The Spring Advocacy Conference has been approved for 5 LU/HSW credits by the AIA. Please note, that approval of any learning unit, especially HSW credits by the AIA does not guarantee approval of the credits by any state architectural board. Each attendee is responsible for determining whether the state in which they are licensed, will approve the course material contained in this conference, under their professional development program.
For those licensed in Washington State, please be advised, the Washington State Board of Architects does not pre-approve courses as satisfying the professional development requirements of WAC 308-12-260. The list of sample activities, contained in WAC 308-12-260 http://app.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=308-12-260 appears to include several categories under which the activities of this conference will fall.
The following is the course material information submitted to the AIA for approval of the course.
Course Directory: Legal
Delivery/Provider Type: All
Delivery/Provider Name: AIA Washington Council
Topic Area: Registration/Legislation
Course Title: 2018 Spring Advocacy Conference: 2018 Legislative Session Overview and Preparing for Next Session
Course Number: 2018-June13 2018
Course Description: In this session of the course you will be debriefed on the 2018 legislative session by the AIA Washington Council lobbyist (and possibly a legislator or two) and have the opportunity to participate in a discussion what occurred in the 2018 legislative session and what is to be expected in the 2019 legislative session that is of importance to the architectural profession in the State of Washington.
Key Words: Legislative issues, advocacy.
Learning Objective 1:
Each attendee will learn about the recent bill passed in the legislature affecting the operations of the State Building Code Council (SBCC), how the AIA Washington Council was instrumental in it passage, and why it is important for members to participate in meetings of the SBCC.
Learning Objective 2:
Each attendee will learn about other legislation that was introduced during the 2018 legislative session and how the bills that passed will affect, and how the bills that didn’t pass could have affected, the architectural profession.
Learning Objective 3:
Each attendee will have the opportunity to participate in a discussion about legislation expected to be introduced in the 2019 legislative session and the importance of such legislation to the architectural profession.
Learning Objective 4:
Each attendee will participate in creating a legislative advocacy campaign plan pertaining to an issue of importance to the architectural profession.