AIA understands how valuable Emerging Professionals and their engagement can be to the profession as a whole as well as to members’ individual careers. Emerging Professionals are architecture students, recent graduates, professionals working towards licensure, and architects licensed ten years or less.


We have study guides for:

  • ARE 5.0


  • And, we still have ARE 4.0 guides, just in case

Reach out to our EP Liaison Shawn Mulligan to check out study materials, or for more information about attending the EP lunch discussion series.

Why Join?

Joining the AIA as a young professional offers a variety of networking opportunities, resources for growth and valuable career connections. 

Lunch and Learns provide continuing education or IDP hours. AIA CVA provides access to more opportunities for educational exposure or IDP hours through job site visits, workshops, and lectures.

Membership in the AIA Central Virginia chapter allows you to connect more deeply with the Central Virginia community, form new relationships in the area, and serve the community using your talents and skills. Get started!

A degree from a NAAB accredited school is not a requirement for Membership in the AIA.