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You're a Licensed Architect - What Now?

Welcome to the Profession

By becoming an architect and joining AIA, you've taken an important step to fulfilling part of our mission - to make the world a better place through the power of design. Let your local component know about your successes too, because licensure matters and we want to help celebrate your achievement.

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Continuing Education

In addition to being a part of your licensing and AIA membership requirements, Continuing Education is a great opportunity to further your knowledge in a particular interest area. To get started, verify your state licensing board's continuing education requirements, then search for AIA-approved Continuing Education opportunities in the Course Directory. After you complete Continuing Education courses, you can access your AIA Transcript by signing into MyCES at

Professional Responsibility

Architects are charged with protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public they serve. The AIA's Code of Ethics provides that members of the AIA are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and competence. View the AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (PDF). In addition, newly licensed architects can advise and coach emerging professionals, and help aspiring architects to reflect on personal strengths, abilities, and goals. Learn more at

Build Your Professional Network

One of the greates benefits of AIA membership is working through the Institute to achieve your career goals. Developing social skills in business settings is crucial to success in the architecture profession.

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