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Learning Opportunities

Continuing EducationAIA Wisconsin offers learning opportunities throughout the year. Working with AIA/CES providers and local Chapters, events are offered throughout the state.


Seminars and Lectures are often 1-1.5 hours long and fit nicely into many time slots. Local Chapters often host Lunch-time learning opportunities so you can learn while you lunch with other AIA members. Look for "Eat & Earns" are listed on AIA Wisconsin's Calendar of Events. Lectures include evening events and opportunities to hear from visiting professionals. Members receive regular updates listing upcoming events.


Get behind the scene tours and access not usually open to the public. Construction tours are a great way to learn about the process. Interns are encouraged to join AIA members to tour buildings with a critical eye on design.

Distance Learning

When travel is impossible, distance learning is an option. AIA Wisconsin assists local Chapters to connect and share seminars through online meetings. In addition, several online sites provide distance learning programs of interest members.

Many available sites offer free online learning while other providers charge varied fees, often reasonably priced for quality and convenience.

    AIAU: With high-quality courses recorded at the AIA National Convention, you have your choice of authoritative education on topics that are relevant to your practice—from ADA to firm management, and from building science to IGCC. Credits are added to your AIA transcript within 48 hours


NCARB Monograph Series: Offering 17 self-study monographs with online quizzes to measure continuing education.


AIA Wisconsin is proud to announce a partnership with aecKnowledge—an innovative, online knowledge-sharing platform for the AEC industries. aecKnowledge delivers peer-reviewed, unbiased, engaging knowledge featuring top thought leaders and subject matter experts—all available 24/7. 

Hanley Wood University: Hanley Wood University provides building professionals the continuing education and training programs they need to obtain credits, earn certifications and maintain association partnerships. Search courses by profession, subject, certification or sponsor to find continuing education or training programs that fulfill your needs.

McGraw-Hill Construction Continuing Education Center: Offering AIA CES learning units by reading designated Architectural Record articles and answering test questions online.

AIA Continuing Education Course Directory: AIA Wisconsin members are encouraged to search this official directory of providers offering continuing education programming that satisfy AIA/CES requirements.

Convention & Building Products Expo

For over 85 years, AIA Wisconsin has hosted the Annual AIA Wisconsin Convention & Building Products Expo. It offers members and allied professionals an opportunity to explore emerging design, practice, technology and environmental issues, as well as to investigate innovative products and services available to the design and construction industry. This is where you can find the experts, learn what’s new and be part of the latest buzz.


The annual AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop is a day-long learning opportunity featuring important topics and giving architects the tools to implement new ideas and techniques to projects. Hands-on training offers insight where other forms of learning might not. Visit the Calendar of Events for details on this event.

Social Events

Summer picnics, holiday parties, speed mentoring, "Thirsty Thursday" gatherings . . . not all events offer continuing education credits, but there is a lot to learn by hanging out with fellow AIA members. Networking is a tool to connect with colleagues, both old and new. AIA Wisconsin and the four local Chapters host gatherings to facilitate networking and collaboration. Social events are listed on AIA Wisconsin's Calendar of Events.

Remember! Not all events offer AIA/CES credits. Look for the credit listings in program descriptions.

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