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Architect Licensing Advisors Information and Resources

What is an Architect Licensing Advisor?

Architect Licensing Advisors have the important and admirable responsibility of ensuring that interns, supervisors, and mentors have accurate and up-to-date knowledge regarding the process of becoming a licensed architect in the United States. Architect Licensing Advisors communicate regularly with the AIA, NCARB, and each other to maintain currency, pose questions, and share ideas and best practices.

The AIA and NCARB invite the Architect Licensing Advisors to an annual summit where they converge to learn about, discuss, and improve the entire licensure process. Additionally Architect Licensing Advisors have the chance to impact IDP as members of committees co-sponsored by the AIA and NCARB.



Architect Licensing Advisors Responsibilities

Specifically, Architect Licensing Advisors are asked to:

    • Maintain a thorough understanding of the requirements, objectives, and resources for IDP, ARE©, and NCARB certification;

    • Collaborate with NCARB and IDP support networks – including AIAS chapters, AIA components, and state registration boards – to strengthen awareness of the required components of licensure and its importance to emerging professionals;

    • Communicate with the state registration board to maintain a thorough understanding of state requirements and procedures; and

    • Regularly participate in training and development programs.

To achieve these objectives, the AIA and NCARB provide numerous resources, including:

    • An annual Architect Licensing Advisors Summit;

    • Training materials, such as “Career Building Blocks” and “Mentoring Essentials” programs;

    • Staff support for assistance with understanding program requirements, processes, and opportunities; and

    • Access to an Architect Licensing Advisors Web-based information sharing site.

Resources for Architect Licensing Advisors

Join the team!
Contact and to express interest in becoming an Architect Licensing Advisors. Architect Licensing Advisors Rosters are maintained by NCARB, but not released to the public.

Architect Licensing Advisors Summit

The IDP Coordinators Conference is an annual gathering of IDP Coordinators. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain the tools and information you need to be an effective IDP coordinator, and gain AIA CEU’s for attendance.

Architect Licensing Advisors Portal
Coordinators-stay connected to the Architect Licensing Advisors community and log onto NCARB’s Architect Licensing Advisors Portal to access the Architect Licensing Advisors SharePoint site. If you cannot view, please request access to the sites on the page, or email

Contact your Architect Licensing Advisors

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Sign up for NCARB Newsletters

To keep up-to-date on changes to IDP or ARE, NCARB publishes several newsletters, including IDP E-News. To receive emails, fill out the e-newsletter web form.


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