Supervisors play a vital role in helping Architectural Experience Program® (AXP™) candidates complete the path to licensure, and their role is far more than just reviewing and approving experience reports. Candidates rely on supervisors to assign work that will give them the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in all of the experience areas and tasks required by the AXP—so it’s key that everyone involved is both familiar with the ins and outs of the program, and on the same page when it comes to navigating the candidate/supervisor relationship.

Confirming that you and your candidate or supervisor have the same expectations can be difficult when you’re just starting out, which is why we’ve developed our AXP Candidate and Supervisor Expectations document as a resource. 

This helpful, one-page guide is easy to print and share, so supervisors and candidates can quickly discuss shared and individual responsibilities. Among other things, candidates and supervisors should be able to expect:

  • Familiarity with the AXP, its purpose, and requirements
  • Regular meetings to discuss AXP progress
  • Ethical behavior—including accurate experience reports and a safe work environment
  • Fair and honest feedback on the candidate’s work

Be sure that you and your candidate or supervisor set yourselves up for success by reviewing and agreeing to these expectations. Plus, read the AXP Guidelines for all the details you need on completing the AXP, including detailed tasks for each experience area that candidates should be able to competently perform after finishing the program.

Looking for more supervisor resources? Check out our webinar with tips for AXP supervisors!