Summary Report of Vote on Resolutions at NCARB’s Annual Business Meeting

June 18, 2016

Seattle, WA—During the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Annual Business Meeting in Seattle, delegates representing 54 of the Council’s 54 Member Boards that oversee the practice of architecture voted on the following resolutions:

[Resolution 2016-01] [Resolution 2016-02] [Resolution 2016-03] [Resolution 2016-04] [Resolution 2016-05] [Resolution 2016-06] [Resolution 2016-07] [Resolution 2016-08] [Resolution 2016-09] [Resolution 2016-10]

Resolution 2016-01: Mutual Recognition Arrangement with Australia and New Zealand

Passed: 45-8

RESOLVED, that the Mutual Recognition Arrangement between the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) representing the 54 architectural registration boards of the United States, the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) representing the eight state and territory architectural registration boards of Australia, and the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) representing the registered architects of New Zealand, be and hereby is ratified and approved as published in Appendix A in these resolutions.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Mutual Recognition Arrangement shall be submitted to the Council Member Boards for review and approval; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the approval of the Mutual Recognition Arrangement by a majority of all Council Member Boards, and following collection of a signed Letter of Undertaking from 28 Member Boards, this arrangement will become effective January 1, 2017. Additional jurisdictions may sign the Letter of Undertaking and be considered party to the Arrangement after its effective date.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that, if implemented, Section 3 of the NCARB Certification Requirements set forth in the NCARB Certification Guidelines (page 13) be modified to encompass all Mutual Recognition Arrangements in lieu of the NCARB + CALA MRA alone effective January 1, 2017.

“SECTION 3
REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION OF AN ARCHITECT REGISTERED IN A CANADIAN FOREIGN JURISDICTION THROUGH AN ESTABLSIHED MUTUAL RECOGNITION ARRANGEMENT WITH NCARB

To be eligible, an architect must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States or Canada, and their principal place of practice must be in a jurisdiction that is a current signatory of the Agreement to seek licensure in the other country. They must be licensed and have completed at least 2,000 hours of post-licensure experience practicing in their home country. Architects that were originally licensed in the United States or Canada through a foreign reciprocal registration agreement will not be eligible under this agreement. 

The conditions for a U.S. architect to pursue reciprocal licensure in a Canadian jurisdiction\through this Agreement include that they are currently licensed in good standing by one or more NCARB Member Board(s) that is a current signatory to this Agreement, that they hold an active NCARB Certificate, and that they meet the eligibility requirements noted above.

The conditions for a Canadian architect to pursue reciprocal licensure in a U.S. jurisdiction through this Agreement include that they are currently licensed in good standing by one or more CALA jurisdiction(s) that is a current signatory to this Agreement, that they hold an active NCARB Certificate, and that they meet the eligibility requirements noted above.

NCARB enters into Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA) with countries based on a thorough review of their regulatory standards including the education, experience, and examination requirements for licensure. U.S. jurisdictions that choose to become signatories to an MRA will recognize an NCARB Certificate issued in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MRA.

Eligibility requirements and conditions for certification are established by each Agreement/Arrangement. The basic provisions include:

- citizenship or lawful permanent residence in a country that is party to the arrangement;
- licensure in good standing in a signatory jurisdiction in the home country; 
- a specific period of post-licensure experience in the home country;
- licensure in the home country that was not obtained through any other foreign reciprocal arrangements.

Please refer to the NCARB website for the detailed requirements of each MRA. 

Nothing in this section of the Certification Guidelines or the individual Mutual Recognition Arrangements precludes an applicant from independently satisfying the education, experience, and examination requirements for licensure in any U.S. or foreign jurisdiction.

Resolution 2016-02Certification Guidelines Amendment – Revision of the Alternatives to the Education Requirements for Certification

Passed: 49-5

RESOLVED, that the “Alternatives for Certification of an Architect Registered in a U.S. Jurisdiction” as included in Section 2 of the Certification Guidelines (page 12) be revised as indicated below:

2.2 Alternatives to the Education Requirement
If you do not hold a professional degree in architecture as identified in Section 1.2, NCARB will accept either of the following:

A. Satisfaction of NCARB’s Broadly Experienced Architect (BEA) Program, which permits an applicant with the required years of experience in practicing architecture as defined in the Legislative Guidelines and Model Law, Model Regulations gained while holding a registration issued by any U.S. jurisdiction to demonstrate that a combination of education and/or experience in practicing architecture satisfies all of his/her education deficiencies with respect to the NCARB Education Standard set forth in the Education Guidelines. The required years are:

  • Six years for architects who hold a pre-professional degree in architecture awarded by a U.S.-regionally accredited institution or the Canadian equivalent, or
  • Eight years for architects who hold any other baccalaureate or higher degree, or
  • Ten years for architects who do not hold a post-secondary baccalaureate or higher degree.

A. Three (3) years of continuous licensure in any U.S. jurisdiction with no disciplinary action from any jurisdiction; 

and

Documentation of experience gained pre-licensure and/or post-licensure.

The experience must be verified either by a supervisor as allowed by the NCARB Intern Development Program or by an architect familiar with the work of the applicant:

1. Architects who hold a four-year bachelor degree in an architecture-related program awarded by a U.S. regionally accredited institution or the Canadian equivalent must document two times (2x) the experience requirement of the NCARB Intern Development Program.

