NCARB Intern Development Program

The Intern Development Program (IDP), administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), identifies the comprehensive experience that is essential for the independent practice of architecture. Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands sets its own education, experience, and examination requirements for initial and reciprocal registration in their jurisdiction. Every jurisdiction requires that interns acquire experience under the direct supervision of a registered architect for some period of time. Most of the NCARB’s 54 jurisdictions have adopted IDP as their experience requirement for initial registration.

The IDP guidelines are complex and are constantly evolving. All IIT students who intend to pursue licensed practice in the U.S are strongly urged to consult the NCARB website frequently for up-to-date information.  Information on establishing your Council record and tracking your experience through IDP can be found here (external link). Any questions pertaining to IDP that you are not able to find the answers to by visiting NCARB's site should be directed to Prof. Tom Brock, IIT's IDP Coordinator, by emailing: