This section outlines the steps you must take to participate in the Intern Development Program (IDP).
When can I start?
You can earn IDP experience once you have successfully completed and documented an IDP eligibility date. Your “IDP eligibility date” is the date after which you are able to earn IDP experience. Qualifying experience must be earned on or after your IDP eligibility date. You can earn experience once you have successfully established:
How do I document my IDP eligibility date?
- Enrollment in a NAAB/CACB-accredited degree program. [IDP Eligibility Date #1 Form]
- Enrollment in a pre-professional architecture degree program at a school that offers a NAAB/CACB-accredited degree program. [IDP Eligibility Date #2 Form]
- Employment in work setting A after obtaining a U.S. high school diploma, General Education Degree (GED) equivalent, or comparable foreign degree. [IDP Eligibility Date #3 Form]
You can establish one of the IDP eligibility dates above by completing one of the three forms. You only need to establish your IDP eligibility date once.
How do I start?
This section outlines the steps you must take to participate in the IDP.
How much does it cost?
Associated fees with the IDP.
How do I establish an NCARB Record?
Learn how to start an NCARB Record.