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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

  • 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 # WAHPL2015 

  • 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.

  • Available online. Click here to view.

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

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 106036 (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

  • 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


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

  • 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

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW


Preventive Biocidal Surfaces: Expanding the Scope of Interior Design

Provides an overview of various design approaches that mitigate the many health hazards associated with contaminated surfaces in health care environments, with a specific focus on preventative biocidal surfaces that utilize embedded technology that actively protects against microbial contamination.

  • AIA Info: Course # WA2016K

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 103759

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW

Case Study Courses

NEW Designing the Modern Grocery Store

This course shows trends in how grocery retailers bolster sales and clientele by creating a positive shopping experience with lively design and compelling in-store destinations.

  • Available online. Click here to view.

  • AIA Info: Course # AR082017-2

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 106520

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU


Manmade vs. Natural, The Truth About Fake Materials

This course reviews authenticity of materials and our perceptions of real and fake.  Authored and developed by materials historian Grace Jeffers.

  • Available online. Click here to view.

  • AIA Info: Course # WAManmade16

  • IDCEC Info: Course # 103225

  • Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW (AIA and AEC Daily)

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.