2010 AIA/CES Registered Provider Application Thank you for your interest in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program. The AIA requires that registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LUs) hours of continuing education annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure. Statistically, architects hold multiple state licenses. Most states with MCE requirements recognize the AIA/CES as the primary source of professional development for their licensed architects. This allows AIA members to present their AIA/CES transcripts (and non-members AIA/CES Certificates of Completion) to licensing boards to satisfy state requirements. Becoming an AIA/CES Registered Provider requires a system-wide, top-down commitment to quality professional continuing education and sound administration. The AIA/CES offers providers of professional continuing education myriad opportunities to award CES Learning Units (LUs) and provide valuable information and guidance, while bypassing the time-consuming process of registering their courses with individual states. ABOUT THIS APPLICATION You are required to fill out all parts of this application and submit a copy of your course including any handout materials relevant to your course. The course you submit as a sample will not be registered by us. You will have to register courses online using a Course Registration Form A once you are approved as a provider. Once you submit your application package, please allow six weeks for processing. Do not schedule CES courses or represent your organization as an AIA/CES Provider until you have received a Provider Number, username, and password. Be sure to review the Provider Menu that is available online once you are approved. Due to the course requirements, we cannot honor retroactive credit on courses offered before materials are reviewed and your application approved. Upon acceptance into the CES Provider Program, your Point of Contact (POC) and Alternate Point of Contact will receive a Registered Provider number, username, and password via email to access the Provider Menu (including blank registration and reporting forms). The POC and Alternate POC will be added to the CES Provider Connection list serve to receive periodic policy, procedure, and State MCE updates, as well as information on opportunities to participate in AIA/CES events and activities. Please contact us if we can offer further assistance. We look forward to working with you. Contact: Ms. Sara Thomas Mr. Bryan Miller Manager, CES Associate, CES Telephone: 1-800-242-3837 Option 3 Telephone: 1-800-242-3837 Option 3 E-mail: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org @2010 AIA/CES 2010 Application Page 1 2010 AIA/CES Registered Provider Benefits Overview All AIA/CES Providers receive these benefits: Authorization to publicize the organization as an approved provider and courses as “Registered with the AIA/CES” License to use the official AIA/CES logo to promote educational activities Link to your web site from the AIA/CES Provider Directory and AIA/CES Course Directory on the AIA Web site Advertise courses in the CES Course Directory on the AIA Web site, the largest international listing of courses specifically targeted to the design and building industry Password access to online services, forms, templates, provider manual, and AIA/CES logos and templates. Receive CES Provider Connection e-mail list serve newsletter and announcements Discounted rates to the CES Provider workshops and other specially-targeted training courses and events See regional breakdown on page 5 Basic – (Annual Fee: $1,500.00) A provider authorized to offer face-to-face continuing education courses in one AIA designated region. Basic providers are not eligible to offer distance learning. Regional – (Annual Fee: $1,900.00) A provider authorized to offer face-to-face continuing education courses in two AIA designated regions. Regional providers are not eligible to offer distance learning. Passport - (Annual Fee: $3,400.00) A provider authorized to offer face-to-face and distance learning courses nationally and internationally. Professional provider– (Annual Fee: $800.00) A provider authorized to offer face-to-face and distance learning nationally and internationally. This provider category is reserved for academic institutions, government agencies, and nonprofit associations, construction, engineering, design, and consulting firms. In addition, this category also applies to any organization that will offer a one-time continuing education course or event (for example, a conference) within a one- year renewal cycle. Platform provider - (Annual Fee: $5,000.00) An umbrella provider that charges other companies or organizations a service fee for developing, maintaining, or hosting their online continuing education courses. A platform provider takes responsibility (on behalf of the companies or organizations it serves) for adhering to CES guidelines, which include course registration, participant credit reporting, and record keeping. A platform provider is authorized to offer face-to-face and distance learning courses nationally and internationally. Architecture Firm Provider – A provider that is an architecture firm in which a principal or owner is an AIA member. In addition, there are two types of architecture firm providers (internal and external). Internal - (Annual Fee: $300.00) An architecture firm authorized to offer face-to-face and distance learning courses to their firm employees only, regardless of their location. External - (Annual Fee: $600.00) An architecture firm authorized to offer face-to-face and distance learning courses nationally and internationally both internally to their employees, regardless of their location, and externally to others. Before applying, Providers should consider completing the free Program Organizational Assessment tool found at http://tools.epiconnection.org to evaluate the current status of your Professional Development Program. To find qualified speakers for any of your program needs, also consider browsing the National Speakers Registry at http://speakers.aia.org. 2 