Future of Licensure

Learn how NCARB is facilitating licensure through innovative programs and outreach.

Architectural Experience Program

Simplifying Fees

Give Us Your Feedback

Streamlining Experience

  • Practice Management
  • Project Management
  • Programming & Analysis
  • Project Planning & Design
  • Project Development & Documentation
  • Construction & Evaluation

NCARB by the Numbers


Finally done logging hours! Just two exams stand in my way of becoming licensed.

Recognizing Alternative Paths


This program will create a long discussed and much needed pathway for those who have more unique career journeys in becoming
an architect.”

— Equity by Design Founder Rosa Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

The Architect Registration Examination

NCARB by the Numbers

Preparing Candidates for Success

Working With Test Prep Providers


Thanks for a very thoughtful and helpful workshop @ncarb!

Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure


IPAL Accepted Schools

Integrated Path Evaluation Committee


Ronald B. Blitch, FAIA, FACHA, NCARB


Harry M. Falconer Jr., AIA, NCARB
NCARB Director, Experience + Education

Stephen Nutt, AIA, NCARB, CAE
NCARB Senior Architect / Advisor to the CEO




David Cronrath, AIA, NCARB

John Enright
ACSA Representative

Cathe Evans
North Carolina Member Board Executive

Pasqual Gutierrez, AIA,
California Member Board Member

Norman Millar, AIA
ACSA Representative

Amy Perenchio, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Recently Licensed Architect Representative

Jeffery Potter, FAIA
ACSA Representative

Anne K. Smith, FAIA
Georgia Member Board Member

Nadia Anderson
ACSA Liaison

Bayliss Ward, NCARB, AIA
BOD Liaison, Montana Member Board Member

Marc Berard Jr.

I did not think I would see this in my lifetime. What an amazing, progressive initiative for the architecture profession!


Outreach Presentations

In FY15, NCARB made 142 presentations to nearly 8,200 people at:

56 Universities

33 AIA Component Presentations

12 AIA Conferences

12 Professional Conferences

6 AIAS Conferences

1 Career Fair

2 Firms

3 NCARB Live Webinars


Great Architecture Forum event last night. Nice to gather together, listen, and learn from Martin Smith @NCARB.

Intern Think Tank


Shannon French, AIA, NCARB


Harry M. Falconer, Jr., AIA, NCARB
NCARB Director, Experience + Education

Martin Smith, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate
NCARB Assistant Director, Experience + Education



Gabriela Baierle-Atwood

Joshua Barnett, Assoc. AIA

Jason Derby, Assoc. AIA

Dara Eskridge, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Cesia Lopez-Angel

Jessica Parmenter

Matthew Potts, Assoc. AIA

Yuri Ramos

Dan Russoniello, Assoc. AIA

Michelle Santos

Mary Melissa Yohn

Matthew Zuckerman

I think it’s important to volunteer and get involved. People my age have a lot of time left in this profession, and there’s a lot we can do to shape it going forward.”

— 2015 ITT Member Matthew Potts, Assoc. AIA

Simplifying Fees

Architectural Experience Program (AXP) Fees

Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Fees

The simplified fee structure is the result of improved processes at NCARB and the Board of Directors’ desire to make the path to licensure more accessible.”

— NCARB President Dennis Ward, FAIA, NCARB