October 28, 2009
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Four leading interior design associations now recognize CEU (Continuing Education Units) credits being offered by the Marble Institute of America (MIA). For several years, the MIA has been an AIA provider of CEUs for members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 2004, MIA introduced the concept of MIA members (through a ‘train the trainer’ program), providing training to architects using MIA’s PowerPoints and the MIA’s AIA CEU provider status. The new expanded MIA CEU program offers multiple presentations to four different interior design association members:

• American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

• Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)

• Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)

• International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

“Currently, there are approximately two dozen MIA members enrolled in the CEU program, and collectively, they have conducted over 100 lunch-n-learn programs,” stated Jim Hieb, MIA vice president. “For a modest enrollment price, qualifying MIA members can become known in their marketplace as the source for CEU credits. Once enrolled, members will receive several power point presentations, program training tips and ongoing support.

“The design community will be impressed that MIA members have the ability to present a program offering them CEUs that have been developed by the leading natural stone association,” stated MIA Education Committee Chair Rafael Bernal of Great Lakes Granite & Marble. “The MIA CEU program has been an important part of our architect outreach and I’m pleased we can expand that to designers too.”

Two orientations were conducted at StonExpo in October. As additional orientations become available, they will be announced on the MIA Web site.

Recognizing that not all MIA members have the staff resources or time to prepare and/or present CEU programs, the MIA has made arrangements with a handful of industry veterans to assist members needing presentation assistance.

Members are encouraged to learn more about the program online at:

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Stone World 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World July 2014 cover

July 2014

Check out the latest issue of Stone World, which includes a review of the 2014 Coverings conference.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Summer 2014 cover

2014 Summer

Check out articles about the Windy Creek Casino renovation,the El Alear Condominium complex in San Pedro Garza Garcia, and a Coverings product review.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Are you aware of the new stone standard – ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainability Assessment for Natural Dimension Stone?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

More Products

Stone Guide

2014 Stone World Stone Guide

The directory for Stone, Equipment and Supplies - the single information resource readers turn to.

Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.


facebook logo Twitter  YouTubeGoogle+