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What is an Emerging Professional (EP)?

Architecture Students

Students enrolled in a NAAB‐accredited architecture program, which includes students in four‐year B.S. degree programs, five‐year B.Arch degree programs, 4 and 2 year M.Arch degree programs, and 2‐3 year M.Arch degree programs.

Intern Architects

In most jurisdictions, an intern must complete a 3‐year internship as part of the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) administered by NCARB. Following or concurrent with the internship, all 7 divisions of the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) must be passed before an intern becomes a Registered Architect.

Visit to download current AXP and ARE guidelines.

Connect with us!

Are you at the beginning of your career? Have you been licensed for less than 10 years? Connect with our Emerging Professionals (EP) group. Email Magdalini Vraila at

Another helpful resource is the AIA Career Center. Click here for access.

Courses can also be found at AIA University (AIAU).



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