AIA Potomac Valley (AIAPV) may act as the AIA CES Provider 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 submission of learning programs for approval by AIA CES, reporting of credits to CES, and preparation and delivery of certificates of completion. We also require strict adherence to the deadlines below as we have a very small staff. Additionally, timely approval of CES learning units allows advance promotion of the credits offered for your course, which will help attract attendance by architects.

Please note that AIA CES Provider service 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. Courses submitted/pending review cannot be offered for AIA CES credit until the course is reviewed and approved by AIA CES. This can take up to 10 business days or longer so it's crucial that you submit your information early if you want to have a course approved in time. Credits may not be advertised until a course is approved. After review and acceptance, an invoice for the appropriate amount will be sent to the Primary Contact. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions. Thanks for your interest in offering educational opportunities for local architects!

Click here for HSW guidelines for course Learning Objectives and Learning Units

Deadlines and Fees for CES Submission Service 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 15 and 29 days in advance of the start of the event: $20 base fee + $10 late fee
  3. No service will be provided for events with less than 15 days advance notice.