Professional members (except at Retired level) are required to obtain 8 continuing education (CE) hours per year.
Certified professional building designer members must meet requirements of and receive certification from National Council of Building Designer Certification and devote 50% or more work time to the profession of a building design.
Professional Building Designer members are required to be engaged in the professional practice of building design for at least five years and devote 50% or more work time to the profession of building design. Up to two years of related education may be substituted for an equal amount of experience.
Retired members are AIBD members who have retired from the practice of building design.
General members are not required to obtain CE hours.
Building Designer membership requires being engaged in the professional practice of building design for at least four years and devoting 50% or more work time to the profession of building design. Up to two years related education may be substituted for an equal amount of experience.
Design Intern membership requires being engaged as a drafting technician, CAD operator or design intern for at least two years or being a graduate from a post secondary school in architecture or drafting technology and devoting 50% or more work time as a drafting technician, CAD operator or design intern.
Drafting Technician membership requires being engaged in the practice of building design as a drafting technician, CAD operator, architectural rendering or design intern but not meeting the requirements for higher levels of membership.
Design Student membership consists of students participating in course of instruction in architecture, engineering, architectural drafting or design technology at a university, college, vocational or high school, or individuals who are participating in on-the-job training.
Associate membership consists of individuals, businesses, firms or corporations whose interests are related to the building design profession and supports local interest and the goals of the AIBD.
Affiliate membership consists of professional or industry organizations whose interests are related or similar to those of the AIBD.
Educator membership is for instructors and subjects pertinent to the profession of building design.
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