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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.


On June 30, 2018 the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) 4.0 is ending. After that date, you will only be able to take ARE 5.0. Check out NCARB’s ARE transition calculator and update your NCARB record before it’s too late!

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.

AIA ARE Prep Powered by Black Spectacles has you covered with ARE 4.0 video tutorials and brand-new ARE 5.0 video exam prep curriculum, including built-in exam practice questions and interviews with architects. AIA Associate members receive an exclusive 15% discount, and a monthly, 6-month or annual subscription. Start Studying Today!


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.


Developed by AIA and NCARB, The Emerging Professionals Companion (EPC) is an online resource for emerging professionals that supports the intern in the IDP process, particularly in gaining credit. It is now available as an interactive PDF. The EPC can also be used by educators, ARE® candidates, young architects, firms, and AIA components to enhance or create new learning opportunities.

The EPC is updated for current practice models and expanded to include the varied paths that an intern or licensed architect may consider during his or her career in architecture. Designed to increase support, involvement, and mentoring of firms, supervisors and mentors, all members of the profession can participate in learning opportunities provided by the EPC. The EPC is free to NCARB record holders. Sign up and learn more!

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

AIA MARYLAND STATE Architect Licensing Advisors:

MD State Licensing Advisor
Michael A. Daly, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C
18221 Mehrens Terrace
Olney, MD 20832
V 440-339-6133

Baltimore Coordinators:
Kathleen L. Lane, Assoc. AIA
Executive Director
11 1/2 West Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
V 410.625.2585
F 410.727.4620

Sharon Day, AIA
GWWO, Inc./Architects
800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21211
V 410.332.1009
F 410.332.0038

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

Potomac Valley Coordinator:
Michael Daly, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, ASG® – Architectural Support Group, Inc.
7761 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794
V  440.339.6133

Morgan State University Education Coordinator:
Sanjit Roy, Assistant Professor
School of Architecture + Planning
Morgan State University
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251
V 443.885.4222

University of Maryland Education Coordinator:
Garth Rockcastle, FAIA
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
V 301.405.5755
F 301.314.9583

Associate Director AIA Mid-Atlantic:
Betsy Nolen, Assoc. AIA
2017-2018 NAC Regional Associate Director

AIA/MD Liaison:
Brian Blazejak, AIA
Ayers Saint Gross
1040 Hull Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21230
V 410.347.8500