"NCARB Talks" Video Series Debuts

Tips on how to develop a plan to get licensed by the architects who work at NCARB

13 April 2011

Washington, DC—The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has launched a new video  series entitled “NCARB Talks,” featuring short, informal conversations with architects on staff. These videos give viewers a glimpse of individual triumphs and challenges on the path to licensure. They discuss their experiences with the Intern Development Program (IDP), the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®), and the importance of getting licensed and ultimately NCARB certified.

Whether you are a student considering the profession, or are an intern currently in the process of becoming licensed, this series provides insight into the licensure process. These videos are also a resource to illustrate the realities of the profession for those mentoring the next generation of architects.

In addition to the hundreds of volunteer architects from the 54 U.S. registration boards who work to contribute to the development of NCARB’s programs, there are many architects on staff in its Washington, DC office. As is typical  in the profession, each of these individuals had their own unique plan to earn their license to practice architecture.

The “NCARB Talks” series will first feature Assistant Director, ARE Development Jared Zurn, AIA, NCARB, and Manager, IDP Martin Smith, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate. For Zurn, the driving factor in seeking his  license was independence—he knew that if he became licensed, he really had more opportunities. While for Smith, getting to licensure was about discovering his passion for the profession. Wherever his life takes him, he will maintain his licensed because he knows he will go back to it

All videos will be available in Publications and Resources and NCARB’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/NCARBorg.


The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ membership is made up of the architectural registration boards of all 50 states as well as those of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCARB assists its member registration boards in carrying out their duties and provides a certification program for individual architects.

NCARB protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. In order to achieve these goals, the Council develops and recommends standards to be required of an applicant for architectural registration; develops and recommends standards regulating the practice of architecture; provides to Member Boards a process for certifying the qualifications of an architect for registration; and represents the interests of Member Boards before public and private agencies. NCARB has established reciprocal registration for architects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Visit: www.ncarb.org  
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ncarb  
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncarb  

Related Content

Getting an Initial License
Each jurisdiction sets its own requirements for initial registration, examination, and corporate practice. You should check with the individual board to verify registration and practice requirements.

Certification and Reciprocity
NCARB certification facilitates reciprocal registration among all 54 U.S. registration boards and 11 Canadian jurisdictions.