Inside the 2018 NCARB By the Numbers: The Status of the Profession

The licensing body’s annual report details the status of diversity, education, and interest in the architecture industry in 2017. By Katharine Keane Courtesy NCARB Today, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has released its complete NCARB By...
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Here’s How Architectural Licensing Boards Can Uphold Ethical Practice

The newly updated “Model Rules of Conduct” intentionally calls out “workplace harassment as an issue of focus for disciplinary consideration,” writes the organization’s CEO. By Michael J. Armstrong Workplace demeanor, professionalism in business...
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Readers react to AIA’s statement on removing licensing requirements

By Gabrielle Golenda The AIA has publicly denounced the decision of some states to remove licensure requirements for architects, a move that left some of our readers feeling rather verklempt. When the news broke last month, our comments section hosted a healthy confab on the...
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NCARB: Time to Licensure Drops 9.6 Months in 2016 | Architect Magazine

According to the licensing body’s 2017 “NCARB by the Numbers,” the average time to licensure is down to 12.5 years. By Katharine Keane The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced today that the time to licensure has dropped to an...
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NCARB Announces Alternate Path to Licensure for Experienced Professionals | Architect Magazine

Designers with more than five years experience can now satisfy the Architectural Experience Program’s requirements by completing an online portfolio of work. By Katharine Keane The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced on Thursday at the...
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A New Era of Exams for Licensing and Certification | Architect Magazine

The transition to ARE 5.0 has begun. By STEVE CIMINO FOR AIA ARCHITECT With the calendar’s turn to November comes a fresh opportunity for future architects, and the chance to take stock of their progress forward. On the first of this month, the National Council of Architectural...
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NCARB: The Number of Architects in the U.S. Continues to Rise

The path to licensure is getting shorter, while the profession is still struggling with gender and racial equity. By Hallie Busta The number of licensed architects in the U.S. continues to grow, as does the number of emerging professionals at their heels, according to the...
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NCARB Shares More Details About the New Architect Registration Examination | Architect Magazine

Changes to question types and testing methods trim 8 hours off the total exam time in version 5.0. By Hallie Busta NCARB is shaking things up. The next update to the Architect Registration Examination (ARE)—the final stop for many architects on the some-would-argue-too-long path...
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NCARB Releases Study Tool for Aspiring Architects | Architect Magazine

The interactive Transition Calculator prepares candidates for a new version of the Architect Registration Exam. By Caroline Massie Today, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) released a new tool to help aspiring architects prepare for the new...
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Architect Licensing Needs a Gut Rehab – WSJ

No wonder fewer students are signing up—it takes on average 14.5 years after high school to become licensed. By Frank J. Mruk III The housing industry is making a comeback: A Sept. 17 Commerce Department report revealed that contractors are continuing to build homes at a furious...
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