NCARB by the Numbers (2012)

The June 2012 inaugural edition of NCARB by the Numbers includes the NCARB Abstract, which provides charts and information that draw on NCARB Record data, and the NCARB Perception Survey Report, which shares an analysis of the perceptions of interns and architects surveyed by NCARB in December 2011. [download

The NCARB Abstract
While interns have the choice of completing the IDP at their own pace, data mined for the NCARB Abstract helps bust a pervasive myth that “IDP takes too long” and reveals that the median—one measure of central tendency—time to complete the IDP is actually about five years. Additionally, the data shows that those with B.Arch. and M.Arch. degrees tend to complete the IDP even faster.


Average Time to Complete IDP


NCARB Perception Survey Report
The 2011 NCARB Perception Survey was conducted in December 2011 with both architects and interns and primarily examined perceptions about NCARB certification.

One piece of survey data indicates that young architects are applying for the NCARB Certificate significantly sooner after licensure than architects over the age of 35. While many factors may be at work here, a key driver may be NCARB’s Discounted Certificate Application Fee, which offers free certification (a $1,500 value) to interns who have kept their Record active to licensure.

Acquiring an NCARB Certificate
*NCARB Abstract data current as of 8 May 2012

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