Continuing education requirements approved for International Associate AIA members

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September AIA Board meeting yields another International Region-related development  

The AIA Board of Directors approved the implementation of continuing education requirements for International Associate AIA members.  This requirement was initiated in 2016 by AIA Director-at-Large/AIA IR Vice President Thierry Paret, FAIA due to the substantial benefits he and his IR Board colleagues thought it would bring to this category of membership and to the profession.  

Furthermore, this development adds substance to the belief that International Associate AIA members, as architects licensed in jurisdictions outside the United States, should be held to the same standards for professional development and learning as US licensed architects.

This initiative gained the support of the AIA's Continuing Education Committee, resulting in a request for an amendment to the AIA Rules of the Board.

Further details shall be forthcoming from AIA National with respect to the phased implementation of the new requirements for our valued International Associate AIA Members.