* Bachelor Degree in an Architecture-related Program: The term refers to any baccalaureate degree in an architecture-related program from an institution with U.S. regional accreditation that is awarded after earning less than 150 semester credits or the quarter-hour equivalent.

For instance these degrees have titles such as Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Bachelor of Environmental Design, Bachelor of Architectural Studies, etc. This list is neither all-inclusive nor exhaustive.

The amount of architecturally-defined content in these programs may vary from institution to institution.

2. All other architects (whose highest level of education may be high school, associate degree, unrelated bachelor or master degree, etc.) must:

  • Obtain an Education Evaluation Services for Architects (EESA)* evaluation, for those who have 64 or more semester credit hours of post-secondary education to determine education deficiencies.
  • Document experience as a licensed architect to satisfy subject areas identified as deficient by the EESA report through a portfolio for peer review.

*Architects with less than 64 semester credit hours of postsecondary education do not require an EESA and must satisfy all education deficiencies through an education portfolio.

B. Applicants with a degree in the field of architecture that is not accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) must obtain an Education Evaluation Services for Architects (EESA) NCARB evaluation report stating that he/she has met the NCARB Education Standard.

Architects may obtain an Education Evaluation Services for Architects (EESA) NCARB evaluation report stating that he/she has met the NCARB Education Standard.

The NCARB Intern Development Program is described in the IDP Guidelines. The NCARB Education Standard and the NCARB Broadly Experienced Architect Program are is described in the Education Guidelines,. These documents which may be revised from time to time by NCARB.

2.3 Alternatives to the Experience Requirement
This alternative shall be available only to those applicants who meet the alternative to the education requirement in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.2.A.2 and 2.2 B.

In lieu of completing the Experience Requirement identified in Section 1.3, NCARB will accept registration by an NCARB Member Board for at least five consecutive years together with a certification by the applicant that his or her experience as a registered architect met the intent of the IDP in each of the experience areas, and verification by one or more other architects that the applicant obtained such experience. This alternative shall not apply to applicants initially registered after January 1, 2011.”

FURTHER RESOLVED, except as explicitly modified by these Resolutions, all of the provisions of Alternatives for Certification of an Architect Registered in a U.S. Jurisdiction remain unchanged and in full force and effect; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that these changes shall be submitted to the Council Member Boards for review and approval; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the approval of the changes by an absolute majority of the Council Member Boards, such changes will become effective no sooner than January 1, 2017, and will apply both to applications for certification in process and new applications; if applicants whose applications were in process met all certification requirements that existed prior to the changes referenced herein, they will be eligible for certification.

Resolution 2016-03Certification Guidelines Amendment – Exam Equivalency for ARE 5.0

Passed: 54-0

RESOLVED, that the first paragraph of Appendix C of the Certification Guidelines (page 18) be amended upon the launch of ARE 5.0 to read as follows:

ARE 4.0 Exam Equivalents
Candidates who have passed some divisions but have not passed all divisions of the Architect Registration Examination in accordance with applicable policies before July 1, 2009, shall thereafter be required to pass all remaining divisions of the ARE in accordance with the ARE 4.0 Exam Equivalents identified below.

ARE 5.0 Exam Equivalents
Applicants for NCARB certification that completed a previous version of the ARE must have passed examination equivalents equal to those of the current ARE as defined below. Applicants that do not achieve all examination equivalents shall be required to pass the unachieved division(s) identified to meet the examination requirement for the NCARB Certificate.

ALSO RESOLVED, that the exam equivalencies for ARE 5.0 divisions are defined as follows upon the launch of ARE 5.0 and replace the ARE 4.0 exam equivalencies in Appendix C of the Certification Guidelines (page 18):

Practice Management (ARE 5.0) AND Project Management (ARE 5.0) are satisfied by successfully completing one examination in each of the following FOUR groups:

GROUP 1:

  1. Construction Documents & Services (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Construction Documents & Services – ARE 3.1 and prior computer-based versions (1997-2009)
  3. Division I of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section B, Part IV (1978-1982)
  5. Professional Examination Part IV (1973-1977)
  6. Examination Syllabus H (1954-1975)
  7. Section 6 of the CALE (1987-1989)

GROUP 2:

  1. Construction Documents & Services (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Building Technology (1997-2009)
  3. Division C of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section A (1979-1982)
  5. Qualifying Test E and F (1977-1978)
  6. Equivalency Examination III (1973-1976)
  7. Examination Syllabus E (1954-1975)
  8. Section 9 of the CALE (1987-1989)

GROUP 3:

  1. Programming, Planning & Practice (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Pre-Design (1997-2009)
  3. Division A of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section B, Parts I and II (1979-1982)
  5. Professional Examination Parts I and II (1973-1978)
  6. Examination Syllabus C (1954-1975)
  7. Section 7 of the CALE (1987-1989)

GROUP 4:

