IDP Supervisor Guidelines Now Available

Washington, DC—The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has developed the IDP Supervisor Guidelines to assist supervisors in the crucial role they play in the careers of interns in the Intern Development Program (IDP). The guidelines are available to download on NCARB’s web site.

A supervisor’s knowledge, guidance, and support are valuable to the development of an intern and add to the longterm quality of the profession. The Supervisor Guidelines explain the objectives and requirements of the IDP and give architects a better understanding of interns’ expectations.

Navigating and completing IDP is every intern’s responsibility. Supervisors are encouraged to teach, motivate, and help interns fulfill the requirements of the program throughout their journey to licensure. The guidelines offer a starting point to help develop and implement successful relationships that are beneficial to individuals, firms, and the profession.

NCARB will present a webinar, “Successful Supervising,” on 18 December 2008 at 1 p.m. EST. The webinar is limited to the first 500 registrants; however, it will be available on the NCARB web site for download as a webcast and podcast following the event.

NCARB’s Supervision Task Force and the Committee on the IDP developed the Supervisor Guidelines and received input from the American Institute of Architects (AIA); American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS); Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA); Society of Design Professionals (SDA); and AIA’s National Associates Committee (NAC) and Council of Architectural Component Executives (CACE).