Educational opportunities

In cooperation with AIA/CES, the AIA Trust provides opportunities for AIA Members to earn learning units in the areas of firm management, risk management, and financial management based on the programs and educational resources that the AIA Trust offers.

Self-assessment tests

The AIA Trust offers numerous self-assessment tests based on AIA Trust resources including several white papers and guides. Self-assessment tests can be found on the resources page.


The AIA Trust offers live and on-demand webinar presentations about running a firm effectively—ranging from managing cyber threats or copyright issues to starting a firm to retirement planning. Most of the webinars offer continuing education credit. Webinars can be found on the resources page.

On demand webinars include

  • Blockchain 101
  • Changing Rules and Continuing Challenges of Employment Practices
  • Copy-Catting: Intellectual Property Principles & Rights
  • Creating and Maintaining a Professional Practice
  • Get Ahead of Cyber Risk
  • Managing Professional Exposures as a Small Project Practitioner
  • Negotiating Contracts: Understand Your Risks
  • Structuring Success: How to Start and Run Your Own Firm
  • Virtual Architectural Practice–An Alternate Reality
  • If You Build it They Will Sue

Upcoming webinars

AIA Trust video overview

Watch this video overview to find out more about AIA Trust risk management educational resources and exclusive member benefit programs—and ask your colleagues and members to join you!

AIA component seminars

Valuable information to help plan for retirement is available with a free, no sales pitch/no obligation webinar for your members—and they can earn CE credits. Learn more