Intern Development Program: Architects

Due to facility issues, this licensing program has limited operations. There may be delays in responding to requests. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re working toward resuming all business operations as soon as possible.

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) (ncarb.org). 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 one of the following Washington State IDP co-coordinators, 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: eloynd@dlrgroup.com (for IDP questions only)
    • Drew Kleman
      502 W Riverside, Suite 200
      Spokane, WA 99201
      Phone: 509.328.6464
      Email: kleman@nystromolson.com (for IDP questions only)
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