The Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) is an initiative to give students the opportunity to complete requirements for architectural licensure while earning their degree. IPAL options within accredited architecture programs provide students with a structured approach to completing the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and taking each division of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) before graduation.

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) developed the IPAL initiative to offer a systematic approach to architecture students interested in a streamlined, comprehensive path to licensure.

Your firm is vital to the success of IPAL. In order to gain experience and learn how to practice architecture in the real world, students must be able to complement their education with work opportunities.

By partnering with a school that offers an IPAL-accepted option—and enabling students to obtain paid, professional experience—your firm is proactively supporting the profession. In return for providing a tailored experience that enables students to fulfill the experience requirements of the AXP, your firm will benefit from the enthusiasm and talents of the next generation of architects.