If a program is not offered by AIA South Carolina or another AIA/CES registered provider, AIA members have the option of self-reporting independent activities or research. The intent of this activity must be educational in nature and related to new knowledge in reference to their practice of architecture. The AIA national component offers an excellent Frequently Asked Questions section where members can learn more about Self-Reported Activities and other AIA/CES requirements.
AIA/CES no longer accepts self-report forms on paper, whether they are mailed or sent by fax. Only online self-report transmissions will qualify for AIA/CES credit.
Here are a few tips for self-reporting your continuing education credits, from the CES Survival Guide:
- Use the current self-report form. Outdated forms lack some significant information, and you will not get credit if you use them.
- Make sure the activity meets AIA/CES criteria. Whether the reported activity is self-designed or a structured program, it must be a planned activity that provides new knowledge that can be applied toward the practice of architecture.
- Calculate LU hours correctly. If a self-designed activity such as research would qualify for billable hours at your place of employment, it can be self-reported.
- Check with your state licensing board. Some states do not accept self-designed activities for MCE requirements.
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