  1. Programming, Planning & Practice (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Site Planning (1997-2009) 1
  3. Division B (Written and Graphic) of the ARE (1988-1996)
  4. Division B of the ARE (1983-1987)
  5. Professional Examination–Section A (1979-1982)
  6. Qualifying Test E and F (1977-1978)
  7. Equivalency Examination III (1973-1976)
  8. Examination Syllabus D (1954-1975)
  9. Section 8 of the CALE (1987-1989)

Project Planning & Design (ARE 5.0) is satisfied by successfully completing one examination in each of the following SEVEN groups:

GROUP 1:

  1. Site Planning & Design (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Site Planning (1997-2009) 1
  3. Division B (Written and Graphic) of the ARE (1988-1996)
  4. Division B of the ARE (1983-1987)
  5. Professional Examination–Section A (1979-1982)
  6. Qualifying Test E and F (1977-1978) 
  7. Equivalency Examination III (1973-1976)
  8. Examination Syllabus D (1954-1975)
  9. Section 8 of the CALE (1987-1989)

GROUP 2:

  1. Building Design & Construction Systems (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Building Design/Materials & Methods (1997-2009)
  3. Division H of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section B, Part III (1978-1982)
  5. Qualifying Test C (1978-1982)
  6. Professional Examination Part III (1973-1977)
  7. Equivalency Examination II (1974-1976)
  8. Examination Syllabus F (1954-1975)
  9. Section 5 of the CALE (1987-1989)

GROUP 3:

  1. Building Design & Construction Systems (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Building Technology (1997-2009) 2
  3. Division C of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section A (1979-1982)
  5. Qualifying Test E and F (1977-1978)
  6. Equivalency Examination III (1973-1976)
  7. Examination Syllabus E (1954-1975)
  8. Section 9 of the CALE (1987-1989)

GROUP 4:

  1. Structural Systems (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. General Structures (1997-2009)
  3. Division D/F of the ARE (1988-1996)
  4. Divisions D and F of the ARE (1983-1987)
  5. Professional Examination–Section B, Part III (1979-1982)
  6. Qualifying Test B (1977-1982)
  7. Professional Examination Part III (1973-1978)
  8. Equivalency Examination II (1973-1976)
  9. Examination Syllabus G (1954-1975)
  10. Section 1 of the CALE (1989)
  11. Sections 1 and 3 of the CALE (1987-1988)

GROUP 5:

  1. Structural Systems (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Lateral Forces (1997-2009)
  3. Division E of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section B, Part III (1978-1982)
  5. Qualifying Test B (1977-1982)
  6. Professional Examination Part III (1973-1978)
  7. Equivalency Examination II (1973-1976)
  8. Examination Syllabus G (1965-1975)
  9. Section 2 of the CALE (1987-1989)

GROUP 6:

  1. Building Systems (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Mechanical & Electrical Systems (1997-2009)
  3. Division G of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section B, Part III (1978-1982)
  5. Qualifying Test D (1977-1982)
  6. Professional Examination Part III (1973-1978)
  7. Equivalency Examination II (1973-1976)
  8. Examination Syllabus I (1954-1975)
  9. Section 4 of the CALE (1987-1989)

GROUP 7:

  1. Schematic Design (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Building Planning (1997-2009) 2
  3. Division C of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section A (1979-1982)
  5. Qualifying Test E and F (1977-1978)
  6. Equivalency Examination III (1973-1976)
  7. Examination Syllabus E (1954-1975)
  8. Section 9 of the CALE (1987-1989)

Project Development & Documentation (ARE 5.0) is satisfied by successfully completing one examination in each of the following SIX groups:

GROUP 1:

  1. Construction Documents & Services (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Construction Documents & Services – ARE 3.1 and prior computer-based versions (1997-2009)
  3. Division I of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section B, Part IV (1978-1982)
  5. Professional Examination Part IV (1973-1977)
  6. Examination Syllabus H (1954-1975)
  7. Section 6 of the CALE (1987-1989)

GROUP 2:

  1. Construction Documents & Services (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Building Technology (1997-2009)
  3. Division C of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section A (1979-1982)
  5. Qualifying Test E and F (1977-1978)
  6. Equivalency Examination III (1973-1976)
  7. Examination Syllabus E (1954-1975)
  8. Section 9 of the CALE (1987-1989)

GROUP 3:

  1. Building Design & Construction Systems (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Building Design/Materials & Methods (1997-2009)
  3. Division H of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section B, Part III (1978-1982)
  5. Qualifying Test C (1978-1982)
  6. Professional Examination Part III (1973-1977)
  7. Equivalency Examination II (1974-1976)
  8. Examination Syllabus F (1954-1975)
  9. Section 5 of the CALE (1987-1989)

GROUP 4:

  1. Structural Systems (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. General Structures (1997-2009)
  3. Division D/F of the ARE (1988-1996)
  4. Divisions D and F of the ARE (1983-1987)
  5. Professional Examination–Section B, Part III (1979-1982)
  6. Qualifying Test B (1977-1982)
  7. Professional Examination Part III (1973-1978)
  8. Equivalency Examination II (1973-1976)
  9. Examination Syllabus G (1954-1975)
  10. Section 1 of the CALE (1989)
  11. Sections 1 and 3 of the CALE (1987-1988)

GROUP 5:

