October 06, 2016
The Black Spectacles Ultimate Resource Guide on How to Be an Architect
We've got everything you need to know right here.
In order to call yourself an architect, you must become licensed. To get your license, you must do 4 things: get an architecture degree, complete the Architectural Experience Program - AXP (formerly the Intern Development Program - IDP), pass the Architect Registration Exam (ARE), and finally, get your license and NCARB certification.
We’ve compiled the ultimate resource guide on how to be an architect with links to the sites you need to review in order to reach your goal of becoming a licensed architect.
1.) Getting an Architecture Degree
2.) The Architectural Experience Program - AXP (formerly the Intern Development Program -IDP)
Just 5 examples of architecture firms that offer great summer architecture internship programs:
3.) Take and Pass the Architect Registration Exam - ARE
Tools and resources to help you study for the ARE:
- AIA ARE Prep courses online powered by Black Spectacles
- NCARB exam guides and practice programs.
- ARE 4.0 Community
- ARE 5.0 Community
- ARE Coach
4.) Get Your Architecture License
Resources for earning credits:
- Your local AIA Chapter.
- AIAU Online.
- Architect Magazine.
- NCARB Professional Development Program.
- The AIA National Convention.
- AEC Daily Online Learning Center.
And finally, a special bonus:
Tips for getting your license faster.