NCARB opens up official certification to much wider field of architecture students
If you didn't get a degree from a NAAB-accredited program, but have spent years accumulating Architectural Experience Program-worthy hours, you may now receive an official NCARB certification. How? Well, the details are spelled out in the press release below, but think of it as a potential reward... View full entry
Architecture students at 17 schools will get licensed quicker with help from NCARB's new licensure program, IPAL
The recently introduced IPAL, or Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure, promises to streamline the architectural licensure process for students at 17 universities and colleges by incorporating the Architectural Experience Program into the curriculum. Licensure, which is required by a majority... View full entry
Why We’re Thankful for Licensed Architects
This post is brought to you by PPI. Being able to call yourself an architect is just one perk of becoming licensed. After hours of studying, practicing, and testing, licensed architects can confidently take on unique design projects with knowledge and experience to back up their choices. This is... View full entry
ARE 5.0 officially launches today
The ARE 5.0 is finally here, and it's eight hours and one division shorter than its predecessor. Additionally, new testing methods, including the soothing sounding drag-and-place, have been added to the exam. As a press release pithily explains: "ARE 5.0 features the latest graphic testing... View full entry
Five Can’t-Miss ARE Updates from NCARB
This post is brought to you by PPI. It’s an exciting time to be an ARE candidate. With the release of ARE 5.0, new information is revealing itself daily. Keeping up with these updates can be difficult, but not impossible. Read on to discover essential ARE updates from NCARB that will help you... View full entry
Are You Ready for ARE 5.0?
This post is brought to you by PPI. As the release date for ARE 5.0 draws near, knowing what to expect on the new test is becoming more pertinent for ARE candidates. Exciting breakthroughs in graphic testing methods and a desire to move away from the outdated CAD software system were just a... View full entry
Latest NCARB report shows faster path to licensure
According to the recently released 2016 edition of “NCARB by the Numbers”, looking at "key insights into architectural education, the path to licensure, and diversity in the profession", the time it takes to get an architecture license has continued to gradually decrease, as the average age... View full entry
The ARE 5.0 Loophole You Should Know
This post is brought to you by PPI. If you are on the path to becoming a licensed architect, you may already be aware that the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) is being updated starting November 1st, 2016. You may not know that there could be significant benefits in store for you if you... View full entry
More women joined the profession in 2015 than ever before
The architectural design profession continues to grow, with more women pursuing licensure than ever before, according to data released today by the NCARB...The number of practitioners working toward licensure reached an all-time high in 2015 with more than 41,500 individuals either taking the Architect Registration Exam, reporting Architecture Experience Program (AXP, formerly IDP) hours, or both. That’s up from 37,178 in 2014—a record high at that time.
— Architect Magazine
But, as a recent poll conducted by the AIA shows, gender discrimination and harassment remains high. More than two-thirds of women polled in a survey in March reported a lack of gender equity in architecture.For more on the state of women in the profession, check out these links:How sexist is... View full entry
Upcoming Architect Registration Exam® (ARE®) Change
This post is brought to you by PPI. As an aspiring architect, you are required to pass the ARE for initial licensure in all U.S. jurisdictions.The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) have just released new information regarding their upcoming release of ARE version... View full entry
Are you experienced? NCARB changes IDP to AXP: Architectural Experience Program
After announcing last summer that it would "sunset" the term "intern" from its nomenclature, NCARB has now begun enacting that transition with the Intern Development Program, which will be renamed the Architectural Experience Program (AXP). The change will become effective on June 29 of this... View full entry
ARE 5.0 Is Coming—Why Start Studying Now?
This post is brought to you by PPI. In 2016, NCARB announced a change to the ARE exam format. The goal is to align the ARE with current practice management, project management, and project design activities in the architecture profession.The new exam will be launched late 2016, but you have will... View full entry
2015 NCARB Awardees to implement new curricula "to expand and reposition practice"
The NCARB Award was established back in 2001 to encourage architecture schools to develop innovative curricula that integrates architectural practice and education, as well as leaves a lasting positive impact for students and faculty.For 2015, the NCARB Award Jury selected three U.S. schools, who... View full entry
There are now 14 programs working with NCARB to offer licensure upon graduation
NCARB announced last year that it would work with architecture schools to create a path to licensure upon graduation, and since then, it's approved 14 programs – the latest being at the University of Kansas. These programs are already NAAB-accredited and don't guarantee licensure upon... View full entry
Taking your licensing exams? Prepare for ARE 5.0's release with NCARB's "Transition Calculator"
NCARB is phasing out the ARE 4.0 and introducing the ARE 5.0 in late 2016, which means that depending where you are with your licensing exams, you'll probably need to figure out how your ARE 4.0 credits apply to the new version. Anticipating this need, the NCARB has released a "Transition... View full entry