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ARE Prep / Licensure

There are many resources for Emerging Professionals to access to study for the ARE, register for the ARE and continue to develop their architectural careers.

AIA Baltimore annually organizes Achieving Registration Together (ART), a series of ARE study sessions with tips and practice led by experts and fellow EPs.

ARE® 5.0

ARE® 5.0 features six divisions organized around the progression of a typical architecture project and current practice. The divisions reflect the same areas outlined in the AXP. To start the exam, you’ll need to select a jurisdiction. You’ll also need an active NCARB Record.

Learn more about the exam’s requirements and format

NCARB/AXP Resources

AIA Baltimore offers the Achieving Registration Together (ART) program to prepare applicants for the Architecture Registration Exam. During the spring and fall of the academic school years the ART program offers study classes taught by architects and engineers.  In addition to these classes there are many resources for Emerging Professionals to access to study for the ARE, register for the ARE and continue to develop their architectural careers.  Here are some helpful resources to assist you on your path to registration.

AXP overview

Architectural Experience Program (AXP), previously called Internship Development Program (IDP), is a series of architectural and building categories for candidates to record experience on their journey to becoming a licensed architect.  ­­The categories are made up of the 6 ARE 5.0 Divisions.

  1. Practice Management
  2. Project Management
  3. Programing & Analysis
  4. Project Planning & Design
  5. Project Development & Documentation
  6. Construction Evaluation

More information can be found on the NCARB website

AXP gaining experience

The main way to gain AXP experience is in an office environment through your company.  Additional supplemental resources and classes can be found on the AIA National Website and are free for AIA associate members.


How do I find out if I have completed the educational requirements and experience requirements to take the Architecture Registration Exam?

Borrow Study Materials

Did you know you can borrow study materials for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) from the AIA Baltimore’s Center for Architecture and Design? Borrowing study materials are free and materials can be checked out for a maximum of 2 weeks. Borrowers who do not return study materials on time will be charged full price for those materials.

This benefit extends to AIA Baltimore members only.

Contact Katherine Somerville, Education and Outreach Manager, for more information.

See a listing of available study materials here.

MD State Licensing Advisor

Michael Daly, AIA
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AIA Baltimore Licensing Advisor

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Chesapeake Bay Licensing Advisor

Jon M. Lipka, AIA, Becker Morgan Group, Inc.
Port Exchange Suite 300 312 West Main Street Salisbury, MD 21801
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Potomac Valley Licensing Advisor

Michael Daly, AIA, ASG® – Architectural Support Group, Inc.
7761 Waterloo Road Jessup, MD 20794
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Morgan State University Licensing Advisor

Brian Grieb, AIA , School of Architecture + Planning Morgan State University CBEIS 216
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251
V 443 885 1862

University of Maryland Licensing Advisors

Brian Kelly, AIA, Univ, MD Chair / Architecture Program;
Associate Dean for Development and Faculty Affairs; Professor

Brittany Williams, AIA, Univ, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor / Architecture Program 

AIA/MD Liaison

Wadiah Akbar, AIA, Quinn Evans
100 N. Charles Street, 14th floor, Baltimore, MD 21201