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The American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the professional organization that helps architects serve the public's needs and builds awareness of the role of architects and architecture in American society. Over 90% of architect-designed construction in the United States is handled by AIA members.

Architects who are members of the AIA have numerous opportunities to continue professional training, timely access to information on new building materials and technologies and, perhaps most important, ongoing, collegial relationships with other AIA members who include the most skilled practitioners in the nation.
AIA Long Island Chapter
AIA Long Island a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, has over 600 members, including architects, associates, and professional affiliates. This site offers resources for AIA Long Island Chapter members and anyone seeking information about architects and their colleagues in the design and building profession in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

To become a Registered Architect in the State of New York individuals must complete Intern Development Program requirements and pass the Architect Registration Exams. 

Below are the links to help individuals to prepare for the ARE: 

Helpful Links:

AIA National Site for IDP 
The NCARB’s Intern Development Program (IDP) guides interns through the process between fulfilling the education requirement and getting licensed, it provides the accepted means of completing the experience requirement in almost all U.S. jurisdictions.
For regular updates on important exam preparation, sign up for NCARB’s electronic newsletter “IDP News” at http://www.ncarb.org/idp/enews/index.html.

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards 
The NCARB website provides individuals with all the information and requirements to become a Licensed Architect. 

Emerging Professional Companion (EPC)
“The Emerging Professional’s Companion (EPC) is an online resource developed by the AIA and NCARB primarily for use by interns in gaining IDP credit.”

State Licensing: 
New York State Office of Professional - New York State Office of the Professions web site for information about the process and for licensing forms.

Architect Registration Exam (ARE) Review Classes -- are available throughout the year in sessions during Winter/Spring and Fall Series. Visit the AIA LI Chapter website for details.

Individuals can download NCARB Exam Guides and practice software for each division.

ARE Forum
An open forum to discuss about each of the ARE divisions.