Continuing education

Continuing education

Altro is a registered provider of four AIA/CES approved presentations. These CEU presentations are usually held as "lunch and learn" events and are hosted by your local Altro representative.  These presentations will help you achieve LU and HSW credits.  To maintain membership in the AIA, you are required to take 18 LU (learning unit) hours and 12 hours of HSW (health, safety and welfare units) per year.  Let Altro help you maintain your membership by attending our quick and informative presentations.

If you'd like to schedule an event for your office, please find the class below and submit an application

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Designing for Education

Altro is a registered provider of an AIA/CES approved presentation, Designing for Education - EDU967001

Designing for Education is an informative seminar that examines the unique challenges that must be addressed when designing interiors for the education sector.  The topics covered in this course apply to both K-12 as well as higher education.

Learning Objectives
  • How the use of color and design impacts learning
  • To recognize the epidemic of poor indoor air quality in schools, the impact this has on children, and how to reduce exposure levels
  • To understand the importance of life cycle costing and how appropriate product selection can save schools money
  • To understand the diverse needs of schools and the specific design considerations that each type of room requires

To schedule a presentation for your office; submit this application via email or fax

Designing for an Aging Population

Altro is a registered provider of an AIA/CES approved presentation, Designing for Aging Population.


An informative seminar examining the difficulties seniors face with everyday tasks and how designing interiors to meet those needs creates a safe and comfortable environment.

Learning Objectives
  • Facilities Guidelines Institute’s standards
  • Changes to earing, vision and mobility
  • The importance of color and contrast
  • Design considerations by area type


To schedule a presentation for your office; submit this application via email or fax

Preventing infection with floors and walls

Altro is a registered provider of an AIA/CES approved presentation, Preventing Infection Through the Selection of Hygienic Floors and Walls - ALTRO967001.  


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) states the amount of Learning Unit Hours (LU Hours) required is 18 LU Hours and 12 hours of Health, Safety, and Welfare. 

Altro contributes by offering a seminar entitled Preventing Infection Through the Selection of Hygienic Floors and Walls, an informative seminar examining dangers of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) and how they can be avoided by selecting the right types of floors and walls. Sections include:
  • Introduction
  • Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)
  • Statistics on HAIs
  • Costs of HAIs
  • The Biggest Threats – The Super Bugs
  • MRSA & VRE
  • ESBL, Pneumonia, Psuedomonas Aeruginosa
  • MRSA Stats
  • How does an infection occur?
  • Steps in Disease Transmission
  • Sources of Microbes in the Environment
  • Infection Control A Multi-Facet Approach
  • Bacteria and Microorganisms
  • Survival Duration of Bacteria on Surfaces
  • Bacteria Dying or Thriving
  • Selecting Hygienic Finishes
  • Material Requirements – Floors
  • Material Requirements – Walls
  • Heat-Welded Seams
  • Floor to Wall Transition

To schedule a presentation for your office; submit this application via email or fax

Safety by design

Altro is a registered provider of an AIA/CES approved presentation, Flooring Safety by Design.  


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) states the amount of Learning Unit Hours (LU Hours) required is 18 LU Hours and 12 hours of Health, Safety, and Welfare.  
  • Altro contributes by offering a seminar entitled Flooring Safety by Design an informative seminar examining dangers of slips and falls and the issues why the correct flooring must be chosen carefully. Sections include: Where and why slip-and-falls occur
  • Specifying slip resistant flooring
  • How to select a safe floor
  • Criteria for the selection of slip resistant surfacesThis seminar qualifies for 1 LU hour including Health, Safety, and Welfare. These seminars are given in local hotels, to state chapters or in an architect's office.


To schedule a presentation for your office; submit this application via email or fax