BICSI AIA Approval

Have You Heard the Great News?

We are pleased to announce that BICSI has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as an AIA Continuing Education System (CES) Approved provider. The following BICSI courses now qualify as approved continuing education options for AIA credential holders:


How Does this Benefit AIA Members?

Not only do the BICSI courses above qualify as general learning unit hours (LUs), they can also satisfy AIA credential holders' Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) learning unit hour requirements!

HSW in architecture is anything that relates to the structural integrity or soundness and health impacts of a building or building site. Courses must be intended to protect the general public. To qualify for HSW credit, 75 percent of a course's content and instructional time must be on acceptable HSW topics.

Hours Awarded
DD101: Foundations of Telecommunications Distribution Design

DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems

DC101: Introduction to Data Center Design

DC102: Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices

PM102: Applied Telecommunications Project Management

OSP101: Introduction to Outside Plant Design6
OSP102: Applied Outside Plant Design

BG101: Foundations of Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding

BG102: Best Practices for Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding21





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How Does This Benefit a BICSI RCDD?

AIA's recognition of the RCDD Program's relevance to the architectural community only increases your chances of securing project bids and enhances your career advancement opportunities.

In addition, AIA members will have a deeper understanding of why inclusion of an RCDD on-staff is critical in order to accurately assess a building owner’s telecommunications needs, and to design and implement a plan that allows for imminent growth, with minimal costs for later upgrades.