any support documentation that may be required by a state licensing board MCE audit.­ For a reference chart showing AIA ­Continuing Education requirements vs. Florida Continuing Education requirement consult the table below or click here.



AIA Membership CE Requirements

Florida Architect License CE

Number of Credits Required per Calendar Year

18 Learning Units (LU)

  • 12 HSW LU
  • 6 LU

24 Learning Units (LU)

  • 22 HSW LU
  • 2 Florida Building Code Advanced

Renewal Period Expiration

Dec. 31 of each year

Feb. 28 of each odd-numbered year

Time Period to Earn CEH

Per Calendar Year

Per Calendar Year

Carry Over

Up to 18 LUs annually

No Carryover Allowed


Refer to the­­­­AIA CES Member FAQs for more information.

Refer to the DBPR’s Architectural Continuing Education Handbook and the­­­Board of Architecture & Interior Design FAQ. Most questions can be answered by reading these resources.


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