What’s New...


December Committee and Section Meetings Canceled

The December 4 Rules and Credentialing Committees and the ALACID and ELSGEO Section meetings are canceled. The full Board will meet at 8:00 a.m. The Executive Committee will meet directly after.


NCARB Provides IDP Overhaul Map

To assist interns in the midst of their experience acquisition understand the new requirements that will be in effect next June, NCARB has created a chart that compares the previous experience areas and hours with the new.

IDP Overhaul Map


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


NCARB Releases New ARE Guidelines

New Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Guidelines recently released by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) include, among other items, changes to medical accommodations and changes to language regarding test introductory times. The revised guidelines became effective July 1, 2015.

ARE Guidelines


NCARB Changes to IDP Program Effective July 1

Changes to the Intern Development Program (IDP) made by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) went into effect on July 1.

IDP Streamline


NCEES Approves Revised Approach to Education Initiative

The licensing boards that make up NCEES have voted to modify the approach to requiring additional education for initial licensure originally intended to be effective in 2020. The additional education requirement called for an engineering licensure candidate to obtain a master's degree or its equivalent before intial licensure. This latest decision means that in 2020 the NCEES Model Law and Model Rules will continue to require and engineering bachelor's degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited program to fulfill the education requirement for engineering licensure.

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Updates from the National Councils