Licensure 101: NCARB Outreach on the Road

8 September 2011

Catholic University
Washington, DC—The NCARB Outreach team hit the road yesterday to visit students at Catholic University of America and give them the inside scoop on the path to architectural registration. A group of approximately 90 students, graduate and undergraduate, had the chance to hear how to best prepare themselves for internship, examination, and all aspects of their growth as architectural professionals.

"The real value of having NCARB staff come out is that they are the ones who deal with licensure requirements every day," said Dr. Raj Barr, FAIA, RIBA, NCARB, Professor of Practice at the Catholic University of America. "I value their ability to come and present firsthand information in a way that really resonates with the kids, even with recent shifting market conditions. I want students to get this information straight from the source."

NCARB speakers provide a clear and casual forum for students to learn about the requirements for architectural licensure and ask questions about their own experiences. Opportunities for students of all levels to be proactive in their internships are increasing, and NCARB Outreach offers a great resource for essential insight about the IDP, ARE, and the important steps that students can take today.

If you are interested in having NCARB Outreach speakers come to your school, contact Martin Smith, Manager, IDP at