Classroom Training

Whether you are brand new to the software or a seasoned user of many years' experience, Chief Architect provides training courses that start you out on the right foot and then keep you learning. From the fundamentals to advanced techniques; from floor plans to framing to interiors; and from plan sets to artistic renderings, develop new skills that help you get the job done right.

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On-Demand Training

Some of our training classes are recorded and available online for on-demand viewing. Each of these classes are presented as a series that follows a similar outline to that used in our Classroom Training. On-demand training courses are available for one year, so you can watch or re-watch as needed.

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Free Webinars

In addition to our other training options, Chief Architect offers free webinars that are both informative and interactive. Whether you are new to Chief Architect or a long‑time user, our webinars are a great way to expand your knowledge.

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Personal Training

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Personal Training is a quick and cost effective solution for your design challenges. It is intended for users who are having difficulty understanding specific design processes or who have a particular plan they are in need of help with. Personal Training gives you the opportunity to work one-on-one with a Chief Architect, Inc. Certified Trainer. Use your Personal Training time to fine-tune your drawing skills with Chief Architect; all the while, learning tips and tricks the experts use.

How It Works: Schedule your training session, then using your web browser, you will work interactively to resolve your plan questions and fill your training needs. Communication is handled using VOIP (voice‑over‑internet‑protocol) or telephone. Personal Training via the internet permits you and your instructor to observe each other's screens and interact with each other in real time. You will walk together through the solutions that are specific to your design needs. Minimal setup is required. Personal training time can be purchased in 1‑hour, 5‑hour and 10‑hour packages. Try an hour, practice what you've learned and schedule more time later as you need.

For further details, or to set up an appointment, contact our Training Department at 208-292-3400 or e‑mail All training times are available on a first come, first served basis. Due to the popularity of this service, it is recommended that you schedule at least one week in advance to ensure availability.

Personal Trainer Price SSA Discount* SSA Price
1 Hour $125 $125
5 Hour package $625 10% $562.50
10 Hour package $1,250 20% $1,000
* SSA members receive discounts on packages. Learn more about SSA.

Setup Requirements:

  • A high speed Internet connection
  • A phone (with a headset) OR computer speakers with a mic (we send voice over the Internet in lieu of a phone)

Custom Training

Chief Architect, Inc. is able to provide customized training by a Chief Architect Certified Trainer, at your location of choice, as time and resources allow.

The agenda of custom training is meant to be flexible and will be designed around your specific needs. Send in a topics list, or list of questions and we will work together with you, exploring all alternatives, to create an outline that will be most beneficial in addressing your training needs.

For pricing information and schedule availability, please contact our Training Department at 208-292-3400 or e‑mail