How To Become an Architect

So you want to be an architect?
Well there are a few steps you have to fulfill before you can practice architecture.

First you must meet the EDUCATION requirement.
This means you have to earn a degree from a NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board) accredited program, for example the Bachelors of Architecture (B.Arch) or Masters of Architecture (M.Arch)

Second you must meet the EXPERIENCE requirement
This includes completing the Intern Development Program (IDP) by working as an intern for an architectural firm

Third you must meet the EXAMINATION requirement
This is when you take the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) which tests your knowledge and skills so you can practice architecture independently

Now you can be LICENCED by a local jurisdiction and CERTIFIED by the NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards)

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*this is just an overview of the steps to becoming an architect in the US, be sure to research the details of each program before committing yourself to this major