  1. Structural Systems (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Lateral Forces (1997-2009)
  3. Division E of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section B, Part III (1978-1982)
  5. Qualifying Test B (1977-1982)
  6. Professional Examination Part III (1973-1978)
  7. Equivalency Examination II (1973-1976)
  8. Examination Syllabus G (1965-1975)
  9. Section 2 of the CALE (1987-1989)

 GROUP 6:

  1. Building Systems (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Mechanical & Electrical Systems (1997-2009)
  3. Division G of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section B, Part III (1978-1982)
  5. Qualifying Test D (1977-1982)
  6. Professional Examination Part II (1973-1978)
  7. Equivalency Examination II (1973-1976)
  8. Examination Syllabus I (1954-1975)
  9. Section 4 of the CALE (1987-1989)

Construction & Evaluation (ARE 5.0) is satisfied by successfully completing one examination in each of the following TWO groups:

GROUP 1:

  1. Construction Documents & Services (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Construction Documents & Services – ARE 3.1 and prior computer-based versions (1997-2009)
  3. Division I of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section B, Part IV (1978-1982)
  5. Professional Examination Part IV (1973-1977)
  6. Examination Syllabus H (1954-1975)
  7. Section 6 of the CALE (1987-1989)

GROUP 2:

  1. Construction Documents & Services (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Building Technology (1997-2009)
  3. Division C of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section A (1979-1982)
  5. Qualifying Test E and F (1977-1978)
  6. Equivalency Examination III (1973-1976)
  7. Examination Syllabus E (1954-1975)
  8. Section 9 of the CALE (1987-1989)

Programming & Analysis (ARE 5.0) is satisfied by successfully completing one examination in each of the following TWO groups:

GROUP 1:

  1. Programming, Planning & Practice (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Pre-Design (1997-2009)
  3. Division A of the ARE (1983-1996)
  4. Professional Examination–Section B, Parts I and II (1979-1982)
  5. Professional Examination Parts I and II (1973-1978)
  6. Examination Syllabus C (1954-1975)
  7. Section 7 of the CALE (1987-1989)

GROUP 2:

  1. Site Planning & Design (ARE 4.0) (2008-2018)
  2. Site Planning (1997-2009) 1 
  3. Division B (Written and Graphic) of the ARE (1988-1996)
  4. Division B of the ARE (1983-1987)
  5. Professional Examination–Section A (1979-1982)
  6. Qualifying Test E and F (1977-1978)
  7. Equivalency Examination III (1973-1976)
  8. Examination Syllabus D (1954-1975)
  9. Section 8 of the CALE (1987-1989)

1. If you hold a professional degree from a NAAB-accredited program, and you passed the four-part Professional Examination between December 1973 and December 1978, and you were registered on or before March 1, 1979, you need not have passed examinations in Site Planning.
2. If you hold a professional degree from a NAAB-accredited program, and you passed the four-part Professional Examination between December 1973 and December 1978, and you were registered on or before March 1, 1979, you need not have passed examinations in Building Planning and Building Technology.”

FURTHER RESOLVED, except as explicitly modified by these Resolutions, all of the provisions of Certification Guidelines, including the Appendices, remain unchanged and in full force and effect; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that these changes shall be submitted to the Council Member Boards for review and approval; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the approval of the changes by an absolute majority of the Council Member Boards, such changes will become effective at the time the Council launches ARE 5.0 in fall 2016 and will apply to all examinations administered from that point forward.

Resolution 2016-04Certification Guidelines Amendment – Five-Year Rolling Clock and Rolling Clock Extension Policy Updates

Passed: 54-0

RESOLVED, that examination eligibility expiration, Part D of the section entitled Five-Year Rolling Clock in Appendix B of the Certification Guidelines, is wholly a function of Member Board examination policy outlined in the ARE Guidelines and not a requirement of NCARB certification, and therefore, part D of the Five-Year Rolling Clock be removed from the Certification Guidelines.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Five-Year Rolling Clock and Rolling Clock Extension policy for exam validity in Appendix B of the Certification Guidelines (page 17) be modified to provide better clarity to all stakeholders to read as follows:

Five-Year Rolling Clock
For all initial candidates for licensure, Effective January 1, 2006, and subject to certain conditions, a passing grade for any division of the ARE shall be valid for an initial period of five years plus any extensions granted under the rolling clock extension policy, after which time the division must be retaken will expire unless all divisions have been passed the candidate has completed the ARE.

Applicants for NCARB certification that completed the ARE or were licensed:

A. Prior to January 1, 2006, will not have any divisions governed by the five-year rolling clock. 
B. Prior to July 1, 2014, will have only divisions passed after January 1, 2006, governed by the five-year rolling clock.
C. On July 1, 2014 or later, will have all divisions governed by the five-year rolling clock.

Any applicant for NCARB certification that is determined to be deficient in a division of the ARE will have to test and pass that division, or the then current exam equivalents, to earn NCARB certification. Those deficient examinations, standing alone, shall be subject to the five-year rolling clock.

The transitional rules are as follows:

A. For applicants who have passed all divisions of the ARE by January 1, 2006, regardless of the time taken, such applicants will have passed the ARE. 

