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AIA-LI |Emerging Professionals

The Emerging Professionals Committee (EPC) exists to support and serve professionals in the early stages of their careers.

The goal of the EPC is to foster the professional development of associates members and newly licensed architects.

Through communication and education, the EPC hopes to encourage the participation and leadership of emerging professionals within the organization. Engaging the next generation of architects is a fundamental to a strong and vibrant AIA.

Mission statement:



The main objective of mentoring is to encourage members to “nurture their fellow professionals as they progress through stages of their career, beginning with professional education in the academy, progressing through internship, and continuing throughout their career - AIA Code of Ethics". Mentors play a critical role in NCARB’s Intern Development Program (IDP), as these individuals help developing architects review and reflect on their work.

For more info click Mentoring.

IDP (Intern Development Program):

The Intern Development Program (IDP) is a comprehensive training program created to ensure that interns in the architecture profession gain the knowledge and skills required for the independent practice of architecture. All of NCARB’s 54 U.S. jurisdictions have an experience requirement that must be documented and completed before one becomes licensed. This time between fulfilling the education requirement and getting licensed is referred to as an architectural internship. NCARB’s Intern Development Program (IDP) guides aspiring architects through this process and is the standard accepted means of completing the experience requirement in almost all U.S. jurisdictions. Download the IDP Guidelines for complete program rules and requirements. The Intern Development Program (IDP) is being updated. AXP Launches June 29, 2016

Emerging Professional Companion:


The Emerging Professional's Companion (EPC) is an online resource for interns to gain IDP credit. The EPC can also be used by educators, ARE® candidates, young architects, firms, and AIA components to enhance or create new learning opportunities. All IDP credit earned with the EPC can be approved by a registered architect acting as a mentor, whether or not the intern is employed.  To get your copy go to http://epcompanion.org/

ARE (Architectural Registration Exam):

The ARE (Architectural Registration Exam) is an important step in becoming a licensed/registered architect.


The current version of the exam is the ARE 4.0.  ARE 4.0 Retires June 30, 2018.

The updated version of the exam is ARE 5.0

NCARB ARE 5.0 information:  click here

Are 5.0 will incorporate new graphic vignette software and have six (6) divisions:


Transition to ARE 5.0

ARE 4.0 divisions vs ARE 5.0 divisions - Credit Conversions

Additional Links: Affiliated AIA Organizations

AIA NYS Emerging Professionals, Associates, Interns and Students

Young Architects Forum (YAF)

AIA National Associates Committee (NAC)

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

Emerging Professionals Summit

Emerging Professionals Exhibition

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

New York State Office of the Professions - Architect

New York State Architectural License Requirements

Additional Links: Licensure & Registration

> Practice Management

> Project Planning & Design

> Project Management

> Project Development & Documentation

> Programming & Analysis

> Construction & Evaluation

Additional contact Information:

New York State Education Department - Office of the Professions

89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234-1000

(518) 474-3817, ext. 1570   |   (518) 474-1449 (fax)   |   op4info@nysed.gov

NCARB - National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

1801 K Street NW Suite 700K, Washington, DC, 20006

Phone: (202) 879-0520   |  Fax: (202) 783-0290 | customerservice@ncarb.org

NCARB - Licensing Advisors:

Mr. Thomas L. Penn AIA (Islip Area) - 516.567.3024 - thompenn@aol.com

Mr. Robert Cody AIA (Old Westbury Area) - 516.686.7041 - rcody@nyit.edu

Emerging Professionals|Events

All upcoming EP events scheduled can be found HERE.

Contact|Emerging Professionals

If you have any questions regarding any of the information, please send an email to:

- Epinfo@aialongisland.com

And either Jacob or Graciela will respond.

Thinking of a career in Architecture? This is a good place to start.

Architecture Schools of NY State

The Long Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

499 Jericho Turnpike | Suite 101 | Mineola, NY. 11501

 T: (516) 294-0971 | F: (516) 294-0973 | E: Alomo3535@aol.com

Emerging Professionals|Education

ARE Review Class:

Update coming soon

To register, call the chapter office or email Epinfo@aialongisland.com for more information.

Learn more about ARE resources vetted by the AIA at www.aia.org/AREresources