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Frequently Asked Questions

Hanley Wood University is where thousands of architects, builders, contractors, remodelers and other construction professionals go to fulfill their continuing education and professional training requirements. Thanks to the ongoing support of our sponsors, Hanley Wood University is constantly developing new courses that focus on emerging trends, advanced techniques, and the latest and greatest building products.


HANLEY WOOD UNIVERSITY

No, HWU is a continuing education and professional training provider for the construction industry. While HWU does not offer degrees, we do send course completion information to association partners, awarding the CEUs predetermined for each course.

Membership, courses, and exams are 100% free. We will never bill you for using our services.


ACCOUNT CREATION & MANAGEMENT

Click here to complete the registration form to gain access to all courses.

Check "Remember me" while logging in to your account.

Registration is necessary to take a course and to ensure proper reporting of credits to the AIA once you complete a course.

Once you've logged in, click the profile link (small gear icon) by your name in the upper right hand corner.)

Anyone can take a Hanley Wood University course. Non-AIA members can print a certificate of completion for their records, to verify credits earned.

Only course sponsors will have access to membership information for those members who have started and completed their course(s).

Once you've logged in, click the profile link (small gear icon) by your name in the upper right hand corner.

Once you've logged in, click the profile link (small gear icon) by your name in the upper right hand corner.


FIND AND TAKE A COURSE

The black navigation bar across the top of the screen allows you to browse our courses in several ways.

  1. My Courses - you can see any courses that you have previously enrolled - when you started, when you completed and a link to download your certificate.
  2. All Courses - browse all our education and training courses. Once on this screen, you can further segment by Credits, Topic, or Course Sponsor.
  3. Featured Courses - browse our "newest" or "hottest" trending courses. Once on this screen, you can further segment by Credits, Topic, or Course Sponsor.

You can search for courses on Hanley Wood University by using keywords or phrases in the "Search" box found on the upper-right corner of all pages (under the Sign In/Sign Out button). You will receive a list of all courses that include your keywords in either their title or description.

  1. If you are not already registered, click the "enroll" course button in the course description.
  2. Go to My Course page, find the course.
  3. Click the "launch" button

An official statement from the AIA: Recognizing that sustainable design practices have become a mainstream design intention in the architectural community, the AIA Board of Directors voted to allow the sustainable design education requirement to sunset at the end of calendar year 2012. AIA members will no longer need to complete the sustainable design requirement to fulfill their AIA continuing education. For 2013 and beyond, AIA members are required to satisfy a minimum of 18 LUs per year. Of this total, 12 must meet the Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) criteria

Most of the courses found on Hanley Wood University have audio, but not all do. The audio will automatically begin when the course is launched. Be sure your speakers are on and the volume is turned up. If you still cannot hear the audio, be sure that you computer's audio settings are not set to MUTE. As a last resort, you can always close and re-start the course.

Course exams begin automatically after the course has been completed.

Some courses are offered in print and are found in Architect magazine or on its web site. After reading the print course or online PDF, members can come to Hanley Wood University to complete the quiz.

If you fail the quiz, you can retake it as many times as is necessary for you to pass it.

In order to retake a quiz, you must close the course and re-launch it. If asked to resume where you left off, select "No" and then navigate directly to the quiz at the end of the course contents on the left.

If a course qualifies for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credit it will include "Credits: 1 LU HSW" in the course listing.


REPORTING TO ACCREDITING ASSOCIATIONS

Continuing Education Credits are reported to AIA and IDCEC. To ensure your completed course credits are reported to AIA and/or IDCEC, you must provide Hanley Wood with your AIA and/or IDCEC member number. You can verify/update this information under your Profile settings in Hanley Wood University. If you are missing a credit, please contact Hanley Wood University at HWUniversity@hanleywood.com. For all other accrediting agencies (i.e. USGBC/GBCI, ASLA, NARI, NAHB, etc.) please download and save your Certificates of Completion for self-reporting.

Hanley Wood University does not submit courses to specific state licensing boards for approval, however, many state boards and professional memberships will accept continuing education hours that members self-report from Hanley Wood University if they meet specific criteria. It is the learner’s responsibility to verify with their own state boards and memberships as to whether or not a specific Hanley Wood University course will qualify for continuing education credit.

All learners can print a certificate of completion once they have successfully completed each module. This certificate of completion will be available to you any time via Hanley Wood University under My Courses.

Hanley Wood University courses are certified with AIA. If a course is approved for additional CEU through other professional memberships, they will be clearly identified in the Course Description section of the course library. Learners are responsible for verifying acceptance of CEUs from Hanley Wood University with their specific state and local professional organizations.

AIA:
All courses offered via Hanley Wood University are approved for AIA Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Credits earned upon completion of a course are reported by Hanley Wood University to AIA for all AIA members.

IDCEC:
In addition to AIA approved content, any of our courses that offer IDCEC credit are reported by Hanley Wood University to IDCEC for all IDCEC members within 7 days after completion

Additional Continuing Education Partnerships:
Hanley Wood University is proud to be an approved educational provider for AIA, ASLA, ASPE, GBCI, ICC, IDCEC, NAHB, NARI, NKBA, among others. We are always expanding our services, so check our catalog frequently to see additional credits that have been added to our Course Library.

Many of our courses are accepted by state and local professional memberships, so be sure to print your certificate of completion and self-report to your local and state boards for their consideration.

Hanley Wood University is an approved education provider with USGBC, and offers several courses that qualify for LEED/GBCI CE hours.

To determine how many CE hours you need for your LEED credentials, review the CMP guidelines here.

Learners must self-report course completions through USGBC website under your membership profile.

To locate courses that offer credit in specific LEED specialty categories, sort using the CREDITS category in our course library to quickly locate courses within that specialty designation.

For more information, visit:http://www.usgbc.org/help/how-do-i-maintain-multiple-leed-credentials.

Hanley Wood University does not submit courses to specific state licensing boards for approval, however, many state boards and professional memberships will accept continuing education hours that members self-report from Hanley Wood University if they meet specific criteria.

You can search Hanley Wood University for courses that have a primary focus on ADA using 'ADA' as your key search term.

It is the learner’s responsibility to verify with their own state boards and memberships as to whether or not a specific Hanley Wood University course will qualify for continuing education credit.

An exam score of 80% or higher is considered a passing grade. If you do not score an 80%, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to pass.

Once you've registered for a course, it will appear within the My Course dashboard.

Once you've completed a course and passed its exam (with a score of 80% of higher), it will appear within the My Courses dashboard. Under 'Certificates' click the Download link to view and print a certificate for the course. Also, if you are registered for more than one course you may now download a complete transcript of all of your courses by clicking the link “Download PDF Transcript” in the top right of the My Courses page.


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BROWSER AND TECHNICAL ISSUES

Hanley Wood University will run best if your set-up meets the following minimum requirements.

  1. Macromedia Flash Player 10 or later, and one of the following browsers:
    1. Windows: Internet Explorer 10+, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later
    2. Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome
    3. Linux: Firefox 1.x and later

  2. HTML5:
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    2. Safari 5.1 or later on Mac
    3. Mobile Safari in Apple iOS 5.0 or later on iPad/iPhone

  3. Apple iOS: Articulate Mobile Player in Apple iOS 5.0 or later on iPad
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If you don't have a Flash player installed or you have uninstalled the Flash player, download and install the latest Adobe Flash Player, which is available at the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.

The best way to open and play the courses is by using Google Chrome, and a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher.


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