Fulfill your annual training requirements with our live webinars, OnDemand courses, online training and resources.
Virginia requires all architects practicing in the state to complete 16 hours of approved continuing education training every two-year reporting period. The reasons for this are obvious — architecture is a demanding profession, one that is strongly affected by changing laws as well as technological advances and consumer demand. Taking steps to ensure all practitioners are up-to-date on the latest developments is good for the discipline as a whole, and good for individuals who use this opportunity to improve their skills.
The biggest drawback to this training requirement is that it takes professionals away from their clients and projects and into the classroom. Fortunately, as technology has evolved, convenient alternatives are now available that allow busy architects to access world-class training programs without leaving the office.
The Future of Training Is Online
Lorman Education Services is a leading provider of online distance learning programs for architects and other professionals. In order to qualify for continuing education credit, a training program must meet standards set out by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We’ve worked hard to offer a wide range of opportunities for architects to earn Virginia AIA credits online through our webinars and OnDemand content.
Joining in a live webinar is easy — all you need is an internet-enabled computer or mobile device. Once online, you can interact with and ask questions of our expert faculty, while building connections with others in your field.
Can’t take time away for live training? No problem. We also have an extensive catalogue of self-study programs that can be downloaded or streamed at your convenience. Some courses of particular interest to architects in Virginia include:
- Construction Lien Law in Virginia
- Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation in Virginia
- Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations in Virginia
In addition to state-specific courses, many of our training programs are broader in scope, looking at important issues and trends in architecture from a national perspective. Whatever your area of focus, and wherever you are in your career, you’ll find something useful in our catalogue of Virginia AIA courses.Follow the links on this page to check out upcoming training programs and browse our archive.
Why Training Matters
Architects often think of their continuing education requirements as a burden that must be fulfilled every reporting period. At Lorman Education Services, however, we believe the right training offers a number of advantages to professionals at all levels. Our webinars and OnDemand content have been specially designed to give you skills that will help you:
- Manage risk more effectively for your clients
- Stay on top of changing laws and building codes
- Anticipate future trends and position yourself for continued success
- Win new business and bid smartly on lucrative contracts
- And more.
For the best value, be sure to purchase an annual All-Access Pass and get a full year’s worth of unlimited opportunities to earn Virginia AIA credits online through our training programs. Find out more by contacting our customer response team by phone or email today.