AIA Potomac Valley (AIAPV) provides AIA CES accreditation for live instructor courses as a service to our members and the community, for organizations whose courses are relevant to the architecture profession. AIAPV charges a nominal fee for the time and effort involved in processing the accreditation, reporting of credits to CES and preparation of certificates of completion. We also require strict adherence to the deadlines below as we have a very small staff. Additionally, timely accreditation allows advance promotion of the credits offered for your course, which will help attract attendance by architects.

Please note that accreditation by AIA Potomac Valley, or any other local AIA chapter, can only be used for programs presented to or in conjunction with the local chapter. This service is not available to industry vendors as a replacement for becoming an approved AIA CES Provider.

Complete the CES Course Submission Application form to submit your course information for consideration. After review and acceptance, an invoice for the appropriate amount will be sent to the Primary Contact. Please contact us at with any questions. Thanks for your interest in offering educational opportunities for local architects!

Deadlines and Fees for Local Accreditation by AIA Potomac Valley:

  1. Course information must be submitted via the application form 30 calendar days in advance of the start of the event. There is a $20 base fee which includes up to four (4) sessions, with an additional $5 fee per session for more than four sessions.
  2. A late fee applies to submissions received between 14 and 29 days in advance of the start of the event: $20 base fee + $10 late fee
  3. No accreditation will be provided for events with less than 14 days advance notice.