AIA courses for architects

AIA courses for architects

Schindler offers courses approved for credit from the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES).

AIA/CES-approved courses

Each seminar provides the opportunity for architects, designers and builders to learn about the latest developments in escalator and other general vertical transportation technology and earn Learning Units (LUs).

  • "Escalators for Public Transportation" (ESC001) instructs AIA members on how to choose the right escalator for their public transit requirements. 1.5 hours and 1.5 Learning Units (LUs).
  • "Vertical Transportation - Escalators" (ESC002) focuses on escalator architectural features, mechanical components of escalators and escalator design drawing review. 1.5 hours and 1.5 Learning Units (LUs).
  • "General Vertical Transportation" (VTB001) provides members with information about industry product offerings and applications. 1.5 hours and 1.5 Learning Units (LUs).
  • "Sustainable Design" (SDSEC1) includes information on how elevators and escalators contribute to LEED certification. 1 hour and 1 Learning Unit (LUs). This courses qualifies as HSW (Health, Safety, Wellness) and SD (Sustainable Design).
  • "Vertical Transportation - Machine Room Less Elevators" (VTMRL2) provides an overview of machine room-less elevators. 1.25 Learning Units (LUs). The course qualifies as HSW (Health, Safety, Wellness).

For more information, or to set up one of the above programs in your area, please contact us.

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Online courses

In addition to the "Lunch & Learn" programs, Schindler-sponsored online courses are available.

  • "Vertical Transportation: Machine Room-Less Elevators" is available on  Focusing on the history, newest technologies and green aspects of MRL elevators, this 1-credit course is backed by 15 different accrediting organizations, including AIA. For more information, please click the following link: AECDaily Vertical Transportation MRL Course.

  • "Cutting-Edge Elevator Technology: Elevating architecture with destination dispatch controls" is available online at  For more information, please visit:  Cutting-Edge Elevator Technology.


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