In Indiana and in other states, architects are licensed to protect communities and individuals. The average person does not train to spot possible issues with architectural design, even though such design can directly impact land use and the health and safety of individuals and communities.
When architectural work is finished incorrectly, it can lead to unsafe buildings, structural collapse, and serious injury or fatalities. Licensing ensures only qualified and properly trained architects design buildings.
For the architect, training can also offer addition advantages, such as:
- Making the professional more competitive
- Offering understanding in additional areas
- Allowing an architect to stay up-to-date about developments in the field
- Providing an opportunity for an architect to network with or learn from others in their field
- Allowing an architect to learn more with the goal of offering more services to clients
There are many reasons to pursue continuing education. For many architects license renewal is a major motivator, and there are specific educational requirements for renewal. In Indiana, licensed architects must complete 24 hours of continuing education training every two years, with at least 16 hours covering HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare) topics.
You must complete your education by the 31st of December of every odd-numbered year, and you will be reminded of this due date by a renewal notice about two months before your licensed is set to expire. In addition, if you are a member of the AIA (the American Institute of Architects), you must complete 18 hours of continuing education (with 12 in HSW topics) every year.
Professional Training for the Architect
If you are looking for Indiana AIA courses for your state license renewal or AIA membership renewal, Lorman Education has a number of in-house, online, and live training options to help you earn continuing credit credits to meet state and AIA requirements. Our training goes beyond AIA training requirements and offers a breadth of knowledge that can help you brush up on fundamentals and expand your training, so you can serve your clients and your community while exceling in your field.
Lorman Education understands every individual has different training and educational needs and preferences, which is why we never take a cookie-cutter approach to our training materials. We offer live training where you can interact with professionals, as well as a wide range of onDemand training in a variety of forms (including downloadable classes, articles, executive reports, course recordings, and more). You can study in a way that works for you when you choose Lorman Education. We work with leaders in the field when developing our training materials, so you’re learning from some of the finest minds in the industry.
Whether you want to earn Indiana AIA credits online or explore a new area to expand your business and start competitive, browse the training materials at Lorman Education. Be sure to check out our All-Access Pass, which gives you a full year of access to all our training materials at one affordable price. It’s one of the best investments you can make for your success.