Resources for Licensure Candidates

IDP 2.0 Resources


AXP Guidelines
Essential reading for licensure candidates, supervisors, and mentors participating in the Architectural Experience Program (AXP). The document includes introductory information, steps to completing the program, reporting procedures, work settings, training requirements, and tasks licensure candidates should understand before becoming licensed. [download]

Certification Guidelines 
Describes the NCARB organization, services, procedures, and examinations. Also outlines requirements for certification, AXP training requirements, and certification requirements for Canadian architects. [download]

Mobile App

Reporting hours for AXP credit has never been easier, thanks to the MY AXP mobile app! [more]


AXP e-news
This electronic publication is sent to NCARB Record holders currently completing the Architectural Experience Program (AXP). Topics cover the latest news about the program, Record-processing information, important reminders, and other updates. [more]

Podcasts, Videos, and Webcasts 

Destination Architect: Experience
Earning experience is an essential step on the path to becoming an architect. Learn more about how to meet the experience requirement for architectural licensure. [Watch]

NCARB Talks: The AXP Experience
Martin Smith, NCARB's manager of Experience and Education, talks about his participation in the AXP and the importance of working with his supervisor throughout the program. [Watch]

NCARB Talks: One Path to Licensure
Meet Jared Zurn, NCARB’s director of Examination. Zurn talks about his unique path to licensure and why earning a license and the NCARB Certificate was important to him. [Watch]

The New Online Reporting System
A new online reporting system launched with IDP 2.0. Learn more about the new system and how it compares to the e-EVR. [Watch]

Online Reporting System: Weekly Reporting and Widget
Learn how to use the weekly reporting format and homepage widget in the online reporting system with this instructional video. [Watch]

Related Publications

Related Content

Establish an NCARB Record
Learn how to establish an NCARB Record.

How Do I Start AXP?
This section outlines the steps you must take to participate in the AXP.

How Much Does AXP Cost?
Associated fees with the AXP.