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How to become an Architect in Colorado

The licensing requirements for Colorado allow for various degree paths, and will require completion of the Internship Development Program (IDP) in 2014 along with completion of the Architect Registration Exams (ARE).

Candidates can also begin taking the ARE’s before they have completed the Internship Development Program, which helps to save some time.

How to become an Architect in Colorado:

1. Completion of a combination of degree and experience hours as follows:

  • B.Arch + 3 years professional experience
  • M.Arch + 3 years professional experience
  • Four-year Architecture Degree + 5 years professional experience
  • Four-year related Degree + 7 years professional experience
  • Four-year BA or BS Degree + 8 years professional experience
  • AA or AS in Architecture + 8 years professional experience
  • AA or AS non-related Degree + 9 years professional experience
  • No Degree + 10 years professional experience

    3. Successful completion of Architect Registration Exam (ARE) as administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

    To find more information on licensing requirements visit the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Professions and Occupations.


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