Effective January 1, 2005, the State of California will implement significant changes in the criteria for Architectural licensure.
On and after this date candidates must complete the Intern Development Program (IDP), which was established and will be enforced by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
IDP provides a three-year curriculum in preparation for the architectural licensing exams. It establishes a mentorship system and an in-house supervisor for the employee involved.
Stafford King Wiese Architects enthusiastically endorses this change and will support our employees pursuing licensure through mentorship, skills development and reimbursement of fees for successful licensees. We believe IDP is an essential practice component for licensure, and offers hands-on training and mentorship to our employees through continuing education and one-on-one assistance in the key areas of architectural practice. It is our goal that our employees develop their competencies to the fullest and that they become well-rounded professionals.
To support this goal SKW has implemented SKW University. Based on the belief that learning is a lifelong endeavor and that continuous improvement is necessary to achieve our best. SKW University is an organized collection of training opportunities designed to assist every employee in each significant aspect of the world of the firm. The IDP program is a component of the SKW University program. SKW University consists of the following 5 schools: Professional / Technical, Technology, Management and Leadership, Business Development, Quality.
For more information on California's IDP program and requirements, visit www.cab.ca.gov