Setting O includes other experience opportunities that can be performed outside an architecture firm or while working for an architect licensed in a country other than the U.S. or Canada. Some of these opportunities allow you to gain AXP experience while unemployed or working in a related field.
There is no minimum number of hours required for this experience setting, although each opportunity has a maximum limit.
|Opportunity||Type||Who Approves||Where the Hours Go||Hours|
|Other Work Experience Under Licensed Professionals||Employment||AXP Supervisor||Any AXP experience area||Up to 1,860 hours|
|Design or Construction Related Employment||Employment||AXP Supervisor||Any AXP experience area||Up to 320 hours|
|Community-Based Design Center/ Collaborative||Volunteer||“Designated" AXP Supervisor||Any AXP experience area||Up to 320 hours|
|CSI Certification: CCCA||Certification||NCARB||Construction & Evaluation||40 hours|
|CSI Certification: CCS||Certification||NCARB||Project Planning & Design||40 hours|
|Design Competitions||See Opportunity Details||Mentor||Any AXP experience area||Up to 320 hours|
|NCARB’s Professional Conduct CE Course||Self-Directed||NCARB||Practice Management||Up to 10 hours|
|Site Visit With Mentor||See Opportunity Details||Mentor||Construction & Evaluation||Up to 40 hours|
|Construction Work||Employment or Volunteer||AXP Supervisor||Construction & Evaluation||Up to 320 hours|
|AIA Continuing Education for HSW||See Opportunity Details||NCARB||Any AXP experience area||Up to 20 hours per area|
For all opportunities that require employment, you must be paid for your work. To explore the details of each opportunity in setting O, read our AXP Guidelines.
If you have a paid academic internship that meets all the requirements for a specific setting O work opportunity, you can report relevant experience for AXP credit in the same way as any other setting O experience. You do not need to identify academic internships or have them pre-approved by NCARB.