Architects Asked to Participate in NCARB’s Practice Analysis Survey

Washington, DC—Architects from around the United States and Canada are invited to participate in the 2007 NCARB Practice Analysis Survey of Architects.

Beginning April 9, NCARB Certificate holders and AIA members may receive an e-mail invitation to participate in the online survey. The survey will take approximately 40 minutes to complete and can be saved and completed in multiple sessions. Respondents will be asked to rate a range of knowledge, skills, and abilities and provide commentary where appropriate. Participants will have until May 7, 2007 to complete the survey.

The 2007 Practice Analysis is a systematic plan to collect data that reliably and accurately describes the knowledge and skills necessary to practice architecture independently while safeguarding the public health, safety, and welfare.

The last study was published in 2001 and spurred the ongoing evolution of the Architect Registration Examination. Participation in this year’s survey is critical as the results will provide information for reviewing and updating the Intern Development Program (IDP) and the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).

Prometric, NCARB’s test development and psychometric consultant, will administer the online survey. All responses collected will be kept confidential. It is anticipated that the results of the 2007 NCARB Practice Analysis will be distributed in early 2008.

Those who do not receive the survey, but would like to participate, should contact Malia Stroble at mstroble@ncarb.org.

Only registered architects may complete the survey and will need to provide proof of valid licensure in order to participate.

NCARB wishes to thank the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils (CCAC) for their assistance in making this survey available to as many architects as possible.