POINT OF CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION Company/Organization Name List the information as you wish it to appear in CES Provider listings. Point of Contact Alternate Point of Contact The Point of Contact will be the individual listed POC Email Address Alternate Email Address under the CES Provider list on the AIA’s website POC Telephone Number Alternate Telephone Number and receive materials and updates from AIA/CES. Fax Number Including your e-mail address will ensure receipt of the CES Mailing Address Provider Connection, a monthly electronic newsletter for CES City, State, Zip Province/Country Providers. All members of your organization may receive Provider Web site Address Connection at no charge by e-mail request. On a separate piece of paper, provide complete responses to these questions. COURSE DEVELOPMENT AND CONTENT 1. Who within your company or organization will select and/or develop the content for your courses, and what are their qualifications? Demonstrate that you have an effective process 2. How will you survey architects to determine their educational needs for your topics, and how will they be in place to determine involved in the course development and design process? needs, develop and design courses based on 3. How will you design and structure your courses so that the content and materials are consistent with adult learning principles, your learning objectives, time requirements will be met, and how will you ensure that instructors deliver and that you understand courses consistent with CES policy? the importance of evaluating and improving 4. How will you decide who will be selected to deliver registered AIA/CES courses? your courses. 5. How will you evaluate and make improvements to your educational courses? ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION 6. If you are offering courses at multiple locations, how will your Point of Contact administer and maintain the central (6-year) document retention system? Demonstrate that you have a system in place to 7. How will your representatives report attendance of AIA members and distribute Certificates of administer the logistics of Completion to non-AIA members? the course and will market your courses according to 8. How will your Point of Contact instruct others in your organization on the policies and procedures and AIA/CES policies and communicate updates and changes that govern the AIA/CES program? procedures. 9. Provide a brief description of your business. 3 HEALTH, SAFETY, AND Health, Safety, Welfare WELFARE (HSW) Health, safety, and welfare in architecture are hereafter defined as anything that relates to the AIA membership annual structural integrity or soundness of a building or building site. HSW protects the public and may be requirement – 18 LU contact defined and required by law. hours, eight (8) of which must be earned in the area of health, Examples: safety, and welfare. Of those 8 HSW at least 4 must be in Health: Aspects of architecture that have salutary effects among users of buildings or sites and the areas of sustainable address environmental issues. Examples would be appropriate air temperature, humidity, and quality; design. adequate provisions for personal hygiene; and non-toxic materials or finishes. Individual state MCE Safety: Aspects of architecture intended to limit or prevent accidental injury or death among users of requirements for HSW vary. buildings or sites. Examples would be the provision of fire-rated egress enclosures, automatic See sprinkler systems, and stairs with correct rise-to-run proportions. www.aia.org/education for the contact information for state licensing boards. Welfare: Aspects of architecture that engender positive emotional responses among, or enable equal access by, users of building or sites. Examples would be spaces whose scale, proportions, materials, A minimum of 75% of course and color are pleasing for the intended use; spaces that afford natural light and views of nature; and content must relate to HSW in provisions for users with disabilities. order for course to qualify for HSW. I understand that once approved, we will register courses as HSW or regular LU courses and I acknowledge the difference. Sustainable Design Sustainable design is achieved through an integrated design and delivery process that enhances the natural and built environment by using energy sensibly with a goal toward carbon neutrality, improves air and water quality, protects and preserves water and other resources, and creates environments, SUSTAIANBLE DESIGN communities and buildings that are livable, comfortable, productive, diverse, safe and beautiful to stir our imagination. AIA membership annual requirement – 18 LU contact Sustainable Design Qualifying Topics hours, eight (8) of which must be earned in the area of health, The basis for a course’s content qualifying for sustainable design learning units is found in the AIA safety, and welfare. Of those 8 COTE Top Ten and the Sustainability Discussion Group’s (SDiG), 50>>50. The COTE Top Ten is the HSW at least 4 must be in the Committee on the Environment’s (COTE) measure of sustainable design. The 50>>50 represent a areas of sustainable design. product of the Institute’s Sustainability Discussion Group. For full information about each of the 50>>50content areas, please refer to the AIA publication, 50 >>50, found at Individual state MCE http://www.aia.org/practicing/groups/kc/AIAS077430. requirements for HSW vary. See Sustainable Design Program Qualification www.aia.org/education for the contact information for state Each program must meet the requirement of having at least 75 percent of the content and licensing boards. instructional time designed to cover sustainable design content areas. You will be asked to certify that on the Course Registration Form A when submitting the course for approval. Some topics such as A minimum of 75% of course environmental education and staff training will normally not qualify for HSW. If your course or program content must relate to SD in is in these or related areas, it must clearly articulate the content, educational basis