Structured Learning

Definition
Structured learning activities are defined as organized educational sessions which teach the fundamental knowledge and skills related to the professional practices of Architecture and Interior Design. All Structured learning activities require evidence of participation. Acceptable forms of proof include a completion certificate, a diploma, a confirmation letter from the provider, etc.

Structured learning activities should address one of the following Structured Learning Topic Areas:
  1. Legal Issues and Legislation
  2. Safety, Health, Accessibility, Fire Protection and Energy Conservation 
  3. Planning, Design and Technology
  4. Practice, Project and Business Management
  5. Energy and the Environment

Council will review these categories every two years, and may change them to address particular needs or current professional trends. In addition, certain courses may be designated as mandatory for all Registered Architects, Restricted Practitioners and Licensed Interior Designers. For a detailed list of Structured learning topic areas, please click here.

Structured learning activities should be a minimum of one hour in length and can include both in-person learning and distance learning provided the activities can be supported by evidence of participation. One hour of educational activity is equivalent to 1.0 learning hour. 

Examples of in-person learning include conference sessions, college or university courses, lectures, seminars and workshops. Examples of distance learning include on-line courses and webinars. Structured learning activities can also include those activities provided by the AAA, RAIC, other provincial associations, IDCEC and the AIA.

Members acting as a mentor to one or more intern architects or intern interior designers as part of the AAA Intern Program, can apply to receive up to 4.0 Structured learning hours per reporting period. That is, four hours of time spent mentoring one or more interns can be reported as 4.0 Structured learning hours. This should be reported to the AAA by way of a Structured Reporting Form.

Members who participate as volunteers with the AAA Council, an AAA Committee or an AAA Task Force can request up to 4.0 Structured LHs per reporting period for time spent volunteering with the AAA.


Requirements
For the 2016 - 2018 reporting period, a minimum of 35 Structured learning hours is required. All learning activities must be taken and reported between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018 and be accompanied by an accepted form of proof of participation. 


Reporting Structured Learning Activities
Members can report their Structured Learning Activities through the online transcript.  Note that the accompanying proof of participation must be uploaded as part of the online reporting process.