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Architectural Experience Program™ (AXP™)

Welcome to the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) ­webpage. This page is designed to provide a framework to guide you through gaining and recording your professional experience. Developed by NCARB, the program is required by most U.S. jurisdictions and is a key step on the path to earning a license.

Through the AXP, you'll learn how to safely and competently handle the scenarios you’ll face as an architect. With broad experience areas that reflect the phases of practice, the program prepares you for everything from site design to project management.­ CLICK HERE for more information about the AXP.

When you're ready, visit the Architect's Registration Exam (ARE) webpage for more information on taking, and passing, the ARE exam.

­Florida Registration Board Requirements

CLICK HERE to view the Florida requirements for licensure.

­AIA Reference

CLICK HERE for more information.

AIA Florida Mentorship Toolkit

CLICK HERE­­ to review and reference the toolkit

­Need Help?

Florida's Architect Licensing Advisor

Gloria Kloter, AIA, NCARB, CODIA­



Educator Advisors

­Educator advisors are appointed by the dean of each NAAB-accredited architecture school. They are responsible for distributing information and providing guidance to students at their school on the AXP and the path to licensure.

Florida A&M University
Andrew D. Chin
Phone: (850) 599-3244

University of Florida
David Rifkind
Phone: (352) 294-1456­ ­

Florida Atlantic University
Joseph Choma, PhD
Phone: (954) 762-5295


University of Miami
Rodolphe el-Khoury, PhD
Phone: (305) 284-5000


Florida International University
Henry Rueda
Phone: (305) 348-6913


University of South Florida
Robert M. MacLeod, AIA
Phone: (813) 974-6015


You will need an active NCARB Record to participate in the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), take the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), have your Record transmitted to an architectural registration board for initial or reciprocal registration, and apply for and maintain an NCARB Certificate.

We work to keep our costs low for licensure candidates beginning their professional careers — which is why the fees for some programs and services increase after initial licensure.

  • Application fee for licensure candidates:­­$100
    Covers your initial application for an NCARB Record, maintains your active Record for one year, and includes one free Record transmittal to support your application for initial registration.
  • Application fee for registered architects: $1,100
    If you are already licensed in a U.S. jurisdiction, but have never held an NCARB Record, this application fee will cover the costs of evaluating your credentials for the NCARB Certificate. If you are approved for certification within 12 months of your application, your renewal date will be extended one year at no extra cost.
    Please note: If you are registered in a country other than the United States, contact our Customer Relations team at (202) 879-0520 to get details on the application process.
  • Annual renewal fee for licensure candidates:­­$85
    Maintains your active Record for one year.
  • Annual renewal fee for registered architects:­­$225
    Maintains your active Record for one year.
  • Lapsed Record­
    • Licensure candidate:­­ $85­­annual renewal fee for each year or partial year lapsed, up to $185 (the cost of the application plus one annual renewal).
    • Architect:­­ $250­­ plus the cost of all outstanding annual renewal fees, up to $1,100
  • Transmittal:­ $400
    Includes one transmittal of your NCARB Record to a U.S., Canadian, or other foreign architectural registration authority.
  • Paper processing fee:­ $20
    Covers the additional cost of renewing your NCARB Record via paper form. To avoid this charge, renew your Record online through ­My NCARB.




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