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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

Events Calendar

AIANYS Chapters and Members throughout the state offer events all year round. If you would like to submit an event contact Mike Cocca, Director of Education and Marketing, at or (518) 449-3334.

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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