IDP 2.0: What You Need to Know About Exemptions

Rollover to IDP 2.0

6 March 2012

On 3-5 April 2012, NCARB will implement the final phase of IDP 2.0. If you are in the process of completing the IDP, it is important to fully understand all of the rollover rules and how your individual circumstances may be affected by the rollover.

The Rollover:
  • At noon EDT 3 April 2012 the e-EVR shuts down.
  • On 5 April 2012, the final phase of IDP 2.0 launches, along with a new reporting system.
Are You Exempt?

Exempt: If you have earned the required core minimum hours in an existing training area or category prior to April 3, you may be exempt from having to satisfy the new core minimum hour requirement in the corresponding experience area or category.

  • ONLY experience in the "submitted" or "approved" status in the e-EVR will be considered when determining if hours qualify for an exemption. Learn more
  • Even if you are exempt from a new category or area, you must earn a total of 3,740 core minimum hours.

See exemption examples

How to Prepare:
  • Read the IDP 2.0 Interns' Rollover Guide.
  • Check the status of your hours in the e-EVR.
  • Use the Rollover Calculator to see how your hours will roll over to IDP 2.0.
  • Meet with your IDP supervisor and/or mentor.
    • Review your progress and discuss the impact of the rollover on your individual circumstances. Identify where you can satisfy the current requirements between now and April.
    • If you are a few hours short of completing an existing requirement, there are many supplementary education opportunities available—some qualify for core credit and can be approved by a mentor.
  • Report qualifying experience well in advance of 3 April 2012
    • NCARB's system may be slow in the days leading up to the rollover, so do not wait to submit your experience.

Coming up next: Experience Settings

Previously: Status of Your Hours

Don't wait. Submit your IDP hours now.

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Categories and Areas: Exempt/Satisfied
If you have satisfied the core minimum hours for an area under the current program, you will be exempt from meeting the core minimum hours in the corresponding experience area under the new program. If you have met all of the core minimum requirements within a category, you will be exempt from the new category requirement.

IDP 2.0 Calculator
If you’re wondering how your hours will roll over to IDP 2.0, check out the new IDP 2.0 Calculator. It gives you and your IDP supervisor the information you need to prepare for the rollover to IDP 2.0.