Intern Development Program
Intern Development Program (IDP)
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is responsible for establishing, interpreting and enforcing the Intern Development Program (IDP) and architecture training requirements. The objective of IDP is to prepare interns for competent practice. The IDP training requirement establishes levels of training in important areas of architectural practice. The AIA web site offers a number of resource highlights and information to assist AIA Associate members and interns in their continuing education. For further information about IDP training requirements and NCARB Council Record application procedures, visit the NCARB web site, e-mail NCARB Customer Service, or call NCARB Customer Service at (202) 879-0520.
Emerging Professionals Companion: An Online Resource
Developed by AIA and NCARB, The Emerging Professionals Companion (EPC) is an online resource for emerging professionals. Primarily intended as a means for interns to earn IDP credit, this resource also can be used by educators in professional practice courses, by young architects seeking continuing education credit, by AIA components developing programming for emerging professionals (e.g., mentoring programs, study groups), and by firms looking for in-house curricula. The EPC's 16 chapters are aligned with NCARB's 16 IDP training areas. Each chapter begins with an in-depth narrative of the subject and provides interactive material. Sign up and learn more!