Get to Know Your Architect Licensing Advisor

One of our favorite events of the year is happening next week—the 2016 Licensing Advisors Summit! From August 4-6, nearly 250 advisors will gather in Chicago to share best practices, explore hot-button issues, and learn about the latest program changes.

What’s an Architect Licensing Advisor?

Architect licensing advisors can be professionals, educators, or students who volunteer to help licensure candidates along the path to becoming an architect. Together, NCARB and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) share tools and training to ensure these volunteers are ready to help you understand our programs.

Your architect licensing advisor will often provide you with your first glimpse into the licensure process, lending help and guidance along the way. Similar to a supervisor or mentor, you can look to your advisor for first-hand knowledge about navigating the AXP, passing the ARE, and meeting your state’s licensure requirements.

Most NAAB-accredited schools and AIA state chapters have an advisor. Find contact information for yours here!

The 2016 Summit

This year, we’ll be sharing information about preparing for the November 1 launch of ARE 5.0, helping licensure candidates set and reach their career goals, building a supportive community with other architecture organizations, and more. Your architect licensing advisor will have the chance to network, pick up valuable tips and resources, and return home better prepared to help you through the licensure process.

Follow Along

Want a sneak peek at what your licensing advisor is learning? We’ll will be posting to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram throughout the Summit. Be sure to follow along by using #ArchLAS!

Interested in becoming a licensing advisor? Contact