B. For applicants who have passed one or more but not all divisions of the ARE by January 1, 2006, such applicants will have five years to pass all remaining divisions. A passing grade for any remaining division shall be valid for five years, after which time the division must be retaken if the remaining divisions have not been passed. The five-year period shall commence after January 1, 2006, on the date when the first remaining division is passed. Any division passed prior to January 1, 2006 shall no longer remain valid if all remaining divisions have not been passed by July 1, 2014.

C. For applicants who have passed no divisions of the ARE by January 1, 2006, such applicants shall be governed by the above five-year requirement. The five-year period shall commence on the date when the first passed division is administered.

D. Effective January 1, 2011 and thereafter, the authorization to test of any applicant shall terminate unless the applicant has passed or failed a division of the ARE within a period of five years. This includes the five-year period prior to January 1, 2011. Any applicant whose authorization is so terminated must establish a new eligibility under the then current procedures of a Member Board.

Rolling Clock Extension
NCARB may allow a reasonable extension of such period to a division expiration period in circumstances where completion of all divisions the ARE within such five-year period is prevented by the birth or adoption of a child, by a serious medical condition, by active duty in military service, or by other like causes. An applicant may request such an extension by submitting a timely written application and supporting documentation as prescribed by NCARB. Upon proper application NCARB will allow parents of newborn infants or newly adopted children a six-month extension to the end of such five-year division expiration period if the birth or adoption of their child occurs within such five year rolling clock period.”

FURTHER RESOLVED, except as explicitly modified by these Resolutions, all of the provisions of Appendix B of the Certification Guidelines remain unchanged and in full force and effect; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that these changes shall be submitted to the Council Member Boards for review and approval; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the approval of the changes by an absolute majority of the Council Member Boards, such changes will become effective at the time the Council launches ARE 5.0 in fall 2016 and will apply to all examinations administered from that point forward.

Resolution 2016-05NCARB Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations Amendment – Access to the ARE for Students Enrolled in an Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure Option

Passed: 52-2

RESOLVED, that the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards create model language in the NCARB Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations for the implementation of the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure program by updating the Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that a new Section 100.601 Examination Eligibility be inserted to the Model Regulations (page 27) as follows:

100.601 Examination Eligibility

 A. [For the purpose of qualifying for the examination, an applicant shall present satisfactory evidence to the board that he/she:

i. Holds a professional degree from a school whose curriculum has been accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), or

ii. Is a student actively participating in a NCARB-accepted Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) option within a NAAB-accredited professional degree program in architecture, or

iii. Has met the education and experience requirements outlined in {insert specific reference to applicable laws/rules}]

B. The Board will determine applicant eligibility and forward eligibility information to NCARB (or the Board may request NCARB to determine such eligibility subject to its approval thereof).

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the existing Section 100.601 of Model Regulations (page 27) be renumbered and amended as follows:

100.6021 Conditions of Examination
A. The Board will determine applicant eligibility and forward eligibility information to NCARB (or the board may request NCARB to determine such eligibility subject to its approval thereof).
A. The Board will allow applicants to take the ARE at any NCARB-approved test center, whether or not it is located within this state.
B. The Board will accept the ARE results as determined by NCARB and will report the results to the applicant, or the Board may request NCARB to report such results to the applicant.
C. If there is any alleged misbehavior on the part of an applicant in connection with taking the examination, the board will investigate the allegation and take appropriate action. Misbehavior may include, without limitation, violation of NCARB’s Guidelines or policies, or an applicant’s confidentiality agreements with respect to the examination.”

FURTHER RESOLVED, that sections 100.602 Appeal and 100.603 Transfer of Scores to and from Other Boards (page 28) of the Model Regulations be renumbered as follows:

“[100.6032  Appeal]
100.6043  Transfer of Scores to and from Other Boards

FURTHER RESOVLED, that the table of contents of the Model Regulations (page 23) be amended as follows:

Examination
Examination Eligibility 100.601
Conditions of Examination 100.6021
Appeal 100.6032
Transfer of Scores to and from Other Boards 100.6043

FURTHER RESOLVED, except as explicitly modified by these Resolutions, all of the provisions of the Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations remain unchanged and in full force and effect; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that these resolutions shall be submitted to the Council Member Boards for review and approval; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon approval of the resolution by an absolute majority of Member Boards, such changes to the Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations shall become effective July 1, 2016.

Resolution 2016-06NCARB Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations Amendment – Addition of Architect Emeritus Status

Passed: 53-1

RESOLVED, that the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards add an “architect emeritus” status to the NCARB Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations by adding the term and definition to Section 1 – Definitions of Model Law in Model Law (page 16) as follows:

Architect Emeritus.
Means an honorific title granted to a previously registered architect who has retired from the active practice architecture.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that Section 4 – Registration Renewal in Model Law (page 17) be amended as follows:

SECTION 4 – REGISTRATION RENEWAL

The Board shall mail yearly [or state other time interval] to every registered architect an application for renewal of registration. Such application, properly filled out and accompanied by the renewal fee established in accordance with Section 2, shall be returned to the Board on or before the date established by the Board. After review of the facts stated in the general renewal application, the Board shall issue a registration which shall be valid for one year [or state other time interval]. Any holder of a registration who fails to renew his/her application on or before the prescribed date shall, before again engaging in the practice of architecture within the state, be required to apply for reinstatement, pay the prescribed fee, and, in circumstances deemed appropriate by the Board, be required to be reexamined.

