Become an Architect

Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) Study groups

Group meets select Tuesdays at the AIA house, and have occasional guest speakers on topics regarding licensure exams. This is a support group to get through the licensing process by sharing resources, knowledge, and experiences. There is a 20% Kaplan discount for AIASB associates. Become an Associate. For more information, you can contact the Associate Director.

Resources for Licensure:

California Architects Board (CAB)
For questions about licensure in California
Tel: 916.574.7220

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
Tel: 202.783.6500

Prometric Testing Centers

Study materials:

Norman Dorf
ARE Forum

Resources for Interns

Salary Survey

For in depth salary information, visit this website or stop by our office to view the comprehensive salary survey.


This nonprofit, think tank offers insight on architectural education, internship, and licensure.

The Survival Guide to Architectural Internship and Career Development by Grace H. Kim, AIA is published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design by Lee Waldrep, is also published by Wiley

IDP Mentoring:

A new service provided to help pair associates with Architects to fulfill requirements of the Intern Development Program.