and rationale for order for course to qualify for requesting sustainable design program designation. SD. Sustainable Design and Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) Topics that qualify for sustainable design within AIA/CES all deal with or affect the health, safety and welfare of the public and our communities and as a result all learning units qualified as “sustainable design learning” shall simultaneously be approved as HSW learning. Each program must meet the 4 criterion that at least 75 percent of the session is spent on sustainable design topics, as defined. I understand that once approved, we will register courses as SD/HSW/LU, HSW/LU or general LU courses and I acknowledge the difference. Learning Objectives AIA/CES requires that all providers submit learning objectives for each program they register. There is a minimum requirement of 4 learning objectives per hour for continuing education courses. Please note that if your course is HSW or Sustainable Design 3 of 4 learning objectives must be to that effect. A learning objective is an explicit statement that clearly expresses what the student will be able to do after taking a course. It is an observable and measurable student outcome statement. A learning objective identifies what behavior(s) a student must demonstrate in order for the instructor to know that the planned learning took place. Learning objectives also benefit students by helping them clarify their personal goals for a course and give them a framework against which to measure their own success. Learning objectives should be concise and concrete so they are open to limited interpretation. A Learning Objective is Made Up of 3 Parts: 1.BEHAVIOR: Describes what participants will be able to do as a consequence of taking a course. (example: calculate) 2. CONDITION: Describes conditions under which the student will perform the behavior. (example: using the sample course residential project...) 3. CRITERIA: Describes the criteria you will use to evaluate student performance. (example: the total cost of materials) Combine the behavior, condition, and criteria and you have a official learning objective! EXAMPLE: Participants will be able to calculate the total cost of materials using the sample course residential project. I understand what a learning objective is, and I will submit 4 learning objectives for each hour of a course. Indicate (by region) where you intend to offer educational courses: New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) Middle Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania) East North Central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin) West North Central (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota) South Atlantic (Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico) East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee) West South Central (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas) 5 Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming) Pacific Southwest (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah) PROVIDER LEVEL Number of Regions: __________________ Determine in which regions you Canada Mexico Distance Education plan to offer educational European Union Other International (South East Asia, South America, etc.) courses. Passport and Professional Organizations may offer Distance Education and participate in AIA National activities. Regional Providers may participate in AIA National activities when the activity is held in the region(s) where Provider Point of Contact is located and educational courses are offered. 6 Provider Course Summary Only one provider course summary needs to be submitted with the application. All others received will be disregarded. This course summary is meant to provide us information about the course you submitted for review with your application. Once approved, we recommend that you develop one for each course/event you plan to register. Provider Name: Course Title: Length: _______ _ Credits:_______ HSW:_______ SD:________ Hours Learning Units Yes/No Yes/No Learning Objectives: These should match the learning objectives in the course you submitted. At the end of this course, the participants will be able to (list at least four (4) per one-hour course). Facilitator Qualifications (include name and qualifications for each): Method of Delivery: Audio/Visual required: Cost to participants: Point of Contact: Provider applicants – attach a copy of materials (CD ROM, workbook, handouts, speaker notes, etc.) for a course you are prepared to offer for CES credit. Note, we will assume that courses and materials submitted will be in the exact format you wish to deliver them for AIA/CES credit. 7 AIA/CES Registered Provider Topic Codes (MUST REVIEW) Check at least 1 but not more than 5 categories that best represent the topics your organization will offer for CES credit. This information is used for marketing your courses free online at http://www.aia.org/education under Find Courses. MASTERSPEC® Divisions www.masterspec.com AIA Member Community Networks www.aia.org/knowledgecommunities ___D01 Gen. Requirements ___D02 Sitework ___N01 Building Performance ___D03 Concrete ___N02 Building Science ___D04 Masonry ___N03 Construction Management ___D05 Metals ___N04 Corporate Architects ___D06 Woods and Plastics ___N05 Design (Committee on) ___D07 Thermal and Moisture ___N06 Design for Aging ___D08 Doors and Windows ___N07Design-Build ___D09 Finishes ___N08 Diversity ___D10 Specialties ___N09 Education (Architecture in) ___D11 Equipment ___N10 Environment ___D12 Furnishings ___N11 Facility Management ___D13 Special Construction ___N12 Healthcare Architecture ___D14 Conveying Systems ___N13 Historic Resources ___D15 Mechanical ___N14 Housing & Residential Architecture ___D16 Electrical ___N15 Inter-faith Forum on Religion, Arts, and Architecture Special Topics ___N16 Interiors www.csinet.org ___N17 International Practice ___N18 Justice Facilities ___T01 Accessibility/ADA ___N19 Practice Management ___T02 Acoustics ___N20 Public Architects ___T03 Adaptive Re-use ___N21 Regional and Urban Design ___T04 