IDP Required Hours Reduced by a Third

In September, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced plans to streamline the Intern Development Program (IDP). Effective immediately, the program will require 3,740 total hours defined by 17 experience areas. Here’s a summary of these changes, along with a few resources you may find helpful:

Key Takeaways

  • Review your jurisdiction’s requirements. You can find out what your jurisdiction’s experience requirement is at
  • Keep reporting all experience. Doing so will help facilitate licensure and reciprocity in jurisdictions with additional requirements.
  • We’re here to help. NCARB will continue to support the individual requirements for all 54 jurisdictions. Plus, you can always reach out to us through social media or by contacting Customer Service.

Download the IDP Guidelines

Updated July 2015, the IDP Guidelines is essential reading for aspiring architects and IDP supervisors. The document summarizes the program’s reporting requirements, experience settings, and more. Download [PDF] your copy today!

Track Your Progress

We updated the IDP progress bar in My NCARB so you can track requirements in other jurisdictions! Learn more about this new feature on the NCARB Blog.

Watch NCARB Live

Watch as our experts break down the IDP’s new requirements. Plus, they answer your top five FAQs!

Get Answers

Have more questions? Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming changes in your jurisdiction.