Allied Members are not Architects, but are professionals in related fields, who collaborate with and support Architects in the creation of the built environment.

The AIA recognizes that continuing education in architecture is crucial to advancing and improving the profession.  Architects need continuing education to maintain competency, to prepare for the future, to fulfill the continuing education requirements for AIA membership, and frequently to renew state licensure.  You can go to the AIA California Desert Calendar for upcoming CES Programs.

For AIA members,  ADA seminars also provide health, safety & welfare (HSW) credits that count towards the 18.0 learning units required to maintain AIA membership in good standing. 12 of the 18 units required must be HSWs.

In Addition Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1010 into law on September 16, 2021. It requires California architects to complete five (5) hours of continuing education (CE) coursework regarding zero net carbon design (ZNCD) for all license renewals on or after January 1, 2023.