Codes/Regulations/Standards ___N22 Small Projects Forum ___T05 Energy Efficiency ___N23 Technology & Architectural Practice ___T06 Ethics ___T07 Liability/Risk Management Format ___T08 Livable Communities ___T09 Mold/Moisture ___Z01 Distance Education ___T10 Natural Hazards (Earthquake, Flood, ___Z02 Case Studies Hurricane) ___T11 Project Management Other (additional topics will be considered) ___T12 Security _______________________________________ ___T13 Software _______________________________________ ___T14 Specification Writing _______________________________________ ___T15 Sustainability/Green Building _______________________________________ CHECKLIST To be completed by the Point of Contact and reviewed by the Alternate Point of Contact. Submit a copy of this completed and signed checklist with your application. I have completed all the contact information required on page 3. I have provided complete responses to the 9 questions on page 3 on another piece of paper. I have read and understand what constitutes an HSW designation in an AIA/CES course. I have read and understand what constitutes a SD designation in an AIA/CES course. I have checked off the regions in which I will be offering AIA/CES Courses. I have totaled the number of regions in the blank on page 6. I have filled in or developed a Provider Course Summary page with the required information that corresponds to the course I have submitted for review. A Provider Course Summary will be developed for all courses for marketing purposes. I have attached a sample of ONE course. For powerpoint presentations, I included a copy of the course with the quality assurance slides which are downloaded from http://www.aia.org/groups/aia/documents/presentation/aiab081481.ppt I have selected at least one (1) but no more than five (5) Topic Codes that relate to course topics we will be presenting. I have selected the appropriate fee level for my Provider type described on page 2 of this application. I have included a check or included all credit card information required for processing the proper payment for our Provider level based on the fee schedule on page 2. I have read and signed the Quality Assurance Statement at the end of this application. I have reviewed the MCE chart at http://www.aia.org/education and understand the AIA and MCE requirements for the states in which we will provide education. I verify that each course will be at least 1 hour of educational activity with at least 50 minutes in educational instruction, and at most 10 minutes in question and answer. I verify that our courses are strictly educational, and non-proprietary in nature. I have completed this application and understand all the requirements for administering AIA/CES courses and attendance. ______________________________________________ ___________________________ Signature – Point of Contact Date ______________________________________________ ____________________________ Signature – Alternate Point of Contact Date This must be signed and dated or your application will be considered incomplete. 2010 AIA/CES Registered Provider Application Payment will be processed once approved. Please select the Provider level you are applying for. See page 2 (Provider Benefits) of this application to determine the appropriate Provider type. LEVELS AND FEES Regional breakdown is listed on page 5 for Platform, Passport, Regional, and Basic levels INDICATE AT WHICH PROVIDER LEVEL YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED BASED Platform $5,000.00 ON REGION(S) AND/OR Passport $3,400.00 INTENT TO DELIVER Regional $1,900.00 DISTANCE EDUCATION. Basic $1,500.00 Professional Organization $800.00 ____ Non-Profit Association PAYMENT ____ Accredited College/University RENEWAL IS BASED ON ____ Government Agency CALENDAR YEAR AND WILL BE DUE EACH YEAR BY DEC. 31. AIA Architectural External Firm $600.00 AIA Architectural Internal Firm $300.00 Additional Firm Office Provider - $50 annually for each ________(number of offices) ALLOW SIX WEEKS FOR PROCESSSING. DO NOT SCHEDULE CES COURSES PAYMENT: UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED A PROVIDER NUMBER, Check # _________ payable to AIA/CES PASSWORD, REVIEWED THE COURSE ADMINISTRATION MasterCard Visa American Express SECTION OF THE WEBSITE, AND REGISTERED YOUR COURSE WITH CES RECORDS ______________________________________________________________________________________ ON AN ONLINE COURSE Card Number Exp. Date REGISTRATION FORM A. ______________________________________________________________________________ Name on Card Authorized Signature (Required) RETURN APPLICATION AND ______________________________________________________________________________________ PAYMENT TO: Billing Address (if different from Company Address) City State Zip Code AIA/CES ATTN: CES COORDINATOR *Renewal reminders will be emailed to Point of Contact and Alternate Point of Contact through the 1735 NEW YORK AVE., NW WASHINGTON, DC 20006-5292 Provider Connection beginning in September each year. FACSIMILE: 202-626-7425 Quality Assurance Statement I agree to read and abide by the AIA/CES policies and procedures outlined in the current CES OFFICE USE ONLY: AIA/CES Provider Manual, and I understand that it is my responsibility to read, understand, and disseminate all information regarding our participation with members of my organization involved with the AIA/CES program. Further, I understand that other companies or organizations may not pay me for use of my AIA/CES Provider number without prior approval from AIA/CES. I understand that my organization is responsible for the quality assurance of any educational course(s) reported under our assigned Provider Number, that our courses are subject to quality audit, and that we may be removed from the system (forfeiting paid fees) if we are non-compliant. ___________________________________________________________________________ POC Name (please print) ___________________________________________________________________________ POC Signature Date Applications will not be processed without an authorized signature.
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