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Continuing Education with the APRA Institute

All Professional Reserve Analyst (PRA) members are required to complete 8 credits of continuing education (CE) per year by attending education events provided by APRA or equivalent education approved by APRA. 

Attending the annual Symposium fulfills the 8 CE credits for the year. If you do not attend the Symposium, you may earn CE credits for courses described below.

APRA Pre‐Approved Courses

APRA has pre‐approved a list of Continuing Education (CE) offerings provided free of charge by www.AECDaily.com. Each pre‐approved course is worth between 1-1.5 credits toward fulfilling 8 CE credits. You must provide a certificate of completion for each course to receive credit.

Requesting Pre‐Approval for Other Courses

You may submit a request for CE credits for other courses as long as the course:

  • Is related to the reserve study process
  • Focuses on typical component installation, maintenance, repair or inspection
  • Focuses on something that would be part of a reserve study

No CE credits will be given for teaching a course; CE credits are only given for attending a course. Please submit your request for Other Course CE credit pre‐approval to APRA Headquarters and include the following information:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Title of course
  • Number of credits requested (1 class hour = 1 CE credit)
  • Description of course

CE Approval Forms

Administrative Fee

To submit either Pre‐Approved or Other Course CE credits, a $199 administrative fee must be remitted.
Please make the check payable to:
W175N11117 Stonewood Drive, Suite 104
Germantown, WI 53022
If you'd prefer to pay by credit card, please use the online form or contact APRA Headquarters.

2020 Pre-Approved Courses

Worth 1-1.5 credit(s) each


Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Energy Efficient Buildings (1 hour)

Healthy Indoor Air Quality by Design (1 hour)

An Overview of Pest Bird Deterrent Systems (1 hour)

Insulated Metal Panel Roof Systems (1 hour)

Moisture Management in Walls (1 hour)                                                      

Noise Control Solutions: Resilient Sound Isolation Clips (1.25 hours)

Noise Control Solutions for Multi-Family Residential Applications (1 hour)

When Sound Control Matters: Floor Underlayment Solutions (1 hour)

Noise Control Products for Industrial & Architectural Applications (1 hour)

New Code Requirements For Fire Rated Doors and Hardware (1 hour)

Bicycle Parking and Storage Inside and Out (1 hour)

Effective Waterproofing (1 hour)

Sustainable Waterproofing Solutions (1 hour)


Multi-Layer Decking: Using Cellular PVC Technology to Replicate Exotic Hardwood (1 hour)

Improving Outdoor Living Environments with Bamboo Fiber Composites (1 hour)


Architectural & Security, Gate & Fencing Systems (1 hour)

Exterior Perimeter Steel Pedestrian Security Gates (1 hour)

Coatings for Steel Railing & Fence Systems (1 hour)

Vinyl & Aluminum Railing Systems (1 hour)

Coating of Aluminum Extrusions (1 hour)

Polyethylene Privacy Fencing: Beauty & Durability (1 hour)

Designing and Specifying Steel Mesh Fence Systems (1 hour)


Vinyl Flooring Uncovered (1 hour)

High Performance Floor Coatings (1 hour)

Flooring: The Next Generation – Ultracompact Surfacing (1 hour)

Natural Cork Flooring (1 hour)

Entrance Flooring Systems: Design with the Elements in Mind (1 hour)

Landscaping & Trees

Promoting Tree Health in Urban Environments (1 hour)

Synthetic (Artificial) Grass Specifically Designed for Dogs (1 hour)

Innovations in Segmental Retaining Walls (1 hour)

The Benefits of Synthetic (Artificial) Grass for Playgrounds (1.25 hours)

Commercial Planters: Selection Considerations & Material Options (1.25 hours)

Artificial Turf for Residential and Commercial Landscapes (1 hour)

Sustainable Water and Stormwater Management (2.0 hours)

Masonry & Concrete

Permeable Walkways with Decomposed Granite and Natural Aggregate Pathway Materials (1.5 hours)

Continuous Insulation: Comparing Energy Efficiency and Performance (1 hour)

Engineered Segmental Retaining Walls (1 hour)

How to Treat Concrete (1 hour)

Architectural Paving Surface Technologies and Finish Advancements (1 hour)

Outdoor Amenity Space Surfacing Materials and Systems (1.25 hours)

Protective Treatments for Masonry and Concrete (1 hour)

Moisture Protection for Concrete and Masonry (1 hour)

An Overview of Masonry Mortars (1 hour)

