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Brightwood Architecture Industry Links

Brightwood Architecture Education works with professional organizations, associations, and industry leaders to provide you with the best exam prep materials available for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). As you work through your Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and prepare to take your exams, you may consider joining your local AIA chapter. Below are some links you may find helpful during your path to licensure.

Useful Links
US State and Canadian Province Examination Boards

Publications

Collateral Organizations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

AIA Students Association (AIAS) 

Association of Collegiate Schools for Architecture (ACSA)

National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Professional Associations

Committee of Canadian Architecture Councils (CCAC) / Royal Architecture Institute of Canada

National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)

National Organization of Society of American Registered Architects (SARA)

Soceity for Design Administration (SDA)

Other  Resources

AIA Component Locations

AIA National Associates Committee
The National Associates Committee (NAC) is dedicated to representing and advocating for associates, both mainstream and alternative, in the national, regional, state, and local components of the AIA.

AIA Emerging Professional's Companion
Launched in 2004 in conjunction with NCARB, the Emerging Professional's Companion (EPC) provides a comprehensive professional development tool for interns and young architects. Interns can earn credit in the AXP and find valuable resources to help nurture their careers. Young architects can earn continuing education credit for work done with the EPC. ARE candidates will find the narratives a useful review tool.

AIA Internship Tools
A clearinghouse of information for interns, including AXP frequently asked questions, ARE preparation tools, and supplemental education resources.

AIA Young Architects Forum
The Young Architects Forum (YAF) is organized to address issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects (within 10 years or less after licensure) such as leadership, mentorship, and fellowship.