Intern Development Program: Architects

The Intern Development Program (IDP) is a mandatory requirement in Washington State for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). You may begin taking the exams while enrolled in IDP.

Questions? Need help?

  • If you have questions about enrollment in IDP, please contact the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) ( It’s important to remember that the NCARB IDP training requirements are different than those established by the Washington State Board for Architects.
  • For more information, contact the Washington State IDP co-coordinator, appointed and funded by the AIA as a resource for the profession:
    Erica Loynd, AIA, LEED AP
    51 University Street, Suite 600
    Seattle, WA 98101
    Phone: 206.461.6000
    Email: (for IDP questions only)
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