Mandatory Continuing Education is required for architects in the following states:
  1. Alabama
  2. Arkansas
  3. Delaware
  4. Florida
  5. Georgia
  6. Idaho
  7. Illinois
  8. Iowa
  9. Kansas
  10. Kentucky
  11. Louisiana
  12. Maryland
  13. Massachusetts
  14. Minnesota
  15. Mississippi
  16. Nebraska
  17. New Jersey
  18. New Mexico
  19. New York
  20. North Carolina
  21. Oklahoma
  22. Oregon
  23. Rhode Island
  24. South Carolina
  25. South Dakota
  26. Tennessee
  27. Texas
  28. Vermont
  29. West Virginia
  30. Wyoming

AIA/CES Registered Provider

PDH Center is an AIA/CES Registered Provider (Provider #J681). Continuing education credits awarded by PDH Center through are acceptable by most state architectural boards requiring Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) for re-licensure. All of our AIA/CES registered courses comply with the guidelines and criteria established by American Institute of Architects (AIA).

If you are an architect and would like to receive AIA/CES Learning Units (LUs), you must take the courses listed under the category of "AIA/CES Registered Courses". If you are a member of AIA, you need to provide us your AIA membership number in your profile for reporting purpose.

Designation as an AIA/CES Registered Provider indicates recognition by the AIA of our online courses as meeting the required standards. Many of our online courses also satisfy the Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) related training requirement mandated by AIA and many state boards for architects.

As an AIA/CES Registered Provider, PDH Center maintains records of all online continuing education activities for at least seven (7) years. Our records include the name of the attendee who satisfactorily completed the course, type of activity claimed, date of activity, instructor's name, sponsoring organization, and the PDH/LU credits earned. Copies of these records may be requested by sending emails to for audit verification purposes.

As an AIA/CES Registered Provider, PDH Center submits monthly reports, including the names and AIA numbers of all AIA members completing the PDHonline courses and the Learning Units (LU) earned, to the AIA/CES Records office in Oklahoma. Because Learning Units are entered into a database manually by AIA staff, it will take approximately 8 weeks for your Learning Units to appear on your AIA transcript.

Note: Almost all states requiring MCE accept courses offered by AIA/CES Registered Providers. Click on Details for more information.