ABOUT DOG-GONE TIME! 12 Architecture Schools to Offer “Integrated Path” to Licensure BEFORE Graduation

© Matthew Carbone

The path to licensure in architecture is a giant pain, so in an effort to ease and better optimize that journey, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has accepted proposals from 12 accredited US architecture schools to implement an “Integrated Path” to licensure. This new initiative will enable students the opportunity to BOTH finish their Intern Development Program (IDP) requirements and complete their Architect Registration Exams (ARE) before even graduating with a bachelor degree! Plus, students aren’t required to pass all ARE divisions in order to graduate, and only need to retake the necessary tests go gain licensure! #Progress!

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US Architecture Schools Express Interest in Conferring Licensure to Graduates 

After 4 years of undergraduate education and internships/experience, and 2 MORE years of graduate school studies, it had already been clear that becoming a licensed architect is no easy feat ANY recently graduated architecture student. After graduation, one must complete the required internship hours and passing the seven (yes, SEVEN) exams — which is already quite the daunting task — which often takes years of work after college to surpass. It’s even more daunting when you graduate into a NON-HIRING architecture market and made the choice to stop chasing it and switch career paths (as myself and MANY of my colleagues have done).  Now, it seems the process from collegiate education to licensure is getting streamlined, and it’s LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG overdue. Continue reading “US Architecture Schools Express Interest in Conferring Licensure to Graduates “