There is hereby created, for registration renewal purposes, a status to be known as "architect emeritus," which shall apply to architects who are retired and not practicing any aspects of Architecture and who are 65 years of age or older or have been registered for a minimum of “10” years [in their state].

[States requiring that each registered architect demonstrate continuing education should include the following] A registered architect must demonstrate completion of annual continuing education activities. The Board shall by regulation describe such activities acceptable to the Board and the documentation of such activities required by the Board. The Board may decline to renew a registration if the architect’s continuing education activities do not meet the standards set forth in the Board’s regulations.”

FURTHER RESOLVED, that new Subsection D be inserted into Section 100.703 Renewal in Model Regulations (page 29) and be amended as follows:

“(C) Exemptions. An architect shall not be subject to these requirements if:

1. The architect has been granted emeritus or other similar honorific but inactive status by the Board; or
2. The architect otherwise meets all renewal requirements and is called to active military service, has a serious medical condition, or can demonstrate to the Board other like hardship, then upon the Board’s so finding, the architect may be excused from some or all of these requirements.

(D) A registrant who lists his or her occupation as “Retired” or “inactive” on the Board approved renewal form and who further certifies that he or she is no longer practicing shall be exempt from the Continuing Education Hours required. In the event such a person elects to return to active practice, he/she shall document completion of 12 HSW CEH’s before returning to active practice. Inactive or retired registrants returning to active practice must report CEH’s earned prior to the request to reactivate.

(DE) The Board adopts the forms [at the end of the Model Regulations] as the forms to be used for reporting compliance with these requirements.”

FURTHER RESOLVED, that new Section 100.707 Emeritus Status be inserted in the Model Regulations (page 28) as follows:

100.707 Emeritus Status
(A) An architect whose registration is in good standing may apply for architect emeritus status if he or she meets the following criteria:

1. The applicant is retired from the active practice of architecture. “Retired” means the architect no longer engages in the active practice of architecture as defined in [point to statute defining the practice of architecture], and
2. The applicant has been registered for at least “10” years [in their state], or
3. The applicant is 65 years of age or older.

(B) An architect who can provide, to the Board’s satisfaction, documentation that they are physically or mentally unable to participate in the active practice of architecture may also apply for architect emeritus status.

(C) Upon application to the Board, if all requirements are met, the architect shall be granted architect emeritus status.

(D) An individual granted architect emeritus status may use the title “Architect Emeritus” or “Emeritus Architect” on any letter, title, sign, card or device.

(E) If an emeritus architect wishes to return to the active practice of architecture, he/she may do so by submitting a current renewal application form, the renewal fee, and documentation of completing the continuing education hours required by regulation.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that new Section 100.707 Emeritus Status be added to the Model Regulations Table of Contents (Page 23) as follows:

Registration
Issuance 100.701
Duration 100.702
Renewal 100.703
Not Transferable 100.704
Revocation, Suspension, Cancellation
or Non-Renewal of Registration 100.705
Reissuance 100.706
Emeritus Status 100.707

FURTHER RESOLVED, except as explicitly modified by these Resolutions, all of the provisions of the Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations remain unchanged and in full force and effect; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that these resolutions shall be submitted to the Council Member Boards for review and approval; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon approval of the resolution by a majority of all Council Member Boards, such changes to the Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations shall become effective July 1, 2016.

Resolution 2016-07NCARB Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations Amendment – Reference to Military-Trained Applicants

Passed: 54-0

RESOLVED, that the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards create a section in the NCARB Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations to address the licensure of military-trained applicants by amending sections of the Model Law and Model Regulations.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that new Section 3A – Registration of Military Personnel be inserted into Model Law (page 17) as follows:

SECTION 3A – REGISTRATION OF MILITARY PERSONNEL

The board may, upon presentation of satisfactory evidence by an applicant for licensure, accept education, training, or service completed by an individual as a member of any branch of the military toward the qualifications to receive their license. The board shall promulgate rules to implement this section.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that new Sections 100.401-100.405 be inserted into Model Regulations (page 27) as follows:

[Registration Standards for Military Personnel]

[100.401 Initial Registration Standards – Military Personnel
To be granted registration other than pursuant to 100.501, an applicant must meet the requirements set forth in 100.401-100.405.

(A) In evaluating qualifications, the Board may, prior to reaching its decision, require the applicant to substantiate his/her qualifications.
(B) Other experience may be substituted for the registration requirements set forth in 100.403 only insofar as the Board considers it to be equivalent to or better than such requirements. The burden shall be on the applicant to show by clear and convincing evidence the equivalency or better of such other experience.

100.402 Good Character – Military Personnel
An applicant must be of good character as verified to the Board by employers or by honorable discharge evidenced by copy of military discharge document (DD 214).

100.403 Education – Military Personnel
An applicant must meet the Education Requirements as accepted by the Board from time to time.

