Woodbury Students Begin Architectural Licensure Program

In October 2016 representatives from NCARB and CAB (California Architects Board) visited Woodbury University to inform students about architectural licensure. Unlike their many visits to schools across the country or in California, this presentation was in a forum specifically for students at Woodbury School of Architecture who are participating in the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) program to discuss the IPAL requirements.

The school is dedicated to help students develop a better understanding of the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) requirements as well as of the overall licensure process in California. This was also an opportunity for NCARB and California Architects Board representatives to meet Woodbury students.

Currently, Woodbury School of Architecture has 10 students participating in the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure, two in San Diego and eight in Los Angeles. Students began working in architectural firms this summer with most completing several hundred AXP hours of the 3,740 total hours required for licensure.

Woodbury architecture students worked in the following firms: AC Martin, Bestor Architecture, Gensler, Gruen Associates, HED, NAC Architecture, NBBJ, RBB Architects, Inc. in Los Angeles and Carrier Johnson + CULTURE in San Diego.

Although taking the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) is not imminent in the next year or two, students were anxious to hear more about the exam they will be taking in the not so distant future before they graduate from the 6-year program that integrates a professional degree curriculum with architectural licensure requirements.

IPAL students with NCARB representative

NCARB representatives: Nicholas Respecki, AIA, Manager, Examination Development (in the photo on the right) and Megan McDonald, Customer Relations Specialist (not pictured)

California Architects Board representative: Timothy Rodda, Examination/Licensing Analyst (in the photo on the left)

Learn more about the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure opportunity at Woodbury University.

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