The state of Texas requires new licensure candidates hold a professional architecture degree from a NAAB or CACB accredited university. In Texas the NAAB accredited university College of Architecture programs are:
Architects-in-Training have to complete a number of hours of PAID work under the supervision of practicing architect. Hours are recorded through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards' (NCARB) Architectural Experience Program (AXP). These required 3,740 hours are broken down into 6 sections:
The application fee to join NCARB is $100.
The annual renewal fee for your NCARB Record is $85 annually.
New Architects to be licensed in the state of Texas need to have passed all 6 sections of the Architect Registration Exams (AREs). These sections are:
Once you have a professional degree, have completed your AXP hours, and passed all sections of the AREs, you will be able to register with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE).
AIA Amarillo has study guides (pictured above) available for our members. For more information contact Ernesto Guzman, AIA (FY22 AIA Amarillo Associate Director).
AIA Amarillo also has several resources available for associate AIA members to utilize that have been made available from members' personal libraries. Please review the available resources on the Architecture Development Library page!
As an Associate member of AIA Amarillo, you also have access to AIA National's ARE Prep Resource: Archiprep. This service is a monthly subscription that provides study items for all ARE Sections, flash cards, practice exams, and more!