Destination: Architect

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Destination: Architect Video Series

Architects are responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of the people who occupy the buildings they create. Therefore, the path to licensure is designed to help aspiring architects meet that important responsibility.

Destination: Architect is a fast-paced video series that maps out key licensure requirements and highlights what you need to know before getting started. Learn the “rules of the road,” so you can chart a course that will get you to your destination of becoming an architect.

Overview

To be an architect, you need to be licensed. Here's an overview of the path to licensure and how to get started.

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Education

Before choosing a degree program, make sure you're aware of the education requirement for architectural licensure.

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Experience

Earning experience is an essential step on the path to becoming an architect. Learn more about how to meet the experience requirement for architectural licensure.

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Examination

If you want to become an architect, you'll need to pass the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). Here's what you need to know about fulfilling this important requirement for licensure.

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Licensure and Certification

Earning a license means you can call yourself an architect. Here's what you need to know about applying for licensure and making the most of your career through certification.


The Destination: Architect video series can also be found on the NCARB YouTube channel. Additionally, if you are interested in having an NCARB representative speak to your school, firm, or event on licensure-related topics—please contact Martin Smith msmith@ncarb.org for more information.

Related Publications

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IDP Update: IDP Required Hours Reduced by a Third (July 2015)
Effective immediately, the Intern Development Program (IDP) will require 3,740 total hours.

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ARE Update: 2015 ARE Exam Guides Now Available (August 2015)
The updated ARE Exam Guides include new sample questions that reflect current AIA contracts and new writing standards.

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