In order to maintain your license in the state of Washington, all registered architects must complete 24 Continuing Education hours every two years and at least 16 must address public health, safety, and welfare.

In Washington, only licensed architects may represent themselves using the title “architect” or engage in the practice of architecture as defined by law. Requirements for licensure include a combination of education and practical experience, and passage of a qualifying exam, the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE). Visit the Washington State Department of Licensing for information on licensure for architects. Learn more about AIA’s Continuing Education requirements.

AIA Seattle Classes

AIA Seattle is here to support our members receive and maintain their architecture license by annually offering over 50 AIA classes that meet Washington State’s new requirements for continuing education. Explore AIA Seattle’s major education programs and our calendar for additional learning opportunities.


AIA national offices manage all membership CE records. Visit AIA to obtain a copy of your transcript. Contact AIA Seattle if you have questions about CE credits from a class offered by AIA Seattle.


Many informal activities qualify for CEHs. Log in with your AIA number and go to the handy online self-report form.


AIAU features rigorously-curated content for architects, designers, builders, and others working in our diverse and evolving field. These online courses supplement events in your community, giving you learning you can access any time of day, from any place in the world with an Internet connection.


AIA Seattle partners with aecKnowledge—an innovative, online knowledge-sharing platform for the AEC industries. As an established provider of high-quality video continuing education, aecKnowledge delivers peer-reviewed, unbiased, engaging knowledge featuring top thought leaders and subject matter experts—all available 24/7. View upcoming aecKnowledge opportunities.

AIA Seattle’s 2018 Housing Design Forum: Inspiration, Innovation, Impact: The Future of Residential Design is now available online through aecKnowledge. Earn up to 5.75 LU/HSW. Save 20% when you purchase the 5-part series.

AIA Seattle’s 2021 Climate Summit: Just Transition: Upstream and Downstream Impacts of Decarbonization
Explore the equity and social justice impacts of a transition to clean energy sources, materials, and processes. Earn up to 7 LU/HSW. Save 20% when you purchase the 4-part series

AIA Seattle’s 2022 Climate Summit: Practicing Equity and Advocacy in Rapid Decarbonization
Examine how to remove barriers in expediting decarbonization while supporting equitable, resilient, and healthy communities. Earn up to 7.5 LU/HSW. Save over 20% when you purchase the 4-part series

Additional learning opportunities are also listed our Calendar.

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival connects designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - 2024 Call for Proposals launched April 3 and are due May 29! Read more