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Emerging Professionals/AXP/ARE

Architectural Experience Program (AXP), formerly the Intern Development Program (IDP)

The National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) is responsible for establishing, interpreting and enforcing the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), formerly the Intern Development Program (IDP) and architecture training requirements. The objective of AXP is to fill the gap between academic instruction and licensed practiced. The AXP training requirement establishes levels of training in important areas of architectural practice. The AIA web site offers a number of resource highlights and information to assist AIA Associate members and interns in their continuing education. For additional information about AXP training requirements and NCARB Council Record application procedures, visit the NCARB web site.


One of the primary requirements for becoming a licensed architect is passing the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). The exam covers six practice areas: practice management, project management, programming and analysis, project planning and design, project development and documentation, and construction evaluation, preparing you for professional practice in the U.S. AIA offers a variety of resources to assist you in passing the exam and getting that architect stamp you've been working for.

The AIA has partnered with BenchPrep to bring you a brand new ARE prep resource, ArchiPrep™ - check it out.


Are you a new graduate, a young architect, or someone looking for a new job in an architecture-related field? These videos provide advice on marketability and personal and professional branding that will help you find the right job.

Emerge by AIAU

Emerge by AIAU provides you with online video-based education courses, supplying knowledge that is not always available at firms. Gain experience on your time and your terms. Earn AXP credit hours on topics ranging from economics and ethics to sustainability. Emerge by AIAU is free for Assoc. AIA members. AIA members receive a discounted price of $25 and anyone else may purchase the videos for $40.

If you have any questions, would like to discuss AXP, or need help, please contact your local or state architect licensing advisor listed below.

MARYLAND AIA Architect Licensing Advisors:

MD State Licensing Advisor
Michael A. Daly, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, ASG® – Architectural Support Group, Inc.
7761 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794
[email protected] or [email protected]
V 440.339.6133

Baltimore Licensing Advisor:
Zevi Thomas Assoc. AIA, LEED AP+ND,CSI, CDT
Outreach and Education Manager
11 1/2 West Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
[email protected]
V 410.625.2585 x104
F 410.727.4620

Chesapeake Bay Licensing Advisor:
Jon M. Lipka, AIA
Becker Morgan Group, Inc.
Port Exchange Suite 300
312 West Main Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
[email protected]
V 410.546.9100
F 410.546.5824

Potomac Valley Licensing Advisor:
Michael A. Daly, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, ASG® – Architectural Support Group, Inc.
7761 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794
[email protected] or [email protected]
V 440.339.6133

Morgan State University Education Licensing Advisor:
Brian Anthony Grieb AIA, LEED BD+C
Assistant Professor
School of Architecture + Planning
Morgan State University
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251
[email protected]
V 443.885.3554

University of Maryland Education Licensing Advisor:
Brian P. Kelly, AIA
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
[email protected]
V 301.405.4592
F 301.314.9583