To become a Registered Architect a professional undergraduate or graduate degree is not sufficient. Individuals must also complete Intern Development Program requirements and pass the Architect Registration Exam. The Chapter helps its members to meet these requirements in a variety of ways.
Visit the New York State Office of the Professions web site for information about the process and for forms. If you are seeking a license in another state visit the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards at www.ncarb.org for links to the appropriate organization.
Center ARE Related programs include are detailed on our Calendar and the ARE Prep page (use hyperlink or see tab above). The include:
- Orientation seminars - "Demystifying the A.R.E." and "Got License" which provide a framework for understanding the process.
- ARE BootCamp Review Classes on the weekend which offer tips and tricks for each division of the exam. We run 2 series each with eight four-hour sessions. The series run Jan to March and Sept. to Dec. Participants can take part in individual session or the full series.
- Summer Workshops: we host weekday evening sessions. In 2012 these will be facilitate study sessions led by licensed professionals and AIA Chapter members. Study Materials
- Dorf Day(s) screenings of the NALSA published guide to the graphic vignettes.
The New York Chapter has study materials available for Associate members to borrow while studying for the exam. Click here for the list and details.
ARE Study Library is possible thanks to Kaplan AEC and PPI. For those who wish to purchase their own materials the firm links above connect to shopping portals with discounted pricing (20% and 10% respectively) available to our members and patrons.
Start and Finish IDP
The Intern Development Program (IDP) is a required step in the road to licensure. For regular updates on important exam preparation, sign up for NCARB’s electronic newsletter “IDP News” here.
Interns should be aware that as of April 3, 2012 NCARB will implement the final phase of IDP 2.0. Become familiar with the IDP 2.0 changes and how it may affect your progress by referring to the 2.0 Rollover Calculator and other NCARB Resources.
The National AIA web site has extensive information and links for those who are working toward licensure.
Find a Mentor
The Mentor Match program at the AIA New York Chapter links young professionals with more experienced, licensed architects. If you are interested in being matched with a mentor, (or if you are a mentor who can volutneer) please email: email@example.com. Details about expectations and program plan will be sent to you.
After you are licensed...
You can apply for our ENYA Merit Award which recognizes the significant contributions of interns at an early stage of their career to the AIA New York Chapter. Awards are not based on financial need, as much as they are based on contributions the intern has made to their profession, their community and the AIA New York Chapter. For details visit the Merit Award page.
Also, don't forget to upgrade from Associate to Architect level membership.