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Board Office Closed Monday

The office will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday.


Renewals are now open

Renewal information is available on the website under "Licensees."

Licensees (Renewals)

You can also consult the links below for additional information.

Who-What-How Renew (PDF)

Selecting Ethics PDH Courses (PDF)

Carryover & Other PDH Questions

Online Renewal & Other Renewal FAQs


Restructured Architectural Experience Program (AXP) Launches June 29

On June 29, 2016, the Intern Development Program (IDP) will be updated to reflect six broad areas of current architectural practice and renamed the Architectural Experience Program (AXP). NCARB has developed tools and information to help those already gaining experience as they navigate the transition to the new program:

Experience Area Map

IDP Experience Calculator

Blog Posts on AXP

If you haven’t completed the IDP by June 29, you’ll be automatically transitioned into the new AXP, and the program will still require 3,740 total hours. All the required hours you’ve already reported will be allocated to one of the six new areas.

NCARB encourages anyone with unrecorded supplemental experience to report that experience by June 28.


Spring Edition of The Communicator Newsletter Now Available

download the spring issue of The Communicator

The Board's newsletter has been mailed to all licensees/certificate holders at the address on file with the Board. A copy is also available for download as a PDF from the Board website.

The Communicator Newsletter Spring Edition


CLARB Requests Landscape Architects Participate in 2016 Task Analysis Survey

The task analysis is a study of the landscape architecture profession that ensures the content of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E) remains legally defensible and relevant. CLARB encourages all licensees to take part in the short survey. The survey is open through April 18.

CLARB Task Analysis Survey


NCEES Launches Inaugral Surveying Education Award

NCEES will award a $10,000 prize to up to 10 qualifying surveying programs to assist with each program’s continued efforts to promote the importance and value of licensure. Surveying education programs are encouraged to visit ncees.org/surveyingaward to learn more and complete the application process.

Surveying Education Award Press Release (PDF)


Governor Appoints Five to Board

Governor Mark Dayton appointed five members—three new and two returning—to the Board effective March 9, 2016. Their terms will expire January 6, 2020. They are Darcy Hield, CID, Margaret Parsons, Architect, Paul Vogel, LS, Bob Gunderson, LA, and Daniel Murphy, PE. Congratulations.

The Board extends its thanks and appreciation to those members leaving the Board at this time: Lyn Berglund, CID, David Landecker, LS, and Paul May, Architect.


NCEES Seeks Structural Engineers for Survey

NCEES is currently seeking licensed structural engineers to participate in a professional activities and knowledge study, or PAKS, for the Structural Engineering exam. The results of this online survey will be used to update specifications for the exam, which is used by various U.S. states and territories for licensing purposes. See the press release from NCEES for details.

NCEES Press Release


NCEES Creates Video on Engineering Competency Model

NCEES, through a grant from the United Engineering Foundation, has created the following video to promote the recently developed US Department of Labor Engineering Competency Model (see button below).

You can also find more about the model at the US Department of Labor's "Career One Stop" website: http://bit.ly/1mTA0pj.



CIDQ Announces New Executive Director

The Council for Interior Design Qualification, producer of the NCIDQ Examination, welcomes Thomas Banks, CAE FASID, as the new Executive Director, effective January 2016.

CIDQ Executive Director


Rule Package Adopted, Now Effective

A rule package including language on temporary military permits and other housekeeping items was adopted on October 12 and is effective as of October 19.



ARE 4.0 to 5.0 Conversion Calculator Available

NCARB has developed a calculator tool to help those in process with their testing under ARE 4.0 see how those credits will transfer once ARE 5.0 is implemented in 2016.

ARE Calculator


2015 Statute Changes Now Live

The Office of the Revisor has published the 2015 Statutes. Below is a direct link to the Board Statute 326.02, with the change that was made to Subd. 3 "Practice of professional engineering." That change was signed into law and made effective on August 1.

Statutes Changes


Fall 2015 Newsletter Now Available

The newest issue of The Communicator is available for download.

The Communicator Fall 2015 Newsletter


Updates from the National Councils