100.404 Training – Military Personnel
An applicant must meet the Training Requirements as accepted by the Board from time to time. The Board may accept “professional training while in active duty” as it deems acceptable and in keeping with the Training Requirements set forth by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

100.405 Examination – Military Personnel
An applicant must have passed the Examination in accordance with the NCARB pass/fail standards current at the time the applicant took the Examination, all as accepted by the Board from time to time.]

FURTHER RESOLVED, that Sections 100.401 - 402 in Model Regulation (page 27) be amended as follows:

RECIPROCAL REGISTRATION

100.401501 Registration of NCARB Certificate Holders
An applicant who holds a current and valid certification issued by NCARB and submits satisfactory evidence of such certification to the Board shall be registered without the necessity of complying with the provisions of 100.301-305 or 100.401 - 405 if he/she:

(A) holds a current and valid registration as an architect issued by a registration authority of the United States or Canada, and submits satisfactory evidence of such registration to the Board, and
(B) files his/her application with the Board, upon a form prescribed by the Board, containing such information satisfactory to the Board concerning the applicant, as the Board considers pertinent, and pays the applicable fee established by the Board.

100.402502 [Insert any other reciprocity provisions desired and permitted by statute.]

FURTHER RESOLVED, that new Section 100.203 be inserted in Model Regulation (page 26) by moving current Model Regulation Section 100.501 (page 27) as follows:

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION

100.201 Submission of Application
Every individual seeking a registration shall submit an application to the Board on a form prescribed by the Board, accompanied by [a photograph and] the filing fee [crossreference to 100.107].

100.202 Refund of Fee
The Board, in its discretion and if otherwise allowed by law, may return the application fee paid by any applicant whose application has been rejected. No refund of the application fee shall be returned to any applicant who takes any portion of the Examination or who voluntarily withdraws after his/her application has been approved.

100.501203 Appeals
[Insert any references to applicable law providing for administrative or judicial review of the Board’s decisions respecting applicants.]”

FURTHER RESOLVED, that Section 100.501 Appeals in Model Regulations (page 27) be deleted:

APPEALS

100.501
[Insert any references to applicable law providing for administrative or judicial review of the Board’s decisions respecting applicants.]

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the table of contents in Model Regulations (page 23) be amended and renumbered as follows:

Applicant for Registration
Submission of Application 100.201
Refund of Fee 100.202
Appeals 100.203

Registration Standards
Initial Registration Standards 100.301
Good Character 100.302
Education 100.303
Training 100.304
Examination 100.305

Registration Standards for Military Personnel
Initial Registration Standards for Military Personnel
100.401
Good Character for Military Personnel
100.402
Education for Military Personnel 100.403
Training for Military Personnel 100.404
Examination for Military Personnel 100.405

Reciprocal Registration
Registration of NCARB Certificate Holders 100.401501
[Insert any other reciprocity provisions 
desired and permitted by statute.] 100.402502

Appeals
[References to applicable law providing
for administrative or judicial review]
100.501

FURTHER RESOLVED, except as explicitly modified by these Resolutions, all of the provisions of the NCARB Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations remain unchanged and in full force and effect; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that these changes shall be submitted to the Council Member Boards for review and approval; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the approval of the changes by a majority of all of the Council Member Boards, such changes will become effective July 1, 2016.

Resolution 2016-08NCARB Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations and Certification Guidelines Amendments – Updating the name of the Intern Development Program

Passed: 52-2

RESOLVED, that the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards amend the requirements for certification in the Certification Guidelines and NCARB Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations to reflect the new name of the Intern Development Program as approved by the Board of Directors.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that Section III Qualifications for Registration Under State Procedure in Legislative Guidelines (page 8) be amended as follows:

“C If the state wishes to invest its state board with discretion to reject or take disciplinary action against an applicant who is not of “good moral character,” the statute should specify only the aspects of the applicant’s background germane to the inquiry, such as

(i) conviction for commission of a felony;

(ii) misstatement or misrepresentation of fact or other misconduct in connection with seeking registration, including without limitation misconduct involving violation of applicable rules protecting the integrity of the architect licensing process such as the Architect Registration Examination or the Intern Development Architectural Experience Program (AXP), formerly known as the Intern Development Program (IDP);”

FURTHER RESOLVED, that definition of Training Requirements in Section 100.006 Terms Defined Herein in the Model Regulations (page 25) be amended to reflect the new name of the Intern Development Program as follows:

"Training Requirements
The Architectural Experience Program (AXP), formerly known as the Intern Development Program (IDP), training requirements established from time to time by NCARB for certification by NCARB, as accepted by the Board from time to time.”

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the title and text of “Changes to the NCARB Education Standard and IDP” in the Certification Guidelines (page 10) be amended to reflect the new name of the Intern Development Program as follows:

"Changes to the NCARB Education Standard and the IDPAXP

A change in the NCARB Education Standard or the IDPAXP becomes effective on the date of the change as described in a notice given to all Member Boards, at which time such change shall also be posted on NCARB’s website. The effective date shall be a minimum of 60 days after the date of such notice. Any change in the NCARB Education Standard and the IDPAXP applies both to Records in process and new Records. An existing Record holder who has satisfied the NCARB Education Standard and/or the IDPAXP prior to the effective date of the change shall be treated as having satisfied either or both.”

