Since the COVID-19 outbreak, online learning has become more centric in people's lives. In no case is this more evident than the rise of continuing education courses flooding our inboxes the last few months, offering architects and designers a host of opportunities to gain new skills. 

In fact, we’ve seen a surge of activity on our CE Center in the past few months at BNP media, which in April saw an average 66% increase in visits, pageviews, and tests taken as compared to April 2019. We even hit a record with number of new registered users—almost 2,500 new users in the month of April alone.

If you haven’t checked it out, grab a coffee and take a peek. Some recent flooring topics include Acoustics, Flooring and the Built Environment, The 21st Century Classroom: Flooring for Learning, and The Quiet Multifamily Home. 

I anticipate that the post-pandemic world will continue this drumbeat of online learning, particularly with so many of our industry shows and educational opportunities cancelled or postponed this year. We are pleased to offer the CE Center as the top resource for free AIA continuing education, offering a large library of free courses for architects and designers. Have an idea for flooring CEU? Reach out to us at