All AXP experience must be reported within a specific period of time. To earn full credit, you must submit experience within eight months. Specifically, you will submit experience in reporting periods of no longer than six months and within two months of completing each reporting period. The additional two-month window is known as the filing period.

Experience reported after this eight-month period—and as far as five years back—is still eligible to receive 50 percent credit toward the AXP. Experience earned beyond five years will not count toward your AXP hours.

The reporting requirement exists to ensure you and your supervisor are both familiar with the details of your work as documented in your report. Not sure how the reporting requirement works? Review examples of the reporting requirement.

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.

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.