All of your AXP® experience must be logged and approved through your NCARB Record. There are two methods of documenting your experience: the hourly reporting method and the AXP Portfolio.

Hourly Reporting
Most licensure candidates will complete the AXP by reporting a minimum of 3,740 required hours across six experience areas. Once you start gaining experience, you can report your hours through your NCARB Record or by using the free My AXP app—available for Apple and Android devices. Learn how to report your hours.

To earn full credit for your experience, you’ll need to submit your experience within the time limit established by the reporting requirement.

AXP Portfolio
If you are a seasoned design professional, you may be able to use your architecture experience to complete the AXP by submitting an online portfolio.

Through this option, you will demonstrate your ability to perform all 96 tasks identified in the AXP by uploading exhibits—documents, PDFs, images, or other files—of work for approval by your supervisor.

Apply for the AXP Portfolio