Setting O includes experience opportunities that can be performed outside an architecture firm. Some of these opportunities allow you to gain AXP® experience while unemployed or working in a non-architecture field.
There is no minimum number of hours required for this experience setting, although each opportunity has a maximum limit.
|Opportunity||Whether or Not Employed?||Who Approves||Where the Hours Go||Hours|
|Other Work Experience Under Licensed Professionals||See employment requirements||AXP Supervisor||Up to 1,860 hours in any AXP experience area|
|Design or Construction Related Employment||See employment requirements||AXP Supervisor||Any AXP experience area||Up to 320 hours|
|Community-Based Design Center/ Collaborative||Yes||“Designated" AXP Supervisor||Any AXP experience area||Up to 320 hours|
|CSI Certification: CCCA||Yes||NCARB||Construction & Evaluation||40 hours|
|CSI Certification: CCS||Yes||NCARB||Project Planning & Design||40 hours|
|Design Competitions||Yes||Mentor||Any AXP experience area||Up to 320 hours|
|NCARB’s Professional Conduct Monograph||Yes||NCARB||Practice Management||10 hours|
|Site Visit With Mentor||Yes||Mentor||Construction & Evaluation||Up to 40 hours|
|Construction Work||Yes||AXP Supervisor||Construction & Evaluation||Up to 320 hours|
|AIA Continuing Education for HSW||Yes||NCARB||Any AXP experience area||Up to 20 hours per area|
For all opportunities that require employment, you must be a paid employee. To explore the details of each opportunity in setting O, read our AXP Guidelines.
If you have an academic internship that meets all the requirements for a specific setting O 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.