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The Emerging Professional's Companion

The Emerging Professional's Companion is a online resource developed by the AIA and NCARB primarily for use by interns in gaining IDP credit. The Companion can also be used by educators, young architects, AIA components, and firms in a variety of ways to enhance or create new learning opportunities.

ARE Forum
ARE Forum is a resource for the learning community on the web with active users comprised of both practitioners in architecture and academics involved in research and teaching.

ARE Study Sessions
Periodically, members step forward to help interns by conducting ARE Study Sessions. Look here for the latest series.

ARE Lending Library
AIA Wisconsin has established a lending library of Architect Registration Examination (ARE) study materials from Kaplan AEC Education that cover all sections of the ARE exam. The materials are available to Associate AIA members and can be checked out of the office for a period of 14 days.

For details, read the ARE Lending Library Policies (PDF). This PDF also includes the form necessary for participation. Contact AIA Wisconsin at (608) 257-8477 to confirm availability.

ARE & NCARB Record
Attention architectural interns, sponsors, advisors and mentors! Effective May 15, 2008, all candidates applying to take the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE) will be required to establish a record with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Wisconsin applicants do not necessarily need to complete NCARB's Intern Development Program (IDP) or meet its education requirements, but you must establish a NCARB record and obtain a record number before the Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing can authorize you to start taking the exam.




National Associates Committee

Since 2000, the National Associates Committee (NAC) has been dedicated to representing and advocating for Associates, both mainstream and non-traditional, in the national, regional, state, and local components of the AIA.  NAC Website

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