Brick University and Live Webinars

BIA provides online training tools and programs, including Live AIA presentations and On-Demand Courses through our new eLearning Center. Sign up to gain access to our exclusive certification program, webinars, AEC Daily Courses, and other educational resources for architects.

Certification Details

BIA also offers additional online training programs exclusive for members through our new eLearning Center. Designed to impart a high-level knowledge about brick products and the brick business, the Brick University curriculum is comprised of 15 in-depth technical and sales training examinations created and managed by BIA.

As this training program is a key offering of BIA membership, this curriculum is offered exclusively to BIA members. All of BIA’s online training courses are available to distributor, manufacturer and premium contributing associate members for free unlimited use.


Upon successful completion of the core 6 courses, participants earn BIA’s Certified Brick Specialist (CBS) designation. To maintain your certification, you must complete 2 additional courses each year of your choice. 
NOTE: In order for the additional courses to be counted towards your certification, you must click the green “recertify” button at the top right corner of your profile. If that button is not showing up, then it is not time to recertify. 


Certified Brick Specialists Can Use BIA's Presentations!

Anyone with a CBS can present BIA's engineer vetted presentations to architects as part of a "Lunch & Learn" using BIA's AIA education number. BIA will handle the administration to make sure participating architects receive their education credits from AIA.

The Curriculum

BIA Members Have Taken Over 2,500 Courses! 

These courses provide a good basic foundation of knowledge on brick and brick masonry. They focus primarily on residential construction with a secondary emphasis on non-residential applications. Emphasis is placed on technical information that will be useful to a brick sales professional in their day-to-day dealings with brick. The title and a brief description of each module offered is provided below.

The online training classes are designed to play as a video and all have voice over narration of the course material. When finished with the presentation, the user will be presented with a list of 10 questions. To successfully complete the course, the user must answer 8 of the 10 questions correctly.

   View The Courses Here


Key Benefit of Certified Brick Specialists

You achieve the status of “Certified Brick Specialist” which entitles you to the following:
  • Use of BIA’s AIA Number to give AIA Accredited Continuing Education Presentations
  • Use of BIA's Continuing Education Presentations created by BIA Engineers
  • BIA reports educational credits to AIA saving member companies time and administration