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Architect Licensure

IDP 2.0:
IDP 2.0 updates the Intern Development Program (IDP) to more closely align with the practice of architecture today and identifies the experience interns will need in order to practice architecture independently upon initial licensure.  View the Fact Sheet under Download Document at the right.  For more information, visit the IPD 2.0 page at NCARB.

ARE Prep Series:  Typically we offer this series starting in April. Visit this page often for more information as it becomes available.

Study library at AIA Seattle: AIA members and non members have free access to ARE exam 4.0 study materials at the AIA Seattle office.  AIA members have access to the Kaplan online materials.  Hard copy study materials have been purchased from Kaplan AEC Education and Professional Publications, Inc.  Study material, including flash cards, cover the following topics:
  • Building Design & Construction Systems
  • Building Systems
  • Construction Documents & Services
  • Programming, Planning & Practice
  • Schematic Design
  • Site Planning & Design
  • Structural Systems

These materials can be used only at AIA Seattle during normal business hours (10am - 5pm, Tue-Fri.)  To use this material, email May Ruiz to schedule the conference room.

NCARB also has free study guides and practice exams.

In Washington, only licensed architects may represent themselves using the title "architect" or engage in the practice of architecture as defined by law.  Requirements for licensure include a combination of education and practical experience, and passage of a qualifying exam (the Architect Registration Exam/ARE).  Visit the Washington State Department of Licensing for information on licensure for architects.


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American Institute of Architects

A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects