AIA / GBCI Education

The online courses below are free of charge and offer AIA and/or GBCI continuing education hours.

NEW COURSE! K-12 Steel Doors: A Primer on Applications, Constructions & Finishes

1 AIA HSW CE Hour and/or 1 GBCI CE Hour

This course covers the benefits and attributes of specialty steel doors as they related to K-12 architects and specifiers. Discover why steel doors and frames are a superior choice for school buildings as well as details on selecting the right steel door for educational spaces.

Sustainability & Steel: Benefits & Certifications for Building with Recycled Materials

1 AIA HSW CE Hour and/or 1 GBCI CE Hour

Learn about steel production, recylability, and the sustainable advantages of building with steel. Discover how specifying steel can contribute to LEED credits as well as compliance with International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and WELL certification program.  (Updated April 2023)

Fire Rated Door Assemblies: Compliant Designs


This course focuses on compliant designs for fire door assemblies, frames, and hardware. Learn basic fire door assembly requirements for a variety of enclosures and how those standards must be met. In addition, ensure your fire rated openings are compliant by learning about the applicable codes, requirements, and design considerations.

Steel Doors & Frames 101


Learn everything you need to know about steel doors and frames because every building has them. See how fire ratings work and the different performance capabilities of various steel doors. Learn about the different types of frames as well as frame nomenclature. You will also learn about the most common door upgrades that will improve your building. (Updated January 2022)

Specifying Specialty Steel Doors: A Primer on Acoustic, Tornado, Stainless Steel & More


Architects use specialty steel doors to improve safety, reduce noise or for a striking appearance. Learn about the most popular specialty doors today, including blast & bullet resistant, acoustic, forced entry, tornado resistant and more. In addition, you will learn the requirements for STC ratings, BR levels and testing procedures.  (Updated January 2022)