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Allied Member Continuing Education Submission Form


Thank you for your interest in BSA's Allied Member Continuing Education Program.

 

The BSA's Allied Member Continuing Education Program is a benefit for our Allied members. Your company must be an Allied member of the BSA to take part in this program. To check the status of your BSA membership or to join, contact membership@architects.org | 617-391-4010

This form is designed for members to send CE credit requests for their proposed programs straight to BSA Staff. To view an example submission, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Submissions via this form are required three weeks prior to the planned session date. 

An attendance "sign in" sheet for your session will be emailed to you once your request has been processed and approved. Following the session, the completed attendance form must be returned to us at ce@architects.org. Failure to complete, or to return the attendance sheet to us will impede CE reporting for your program.


Continuing education guidelines and tips

  • General course LU’s are for courses on a wide range of topics related to the A/E/C profession.
  • Course must be at least one (1) hour in length, consisting of direct learning activity (minimum of 60 minutes).
  • Course content must be unbiased, not promoting or marketing a presenter's products or services. A presenter’s products or services can only be discussed once the credit portion of the Course is completed.
  • Course materials (such as Power Points, handouts, slides, and samples) used during the credit portion of the Course may not include any proprietary information, must be educational, and must serve to reinforce the learning objectives. Only the first and last slide of a Presentation may include a company’s product or service information.
  • Course must have a clear purpose with a minimum of four (4) stated learning objectives.

Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW):

  • An HSW learning program must meet all three criteria:
     
    • Content must directly support the HSW definition
    • Content must include one of more of the AIA CES acceptable HSW topics
    • At least 75 percent of the content must be on HSW topics
  • HSW definition:

    Licensed architects and affiliated design professionals have, in their professional practice, a positive duty to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare. Learning programs must address knowledge intended to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants of the built environment, as defined below:

    • Health Those aspects of professional practice that improve the physical, emotional, and social well-being of occupants, users, and any others affected by buildings and sites. 
    • Safety Those aspects of professional practice that protect occupants, users, and any others affected by buildings or sites from harm. 
    • Welfare Those aspects of professional practice that enable equitable access, elevate the human experience, encourage social interaction, and benefit the environment
     

  • Acceptable HSW topics

    Technical and professional subjects related to the practice of architecture that safeguard the public and that are within the following continuing education subject areas necessary for the proper evaluation, design, construction, and utilization of buildings and the built environment are considered Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) subjects.

    Learning programs must address one or more of the following HSW topics to be approved for LU|HSW credit:

    • Practice management This category focuses on areas related to the management of architectural practice and the details of running a business. 
    • Project management This category focuses on areas related to the management of architectural projects through execution. 
    • Programming and analysis This category focuses on areas related to the evaluation of project requirements, constraints, and opportunities. 
    • Project planning and design This category focuses on areas related to the preliminary design of sites and buildings. 
    • Project development and documentation This category focuses on areas related to the integration and documentation of building systems, material selection, and material assemblies into a project.
    • Construction and evaluation This category focuses on areas related to construction contract administration and post-occupancy evaluation of projects.
     

  • HSW Justification is meant to provide the AIA reviewer with additional clarity as to how the learning program addresses the letter and spirit of the HSW criteria. This field is only seen by the provider and the reviewers and will never be displayed publicly. The information provided will help our reviewers better understand how you will be fulfilling the requirements for HSW programs as a supplement to the program title, description, and learning objectives.
     
  • Please note that simply falling into one of the topic categories is not sufficient for a learning program receive HSW credit. There needs to be a clear understanding of how the program protects or benefits the occupants of the built environment (not the design professional, firm, owner, or contractor). If the course is not directly about occupant benefits, then it does not qualify for HSW regardless of if the general topic is an qualifying one as defined above.
     
  • AIA National has made a commitment to being much stricter in their application of the HSW criteria. The more clearly you can demonstrate and explain why and how a program meets the HSW criteria, the more likely it will be approved.

 

If you have any questions regarding continuing education credits, please contact ce@architects.org


Add the name of the company requesting CE

If you are unsure of your member ID number, please contact membership@architects.org | 617-391-4010

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Please explain why you feel the course meets Health, Safety, Welfare criteria and should receive HSW credit

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