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Internship Advisory Committee (IAC)

The IDP Coordinating Committee (IDPCC) was created in 1975 by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the AIA, and exists as a joint NCARB/AIA advisory committee. In December 2006, the committee's name was changed to the IDP Advisory Committee (IDPAC) to more appropriately reflect the role of the committee as advisor to NCARB and AIA on matters relating to improving the Intern Development Program. The IDPAC was originally formed to bring representatives of appropriate architectural stakeholder organizations together to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern regarding the Intern Development Program.

Based on the terms of an agreement between NCARB and AIA, the IAC is co-chaired by a member of each organization’s Board of Directors. Committee membership consists of thirteen members and two staff representatives; appointments are made by NCARB/AIA consent and currently include an at-large intern representative and representatives from the following stakeholder groups:

The IAC assignments come directly from the NCARB and AIA presidents. Suggestions for future assignments are subject to approval by the NCARB and AIA presidents or presidents-elect. Funding for IAC activities is provided by NCARB and AIA.

IDP Firm Awards Program

Since 1991, the IDP Advisory Committee (now the IAC) has recognized firms from across the country who actively embrace the NCARB Intern Development Program (IDP) and demonstrate their commitment by making the path to licensure an integral part of the firm’s culture. Learn more at

For more information, or questions about the IAC, please contact


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