Need Continuing Education?

Wilsonart offers a number of Continuing Education Courses taught by our own experts to further your general and environmental knowledge.

We believe education is the key to sustainable growth at work and at home. Please contact your Specifications Sales Representative to schedule a course for your group or check out the free online courses linked below.  

Laminate Courses

What is Laminate

Addresses the history of laminates, how laminate is made, the varying types of laminate, as well as their characteristics and performance attributes. Discover how textures can customize design based on need. Test procedures and industry standards will be defined.

  • AIA Info: Course # 0LTTB4

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 103506-R1

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU

How Laminate is Made

Learn how High Pressure Decorative Laminate (HPDL) is made while touring Wilsonart's manufacturing plant in Temple, TX or Fletcher, NC. This 60-minute tour will teach participants the impact Lean Manufacturing principles have on process improvement, waste management, energy consumption, and employee health. The safety measures engineered into the processes that create a safe work environment will be reviewed.  Lastly, the integrated systems that create efficient operations contributing to the sustainable value of HPDL will be revealed.

  • AIA Info: Course # WAHPL2019 

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 104596  

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW

Understanding the effect of SURFACE COLOR & DESIGN on the user's physical, mental & social wellbeing

Surface color and design has an integral role in all interior spaces. Interior surfaces are the point of interaction between users and their environment, and play an important role in connecting the visual and physical worlds. This CEU provides information for professionals that will aid in the identification of significant requirements to consider during the selection process that can guide in implementing wise choices for all interior surfaces.

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  • AIA Info: Course # WASCD2017 (1.0 LU | HSW)

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 106036-R1 (0.1 HSW CEU value) 

Sustainable High Pressure Decorative Laminate

Provides an overview of the performance characteristics, fabrication techniques, and manufacturing processes of High Pressure Decorative Laminate (HPDL) which make it a sustainable decorative surfacing solution for commercial and residential applications.

  • AIA Info: Course # AEC434

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 103460-R1

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW

Appropriate Architectural Uses of TFL vs. HPL

This course defines TFL panel and HPL products and how they are made.  It explains the performance differences between TFL and HPL and the implications of those variations.  The course provides guidance on appropriate uses of each product.  Lastly, the course discusses the importance of the quality of match between HPL, TFL and edgebanding.

  • AIA Info: Course # WATFL2015

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 104663

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU

NEW Healthcare, the Built Environment, and the Surfaces that Surround Us

This CEU reviews the forces that are fundamentally changing the patient care strategy, summarizes how those changes are being reflected in the demands placed on the built environments, and reflects on how the surfaces specified to materialized the healthcare built environment can help or hinder the overall effort to deliver the care providers desire and patients deserve.

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  • AIA Course Number:  WA2018K Learning Units: 1.0 LU/HSW 

  • IDCEC Course Number:  107136 Learning Units: 0.1 (HSW)

NEW Appropriate Architectural Uses of Compact Laminate

Advanced manufacturing technology has birthed a new era of engineered surfaces. No longer your grandmother’s laminate, Compact Laminate —a high pressure solid composite laminate— breaks the mold with superior impact, fire-rated, chemical and stain resistant characteristics. In this course, we will explore innovative ways to utilize the enhanced performance capabilities of Compact Laminate in various architectural applications such as healthcare, food service, locker rooms and other public spaces.

AIA Course Number:  WASPC2018 Learning Units: 1.0 LU/HSW

IDCEC Course Number:  107294 Learning Units: 0.1 (HSW)

Solid Surface & Quartz Courses

What is Quartz - The Solution for Commercial & Residential Surfaces

Quartz surfacing is a man-made material, consisting of over 90% natural quartz crystal. In this course, you will discover the other components behind the beauty, durability and flexibility of this surfacing material. You will see the composition, production and quality assurance processes that go into making the material and the resultant attributes, capabilities, and the installation basics of quartz surfacing materials.

  • AIA Info: Course # WAQTZ2016

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 104076-R1

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW


Solid Surface: Seamless Form with Function

Provides an overview of the history of solid surface as a decorative material with a discussion on product characteristics and attributes, and a comparison of sustainability factors of three hard surface materials and their environmental impact.

  • AIA Info: Course # J472SS0616

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 103015-R1 

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW


Case Study Courses

NEW Designing with Surface Materials To Reinforce Key Trends Shaping Hospitality Interiors

This course will connect designers with the ways in which surface materials can help them respond to and reinforce hospitality trends through design, durability and availability. Explore trends impacting the hospitality industry, the performance attributes and applications of various surface materials, and how these materials can be used to improve design in high-trend hospitality spaces.

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  • AIA Info: Course # AR04018.2

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 106520

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW

NEW Understanding Wood - How Next-Generation Designers and Artists Can Impact the Global Forest Ecosystem

This course discusses one natural resource that is facing a significant threat from exploitation and development: the global forest ecosystem.

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  • AIA Info: Course # AR0520196

  • IDCEC Info: Course # CEU-108828

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW

NEW The Surfaces that Surround Us While We Heal

The mission of healthcare organizations is to provide patient care that is effective, medically relevant, and operationally efficient in a comfortable, convenient environment where the patient-provider relationship is at the center. Surfaces play a key role in creating a positive tone within healthcare built environments, but surface quality is dependent on proper material selection, durability of design, and proper material performance. Designers must understand how to specify surfaces in healthcare settings that address disinfection, durability and design challenges to achieve safety, efficiency, and patient comfort.

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  • AIA Info:  Course # AR102018-5

  • IDCEC Info:  Course # CEU-107611

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW


NEW The Healthcare Built Environment: A Canvas for Building Trust

The healthcare industry is undergoing a paradigm shift, from sick-care to health-care. This course reviews the forces that are fundamentally changing the patient care strategy, including a summary of how those changes are being reflected in the demands placed on the built environments where that care is being delivered. The course concludes with a reflection on how the surfaces specified in the healthcare built environment can help or hinder the overall organizational effort to deliver the care providers desire and patients deserve.

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  • AIA Info: Course # AEC1224 (1.0 LU/HSW Hour)

  • IDCEC class-code: CC-109212-1000 (0.1 CEU value)

Another valuable Continuing Education resource to increase your understanding of sustainability and indoor air quality issues specific to built environments is provided by GREENGUARD's parent company UL Environment.

*LEED Professionals must self-report all CE hours online through My Credentials.