As of June 29, IDP Intern Development Program is no more; in its place is AXP Architectural Experience Program. To best learn the changes of the program (aside from the name), visit the website of NCARB (see below) and download/read the AXP Guidelines.
Architectural Experience Program (AXP)
All of NCARB’s 54 U.S. jurisdictions require you to gain and document a certain amount of experience before becoming an architect. That’s where the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®) comes in.
Through the AXP, you will learn about the daily realities of architectural practice, acquire comprehensive experience in basic practice areas, explore specialized areas of practice, develop professional judgment, and refine your career goals.
The AXP is developed and administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). In most jurisdictions, completion of the AXP is a requirement for initial registration. The AXP identifies the tasks that are essential for competent practice. The program is structured to prepare you to practice architecture independently upon initial registration.
This week, I will be attending the Architect Licensing Advisor Summit to learn more about the program. I will be back later to share more details as I learn the details of the new program.