One of the most common issues candidates and architects face is a lack of information about the path to licensure and reciprocity. Luckily, you can turn to our community of architect licensing advisors for help.
Architect licensing advisors are local professionals, educators, and students who volunteer their time to help others pursue licensure and reciprocity. These volunteers often provide candidates with their first glimpse into the licensure process, and can give insight into whether certain experiences count for the Architectural Experience Program™ (AXP™) or if hours they’ve previously worked can be claimed for credit. Similar to a supervisor or mentor, candidates look to their advisors for tips on completing the AXP, passing the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®), and meeting licensure and reciprocity requirements.
Many architecture firms have an advisor, along with all programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Don’t know who your advisor is? Find contact information for yours here!
The Annual Summit
One of our favorite events—the 2017 Licensing Advisors Summit—is right around the corner. Every year, NCARB and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) host a training conference where we share tips and tools to ensure these volunteers are ready to help you understand our programs. Get excited, because this coming week, your architect licensing advisor will have the chance to discuss issues, pick up valuable tips and resources, learn about NCARB’s updated programs, and return home better prepared to help you through the licensure process.
Want a sneak peek at what your licensing advisor is learning? We will be posting to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram throughout the Summit. Be sure to follow along by using #ArchLAS!
Become a Licensing Advisor
Are you the person everyone comes to with licensure questions? You should join the Architect Licensing Advisors Community! To become a licensing advisor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.