Associate membership


Associate membership is open to individuals who have a professional degree in architecture, work under the supervision of an architect, are enrolled in AXP, or are a faculty member in a university program in architecture.

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Whether you’re pursuing your license, just starting out on your career path or need a boost, AIA is a great place to start. An Assoc. AIA designation lets your clients, peers, employers know about your commitment to the profession.  

Get connected

As part of the next generation of architecture professionals, you can develop new contacts, opportunities, skills and influence through networking, continuing education, mentoring and leadership opportunities.

The AIA Center for Emerging Professionals (CEP) is the authoritative voice and resources for recent graduates and newly licensed architects.

Get engaged

Emerging professionals enrolled in NCARB’s Architectural Experience Program (AXP) can receive experience hours by attending AIA-approved Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) continuing education hours. AIA members can log onto their continuing education profile at any time to log HSW credits toward their AXP hours.

Get ahead

Prepare for the ARE® with exclusive members-only discounts on video tutorials through AIA ARE® Prep: Powered by Black Spectacles tutorials.

Earn additional AXP credit every month at no cost with our online learning tool, emerge by AIAU.

AIA is where the architecture and design community come together to share knowledge, expertise, and get involved.

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Dues installment plan

All newly joining members are eligible to participate in the Dues Installment Program. Enroll no later than April 30, 2018 and pay your membership dues in up to six monthly installments. 2018 membership dues enrolled in the dues installment plan must be paid in full by June 30, 2018.

Tax deductible dues statement

For state and federal income tax purposes, payments to the AIA and its components are generally deductible as trade or business expenses—except for the percentage spent on lobbying federal or state governments. Consult a tax professional to determine the appropriate tax treatment of your dues.

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