All AXP experience must be reported within eight months to earn full credit toward the program’s requirements. This ensures that you and your supervisor are both familiar with the details of your work as documented in your report.

The largest block of time you can submit in one experience report is six months—so if you wanted to report experience earned over the past eight months, you would need to submit at least two experience reports.

AXP experience that was earned more than eight months ago is still eligible to receive 50 percent credit toward the AXP for up to five years. Experience that is more than five years old will not count toward your AXP hours. If you are submitting experience for partial credit, you are not limited to the six-month time block for experience reports.

Not sure how the reporting requirement works? Review examples of the reporting requirement.

Reporting Requirement Extensions

If you are experiencing extenuating life circumstances, you may qualify for a reasonable extension to the filing period. Some examples include:

  • The birth or adoption of a child: six-month extension
  • Military service: extension determined on a case-by-case basis
  • A serious medical condition: extension determined on a case-by-case basis

If you would like to request an extension, contact us within six months of the event. You will need to provide appropriate documentation such as a birth certificate or doctor’s note to qualify.

Note: If you are an architect documenting experience to earn an NCARB Certificate, the reporting requirement does not apply to you. For more information, download the Certification Guidelines.