Both the American Institute and the State of New York recognize continuing education in architecture is crucial to advancing and improving the profession.  Presently, 45 states across the country have mandatory continuing education in order to continue practicing as a registered and licensed architect.  As part of this commitment, AIA New York State and the local Chapters of the AIA provide a broad selection of programs.

Upcoming AIANYS Programs

Safety Assessment Program

March 31, 2019

New York, NY

A pre-requisite course to join the Department of State’s Code Enforcement Disaster Assistance Response (CEDAR) Program.

Click here to register.


Collaborative Leadership in Design & Construction

April 9, 2019: Syracuse, NY – Register Here

April 10, 2019: Rochester, NY – Register Here

Join the discussion with the panel of design and construction professionals as they explore ways to improve productivity through best practices in communication. You will learn how to revamp what you say and how you say it – both in writing and discussion on site and in your office – and the impact this can have on the project and even your clients. The panel will also discuss how emotional intelligence theory can break down barriers to a cooperative and collaborative relationship and what the industry can do together to remove those impediments.

The panel will run from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM and will be followed by a short reception from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.


Tri-State Conference: Breaking Ground

October 17-19, 2019

Albany, NY

AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania are proud to announce the 2019 Tri-State Conference: Breaking Ground. Following the success of the 2017 QUAD State Conference, the three states have come together once again to share ideas and technologies that are redefining our industry.

A Call for Proposals is now open until April 22.  Submit your session HERE.


Events Calendar

AIANYS Chapters and Members throughout the state offer events all year round. If you would like to submit an event contact Barry Westfall, Knowledge Development Specialist, at or (518) 449-3334 ext. 103.

Rules & Regulations

To renew your registration as an architect, New York State Education Law requires completion of 36 contact hours in each three year registration period.  The hours must be logged in approved subject hours and sponsored by an approved provider.

Scholarships & Awards

A list of various scholarships and awards offered by AIANYS and your local chapters.


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