What You Need to Know About the AXP

The name may be different, but the goal is the same: on June 29, 2016, NCARB’s training program was updated to reflect six broad areas of architectural practice—and renamed the Architectural Experience Program (AXP).

We’re sure you have questions about the launch, and we have answers. Here’s how you can learn more about the new AXP:

The Basics

The program’s previous 17 experience areas were realigned into six new areas that better reflect the current profession. Take an in-depth look at each of the AXP experience areas:

The New AXP Portfolio

The AXP also features a new portfolio option. Through this alternative, eligible design professionals with comprehensive experience will have an opportunity to satisfy the AXP’s requirements through an online portfolio.

The portfolio is a great opportunity for professionals who put licensure on hold due to career, personal, or economic reasons, and is available to those who can document two years of experience that is older than five years.

AXP Resources

The new AXP Guidelines contain all the information you need to complete the AXP, including instructions on creating and navigating your NCARB Record, tasks and opportunities for each experience area and setting, and details on training requirements. Download the AXP Guidelines.

Ready to report experience? The My AXP mobile app makes logging hours and submitting reports easier than ever. The latest version reflects the new AXP requirements of 3,740 hours under six experience areas. My AXP is now available for Apple and Android devices.

Review Your Record

Log in to your NCARB Record to see how the hours you reported under the previous program merged into the six new experience areas. Take this opportunity to meet with your supervisor and make a plan to complete the AXP!

Still have questions? Learn more about the new AXP—including updated fees—on our website, or contact Customer Relations at 202-879-0520 or customerservice@ncarb.org.