NCARB and California Architects Board Host Licensure Workshop


22 June 2013—The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the California Board of Architects welcomed architecture students, interns, and Intern Development Program (IDP) supervisors and mentors to an outreach event on Friday, June 21, in conjunction with NCARB’s 94th Annual Meeting in San Diego.

NCARB CEO Michael J. Armstrong kicked off the licensure workshop by giving attendees an inside glimpse into the Council’s latest initiatives. “We are in the midst of a lot of change in our organization,” Armstrong told a packed room. “We just unveiled plans to develop the next version of the Architect Registration Examination—ARE 5.0; we’re taking a closer look at how the IDP can be streamlined; and we’re having conversations with colleges across the country to see how our programs can more closely align with the profession’s expectations.”

In a continued effort to engage emerging professionals, attendees heard from a host of experts including NCARB Director of Internship + Education Harry M. Falconer Jr., AIA, NCARB; NCARB Director of Examination Erica J. Brown, AIA, NCARB; 2012 Intern Think Tank Chair Corey Clayborne, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Intern Think Tank member Michael Archer; and Marccus Reinhardt, Administrative Analyst for the California Architects Board.

Guests learned about everything from California licensure requirements, to earning IDP experience, to the value of NCARB Certification and the upcoming launch of My Examination.

The workshop culminated with a Q&A and networking event with NCARB staff. To learn more about our outreach events, visit