Become an Associate Member

Associate membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria: professional degree in architecture; currently work under the supervision of an architect; currently enrolled in the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and working toward licensure; or faculty member in a university program in architecture.

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  • Access a range of expertise through a peer network of nearly 88,000 colleagues.
  • Attend events, activities, and network through your state and local AIA components—demonstrate leadership skills and raise the visibility of the profession in your community.
  • Signify that as an AIA member you adhere to a professional code of ethics and share a common goal to build better a better world for all people.
  • Architectural Experience Program (AXP), including help finding AXP coordinators and mentors

More knowledge

  • Architect Registration Examination® (ARE) study resources and instruction to support you on the path to licensure.
  • The Emerging Professional’s Companion, an online resource to gain AXP credit.
  • National Associates Committee (NAC) programs, activities, and resources that ensure you have a strong voice within the AIA. You also receive relevant news and announcements by e-mail and social media.
  • AIA Transcript to track AIA continuing education provider courses. Associate members and interns can earn AXP Supplemental Experience hours by completing approved AIA continuing education courses. One AIA Learning Unit is equal to one AXP supplemental experience hour.
  • AIA Knowledge Communities, up to 25 professional interest groups that help you build a peer network with like-minded colleagues who share your professional interests and aspirations.
  • Subscriptions to AIA Architect, e-newsletter covering news, practice, and key trends; ARCHITECT, and the official journal of the AIA.

More resources

  • AIA Career Center assistance to find internship and professional opportunities.
  • AIA Advantage discounts on products and services such as shipping, credit cards, technology, and more.

The sooner you become a member, the sooner you will be able to experience everything that your professional association has to offer.

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