AIA is approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA Provider # J607) to provide online continuing education courses to architects.

Since 2003 has delivered over 1.4 million online continuing education hours to more than 50,000 AEC professionals nationwide. Our online interactive audio/visual courses feature narration, images and illustrations. Our PDF format is a non-timed, read-only course with online testing at the end.

Note to AIA Members: New AIA rules do not allow its members to retake the same course at any time.

South Dakota Continuing Education Requirements

South Dakota Blue Book (Administrative Rule 20:38:35:01) Continuing Education Requirements 

  • Individual licensees are expected to maintain their professional competency by participating in continuing education activities throughout their practicing career.
  • Generally, licensees are expected to earn a minimum of 30 professional development hours (PDH) during each two years of licensure and demonstrate their compliance with this minimum requirement by submitting a "PDH log" showing their completed continuing education activities at the time of renewing their individual license.
  • A maximum of 10 PDH can be earned in professional management subjects, with the balance being earned in technical subjects (20 PDH) relating to their architectural practice.
  • As an alternative, individual licensees may earn a minimum of 12 continuing education hours (CEH) in health, safety, and welfare (HSW) subjects acquired in structured educational activities per calendar year.

South Dakota Blue Book (Administrative Rule 20:38:35:07) Continuing Education Record Maintenance and Verification

  • A licensee shall maintain records to support professional development credits claimed.
  • Records sufficient for audit purposes must be maintained for three years after the date of renewal.
  • The records shall include the PDH credits earned prior to the date of renewal and, in the case of carryover PDH credit, shall include the years when the carryover PDH was earned.

For more information, visit the South Dakota Blue Book Website.

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Featured Courses

Course Sample Credit Hours Price
multimedia courseAgeless by Design(TM) sample 2.00 $38.00
   PDF courseAging in Place - Eliminating Traps (HSW) 4.00 $76.00
   PDF courseBiophilic Design and Senior Well Being for Architect and Design Professionals (HSW) 1.00 $19.00
multimedia courseDanger in the Damp - Dealing with Mold (HSW) sample 2.00 $38.00
   PDF courseDanger in the Damp - Dealing with Mold (HSW-PDF) 4.00 $76.00
multimedia courseGetting Decked - And Choosing How That Happens sample 2.00 $38.00
multimedia courseMinimizing Energy Use in Buildings sample 2.00 $38.00
multimedia courseProfessional Ethics for Architects 2.00 $38.00

Generational Design

Course Sample Credit Hours Price
   PDF courseAgeless Living by Design (HSW) 2.00 $38.00
   PDF courseDemographic Trends and Changes in the Aging Population Essential for Architects, Designers and Contractors to Identify (HSW) 1.00 $19.00
   PDF courseThe Senior Wellness Revolution (HSW) 1.00 $19.00
   PDF courseWhere is Home - The Aging Population and Where They Live (HSW) 1.00 $19.00

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Occupant Comfort

Course Sample Credit Hours Price
multimedia courseIndoor Environmental Quality (GEN) (HSW) 3.00 $57.00
   PDF courseSound Advice for Acoustics PDF (HSW) 4.00 $76.00