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The AIA acknowledges the importance of mentoring in the AIA Code of Ethics where members are encouraged to “nurture their fellow professionals as they progress through stages of their career, beginning with professional education in the academy, progressing through internship, and continuing throughout their career.” Mentors play a critical role in NCARB’s Intern Development Program (IDP), as these individuals help developing architects review and reflect on their work.



Mentoring Resources

Are you looking for a mentor? Are you considering becoming a mentor? Explore the links below.

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Firms and Supervisors: Looking to Improve Your Firm’s Mentoring?

Firms and supervisors who make professional development and learning a cornerstone of their culture help their interns become great architects. These firms are also more successful at retaining talent. The AIA offers support for firms and supervisors who aim to create an environment focused on learning and development in their own practice through the resources on this page.

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The Emerging Professional's Companion (EPC) is an online resource for interns to gain IDP credit. The EPC can also be used by educators, ARE® candidates, young architects, firms, and AIA components to enhance or create new learning opportunities. All IDP credit earned with the EPC can be approved by a registered architect acting as a mentor, whether or not the intern is employed.


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