Monday, June 20, 2011

IDP Experience

How do you go about getting work for the Intern Development Program (IDP) credit if there are no jobs around? Who can I network with I have skills and experience and a BA Architecture degree. 

First, I suggest you fully review the October 2010 IDP Guidelines as posted on the NCARB website.  Assuming you have a NCARB Council Record which is necessary to document experience and have a IDP Mentor, you can gain experience (IDP credit) in some categories.

Effective October 2010, you can experience (up to a maximum) from Design Competitions, Community Based Design Center, and a Site Visit with a mentor.

You may also gain credit from the Emerging Professionals Companion (EPC) and AIA Continuing Education (see below from Guidelines

Effective 1 January 2010
Interns, whether or not employed in a qualified work setting, may earn elective hours by completing AIA-approved continuing education resources and programs. Self-reported continuing education is not eligible for IDP credit.
l One AIA learning unit earns one elective IDP hour.

For more details, contact your IDP Educator Coordinator or State Coordinator.  For a list, visit NCARB.

Dr. Architecture

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