Using Water Repellents to Prevent Water Intrusion into Above-Grade Masonry (1 hour)

Under-Slab Vapor Retarders/Barriers: Restricting Moisture Infiltration (1 hour)

Exterior Perimeter Steel Pedestrian Security Gates (1 hour)

Pre-Engineered Steel Stair Systems (1 hour)

Designing and Specifying Steel Mesh Fence Systems (1 hour)

Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology (1 hour)

Proper Use of Masonry Joint Reinforcement and Accessories (1 hour)

Using Water Repellents to Prevent Water Intrusion into Above-Grade Masonry (1 hour)

Architectural Paving Surface Technologies and Finish Advancements (1 hour)

Increasing Concrete Durability and Sustainability with Crystalline Waterproofing (1 hour)

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement for Stormwater Management (1.5 hours)

How to Specify Colored Concrete (1 hour)

Engineered Segmental Retaining Walls (1 hour)

Elevated Outdoor Flooring System for Stone and Tile (1 hour)

Waterproofing Design and Application Procedures (1.25 hours)

How to Treat Concrete (1 hour)

Walkable Pedestrian Thermoplastic Roof & Balcony Membrane Systems (1 hour)

Moisture Protection for Concrete and Masonry (1 hour)

Painting & Coatings

The Fresh Approach to Choosing Exterior Colors (1 hour)

How Surface Color and Design Affects Our Physical, Mental, and Social Well-Being (1 hour)  

Use of Coatings to Prevent Mold and Mildew Damage (1.5 hours)

An Introduction to Priming (1 hour)

Three Centuries of Color (1.5 hours)

Paint 201: Practical Solutions and Problem-Solving Techniques (1 hour)

LEED v4: Paint and Coatings (1.5 hours)

Understanding Paint Color Formulation: Why Pigments Matter (1 hour)

Paint Technology: Chemistry and Performance (1 hour)

How To Specify Paint (1 hour)

Rust Prevention 101 (1 hour)

Understanding Prepainted Metal (1 hour)

Coatings for Steel Railing & Fence Systems (1 hour)


Redefining Rooftops: Understanding Rooftop Deck Systems (1 hour)

Walkable PVC Roof Deck Membranes (1 hour)

Metal Roof Systems: Design & Installation Considerations (1 hour)

Designing with Insulated Metal Roof Panels (1 hour)

Standing Seam Metal Roofing (1.25 hours)

Cellular PVC R&R Prefinished Shingles: Milling Makes the Difference (1 hour)

The Design Advantages of Synthetic Roofing Solutions (1 hour)

Separating Cool Roofing Facts From Myths (1 hour)

Green Roof Design Considerations (1 hour)

Understanding Single-Ply Roofing Systems (1 hour)

Tapered Roof Insulation Systems (1 hour)

Black vs. White Membranes: What Is the Sustainable Energy Efficient Choice? (1 hour)

SBS Modified Asphalt Roofing and Underlayment Systems (1 hour)

Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Systems: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly (1 hour)

Advantages of Cold Applied Roofing Systems (1 hour)

Asphalt Roofing Systems (1 hour)

Metal Roofing Systems: Details Matter (1 hour)

Sustainability from the Top: Blue, White, & Green Roof Benefits (1 hour)

Roofing Systems: View from the Top (1 hour)

Roofing Solutions for Alpine Regions (1 hour)

Metal Roof Design: Top 10 Problems and How to Solve Them (1.25 hours)

Slate Roofs in America: An Enduring Architectural Statement (1 hour)

EPDM Roofing Systems (1 hour)

The Design Advantages of Synthetic Roofing Solutions (1 hour)

Low Slope Roofing: Why Choose Thermoplastic Single-Ply Roofing Systems? (1 hour)


Wood-Plastic Composite Cladding for Sustainable Rainscreen Wall Systems (1 hour)

Phenolic Panels for Durable Wall Coverings and Cladding (1 hour)

Engineered Wood Siding: Benefits for Sustainable Design (1 hour)

Next Generation Solid Surface (1 hour)

Cement Board and Exterior Finishing Systems (1 hour)

Wood Uses

Specifying and Using Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood (1 hour)

Designing Sustainably with Redwood Timbers (1 hour)

Designing with Bamboo for Superior Environmental & Human Health Impacts (1.5 hours)

Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding (1 hour)

Preservative-Treated Wood: Specification and Use (1 hour)

Redwood Lumber: Attributes, Applications, & Environmental Benefits (1 hour)


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