IIDA Headquarters, Chicago, IL
Ken Wilson, FIIDA, FAIA, Envision Design, Washington D.C.
The current compliance period for Professional and Associate Members is January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.
The current compliance period applies if you became either a *Professional or *Associate Member prior to January 1, 2016. This allows you a full two years to complete the 1.0 CEU requirement. If you became a Professional or Associate Member after January 1, 2016, your first compliance period will begin January 1, 2018.
*All Professional and Associate Members (active and inactive) including Educators, IIDA Fellows and Chapter Officers, must adhere to IIDA compliance requirements.
A CEU, a continuing education unit, is a measurement of contact hours and credit assigned to an approved course. CEUs are awarded based on full-hour increments only. Thus, contact hours are rounded to the lowest full-hour number. For example, if instruction time is 6 ½ hours, the course will receive 6 contact hours, or 0.6 CEU. One contact hour of learning activity equates to 0.1 CEU. Example: One contact hour equals 0.1 CEU, 10 hours equal 1.0 CEU.
No. IIDA’s compliance requirements are independent from individual state licensing continuing education requirements. Some, but not all, courses may qualify for both IIDA and your state continuing education requirements. Please check with your state board of licensing to verify continuing education policies and procedures.
If you have attended a course which was not IDCEC approved and wish to apply it towards your IIDA compliance, you may submit it for review using an NICA Submission form or NICA Conference Submission form. Information on how to complete these forms can be found on the NICA Instruction form.
The NICA forms are a unique member benefit that allows you to obtain CEU credit towards your IIDA compliance. Remember that a course approved through the NICA process may not qualify for state licensing requirements. Check with the local certification or licensing boards to ensure state or jurisdictional accreditation because there may be a separate submission process at the state level for course accreditation.
CEU courses are available in many venues and formats to enable Members to fulfill their continuing education requirements. Learning options include: