The majority of Board registered Engineers, Architects, Geologists, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Home & Building Inspectors do not pre-approve a course or a course provider. They have put the responsibility on the license holder to decide if the course material improves and expands knowledge of the license holder in his/her field.
We are primarily an engineering continuing education course provider. We know that besides engineering most of our course material and coursework also qualifies as continuing education in other professions, as all of our courses not only improve and expand technical knowledge, but also are directly related to (HSW) Health, Safety and economic Welfare of the citizens.
We have had many requests from other professions such as Architects, Geologists, Contractors, Home & Building Inspectors and Landscape Architects to attend our seminars or take our courses.
Many Professional Boards leave the decision of choosing the course work to the professional him/herself to decide if the course material is related to his or her profession such as the Texas Board of Professional Architects. While Arkansas Board of professionals Architects only accept AIA courses.
We expect the professionals who are taking our courses to know their Professional Board requirements.
At the same time we offer a 100% full money back guarantee if your Board of registration does not accept our course fully or partially for any reason.
Over the past 3 years, we have had many registered Engineers, Geologists, Architects, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Home & Building Inspectors attending our live seminars or take our CD or online courses. All our courses have always been accepted. Please feel free to read the testimonial of some of the live seminar and course attendees in our site.
- Why you do not become an AIA (American Institutes of Architects) member?
Many Architects believe by simply presenting their AIA/CES transcript to the Licensing Board they have satisfied their requirements. However, after contacting some of the Boards the respond was the AIA members may attach the transcript as supporting documentation, but they still have to fill and list their courses and activities in their Log Sheet. So in order to avoid the confusion we have decided not to join the AIA and simply allow the Licensees to attach our certificate to their log sheet as supporting documentation when reporting their hours to the Board.
In Addition the AIA has added its own set of extra rules that has nothing to do with the State Board requirements
The majority of Architectural Boards do not pre-approve a course or a course provider. Furthermore, there is no direct reporting done between the Board of Architectural Examiners and any continuing education course provider.
- What is Health/Safety/Welfare?
Health/Safety/Welfare: Health may include aspects of design that have beneficial effects among users of buildings or sites and address health and environmental issues. Safety may include aspects of design intended to limit or prevent accidental injury or death among users of buildings or sites. Welfare may include aspects of design that engender positive emotional responses among or enable equal access by users of buildings or site.
- What is Barrier-free design?
Barrier-free design is the design of a building or a facility or the design of an alteration of a building or a facility, which complies with the Accessibility Standards, the American with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines, or similarly accepted standards for accessible design.
- What is Energy-Efficient Design?
Energy-Efficient Design is the design of a project and the specification of materials that minimize the consumption of energy in the use of the project. The term includes energy efficiency strategies by design as well as the incorporation of alternative energy systems.
- What is Sustainable Design?
Sustainable Design is an integrative approach to the process of design which seeks to avoid depletion of energy, water, and raw material resources; prevent environmental degradation caused by facility and infrastructure developments during their implementation and over their life cycle; and create environments that are livable and promote health, safety and well-being. Sustainability is the concept of meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
- What is Structured Course Study?
Structured course study refers to activity that is in a classroom or classroom equivalent setting. An online or monograph course may be considered classroom equivalent activity if the course contains an independently graded exam. Structured course study must include the study of relevant technical and professional subjects related to your profession and be pertinent to the health, safety and welfare of the public.
Self-directed study is equivalent to self-study. Reading from books or professional magazines may be used as self-directed study. Touring and visiting buildings, historic sites or landmarks that incorporate elements of your design profession fall under the category of self-directed study. Self-directed study must include the study of relevant technical and professional subjects that are related to your profession and be pertinent to the health, safety and welfare of the public.