July 14, 2010

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has made massive changes to the Internship Development Program (IDP) over the last two years.  The most recent being the full transition for all IDP record holders to the Six Month Rule.  Unfortunately many interns are still not aware of, or understand, these changes and how it affects their journey towards licensure.

As a way to spread the word about these changes the IDP State Coordinator is one of many resources the AIA makes available for emerging professionals.  As the link between NCARB, AIA, and the NJ State Board of Architects, the State Coordinator maintains up-to-date information on the activities and requirements of the IDP, and makes it available to the architectural community.  One way in which this knowledge is shared is through public seminars, but private seminars and Q & A sessions can also be provided at your own firm.

If your firm has interns or will soon be hiring them, it is beneficial that the applicants, as well as their supervisors and mentors, are aware of the experience needed in order to gain licensure in today’s field.  If you are interested in scheduling a seminar for your firm, or just have general questions about IDP, please contact the current IDP NJ State Coordinator, Joyce Scatuccio at, or the Assistant IDP NJ State Coordinator, Nicole De Candia at

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