FURTHER RESOLVED, that Section 1, “Requirements for Certification of an Architect Registered in a U.S. Jurisdiction,” Subsection 1.3 “Experience Requirement” in the Certification Guidelines (page 11) be amended as follows:

1.3 Experience Requirement

You must have completed the Intern Development Program (IDP) Architectural Experience Program (AXP). To begin participation in the IDPAXP, an applicant shall have established an NCARB Record and met all requirements for eligibility listed in the IDPAXP Guidelines, which may be revised from time to time by NCARB. 

The IDPAXP Guidelines describes the specific experience requirements including eligibility to begin participation in the IDPAXP, experience settings, categories, areas, hour minimums and maximums, timely reporting and verification of experience, and the like.

For additional information, please refer to the IDPAXP Guidelines.

The Reporting Requirements identified in the IDPAXP Guidelines do not apply to architects registered in the United States or Canada or to architects credentialed by a foreign registration authority pursuing NCARB certification.”

FURTHER RESOLVED, that Section 2, “Alternatives for Certification of an Architect Registered in a U.S. Jurisdiction,” Subsection 2.3 “Alternatives to Experience Requirement” in the Certification Guidelines (page 12) be amended as follows:

2.3 Alternatives to the Experience Requirement

In lieu of completing the Experience Requirement identified in Section 1.3, NCARB will accept registration by an NCARB Member Board for at least five consecutive years together with a certification by the applicant that his or her experience as a registered architect met the intent of the IDPAXP in each of the experience areas, and verification by one or more other architects that the applicant obtained such experience. This alternative shall not apply to applicants initially registered after January 1, 2011.”

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the NCARB Board of Directors shall be empowered and authorized to make any additional corresponding changes to the Certification Guidelines and Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations solely for the purpose of changing any references to the Intern Development Program or abbreviations thereof to the Architectural Experience Program or abbreviations thereof, regardless of whether such changes are expressly set forth in these Resolutions or if such changes are made necessary by amendments to the Certification Guidelines and Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations made concurrently with these Resolutions; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, except as explicitly modified by these Resolutions, all of the provisions of the Certification Guidelines and Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations remain unchanged and in full force and effect; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that these changes shall be submitted to the Council Member Boards for review and approval; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the approval of the changes by a majority of all of the Council Member Boards, such changes will become effective July 1, 2016.

Resolution 2016-09NCARB Bylaws Amendment – Updating Name of Internship Committee

Passed: 53-0

RESOLVED, that the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards amend Article XII, Section 5, Subsection B (page 9) in NCARB Bylaws to update the name of the Internship Committee to the Experience Committee and to reflect the new name of the Intern Development Program as follows:

“B. Internship Experience Committee: The Committee shall assess and recommend updates to the Council Board of Directors with respect to the Intern Development Architectural Experience Program for use by Member Boards.”

FURTHER RESOLVED, except as explicitly modified by these Resolutions, all of the provisions of the NCARB Bylaws remain unchanged and in full force and effect; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that these changes shall be submitted to the Council Member Boards for review and approval; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the approval of the changes by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Council Member Boards, such changes will become effective July 1, 2016.

Resolution 2016-10Certification Guidelines Amendment – Approval of Changes to Program Requirements for the Intern Development Program

Failed: 19-34 (needed a majority of Member Boards to pass, which is 28 votes) 

RESOLVED, that programmatic changes to the Intern Development Program* Requirements may only be implemented upon a majority vote of the Member Boards, and administrative changes may be implemented by the Board of Directors.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the paragraphs following the heading “NCARB CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS” set forth on page 10 of the Certification Guidelines be amended to read as follows:

NCARB CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
The following requirements for NCARB certification may only be changed by an absolute majority vote of the NCARB Member Boards. Such change becomes effective July 1 following the close of the Annual Business Meeting, or such later date identified in the change and applies both to applications for certification in process and new applications. If applicants whose applications were in process met all certification requirements that existed prior to the change, they will be eligible for certification. Applicants that fail to complete the NCARB certification process within five years will not be considered “in process” and will be required to satisfy current certification requirements.

Changes to the NCARB Education Standard and the IDP
A change in the NCARB Education Standard or the IDP shall be approved by NCARB’s Board of Directors and will becomes effective on the date of the change as described in a notice given to all Member Boards, at which time such change shall also be posted on NCARB’s website. The effective date shall be a minimum of 60 days after the date of such notice. Any change in the NCARB Education Standard and the IDP applies both to Records in process and new Records. An existing Record holder who has satisfied the NCARB Education Standard and/or the IDP prior to the effective date of the change shall be treated as having satisfied either or both.

Changes to the NCARB Intern Development Program (IDP)
Programmatic changes to the IDP requirements as recommended by the NCARB Board of Directors may only be changed by an absolute majority vote of the NCARB Member Boards. Such change becomes effective July 1 following the close of the Annual Business Meeting, or such later date identified in the change and applies both to applications for certification in process and new applications. Changes to address administrative application of the IDP requirements may be implemented upon the majority vote of the NCARB Board of Directors.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the approval of the changes to the Certification Guidelines by a majority of all Council Member Boards, such changes will become effective July 1, 2016.