Licensure: Want to be an Architect? AIA has resources to help you along the way. To become an architect you will need:
To become an architect, you should earn a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited degree. An accredited degree will make it possible for you to become licensed in all jurisdictions in the US. For more information on the education requirements see NCARB, or to research schools check out the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture website.
Experience / Architectural Experience Program/AXP (formerly IDP)
Candidates can establish a record and begin earning AXP credits upon receiving a high school diploma or its equivalent. Guidelines and information can be found on the www.NCARB.org website. AIA Florida also offers resources to AXP candidates including contact information for the Florida Licensing Advisor who can answer your specific questions.
If you have questions, or suggestions for Associate-specific programming, please contact the chapter's Associate Directors. See the board page for the names and emails of our current Directors.