RedVector RV-4669

Ethics for Professional Architects Part I

Ethics for Professional Architects Part I

2 hrs. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-4669

SME: Edward Shanahan

Unethical conduct by prominent individuals in various professions from government to business, from teaching to architecture, is constantly being reported in the news. In a time when our moral foundations are continually being questioned, what tools do architects have to deal with ethical dilemmas?

In this 2-hour interactive online course, standards of ethical conduct are examined in a variety of situations amply illustrated with case studies. The architect will focus on ethical issues in contemporary professional practice by looking at a sampling of “real” ethical issues that other professionals sometimes face. Using the AIA Code of Ethics as a guide and applying the ethical decision making model, the architect will examine some of the everyday complex issues of professional practice, such as conflicts of interest, whistle-blowing, safety, confidentiality and gifts.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz to test your understanding of the material.


Vector Solutions has a long history of providing industry-specific content for its customers. While this course and its content remain accurate and functional within our systems, the look and feel may not match our more modern offerings.
Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contents of the American Institute of Architects Code of Ethics.

  • Use the AIA Code of Ethics as a guide for analyzing ethical issues.

  • Demonstrate understanding of professional conduct and ethics by examining specific cases/problems.

  • Analyze "real world" case studies in terms of personal morals and values.

  • Apply the ethical decision making model to complex ethical issues of professional practice, such as conflicts of interest, whistle-blowing and gifts.

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Edward Shanahan
Edward Shanahan Photo
Mr. Shanahan earned his Masters in Geography at Pennsylvania State University, and his B.A. in Political Science at Eastern Kentucky University.

He has over 29 years of experience as a trainer, teacher and course developer with extensive post-secondary, adult and adult continuing education. His background includes leader and professional development, planning and policy development, interpreting and implementing regulations, budget and resource management, and staffing and team building.

State Licenses
AK - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
AL - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
AR - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
CO - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
CT - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
DC - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
DE - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
FL - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
FL - Interior Designer (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
GA - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
HI - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
IA - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
ID - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
IL - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
IN - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
KS - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
KY - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
LA - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MA - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MD - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MI - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MN - Architect (Ethics - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MO - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MS - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MT - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NC - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NE - Architect (Ethics, General, Health, Safety & Welfare)
Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.20 CEUs for this program
NH - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NJ - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NM - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NV - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NY - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
OH - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
OK - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
OR - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
PR - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
RI - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
SC - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
SD - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
TN - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
TX - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
TX - Interior Designer (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
UT - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
VA - Architect (General - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
VT - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
WA - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
WI - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
WV - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
WY - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Professional Organizations
American Institute of Architects - AIA - Architects (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Alberta Architect (General - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - British Columbia Architect (AIBC) (Core - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Manitoba Architect (General - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - New Brunswick Architect (General - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Northwest Territory Architect (General - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Ontario Architect (General - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Quebec Architect (General - AIA Reg RV164-2023)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315