The Board is considering rule amendments to allow applicants for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination to apply directly to their respective national councils to take the examination. Applicants would apply to the Board for licensure as an architect or certification as an Engineer-In-Training after passing the examination. See the link for more on this Rules package (R-4547) and the rulemaking process.Rulemaking
The renewal window for licenses and certificates is now open. ALL licenses and certificates expire on June 30, 2018, regardless of the date issued. You need to have completed the required professional development hours (PDH) before you can renew.
Note: There is no grace period with license/certificate expiration. If you need to practice/hold out come July 1, you need to renew by June 30.
Renew now through Online Renewal Services - it's quick and easy. Have handy
- your PDH hours,
- your license or certificate number,
- the last four digits of your social security number, and
- your credit card information,
As required each year by statute, the Board has voted in new Executive members. The following will serve for the 2018-2019 term:
- Board Chair: Nirmal Jain, Professional Engineer
- Vice Chair: Meg Parsons, Architect
- Secretary: Bob Gunderson, Landscape Architect
- Treasurer: Paul Vogel, Land Surveyor
Dennis Martenson, Professional Engineer, will continue on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chair.
If your name does not appear on this carryover list, you do not have any CE from the prior period you can carry over to the upcoming renewal in April.2016 CE Carryover
Find out how to request "Retired" status (very simple) and what it means.Choosing Retired Status
NCEES is soliciting volunteers to participate in content reviews for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exams. These online surveys will be used to update the specifications for the FE and FS exams.
NCEES needs a cross section of professionals—including licensed professional engineers and surveyors as well as academics teaching engineering or surveying courses—from all disciplines of engineering and surveying to complete the online surveys.
The surveys will be open until August 20, 2018.FE Survey Info FS Survey Info
The amended report from the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and the Chief Administrative Law Judge for Rule Package R-04374 is now available. The Board will review the recommendations and follow the administrative rule procedures for adopting the final language.ALJ Report
NCARB is providing multiple tools and resources to explain and guide you through the transition from ARE 4.0, which sunsets this June 30, and ARE 5.0. If you missed their "NCARB Live" video chat, you can still watch the video featuring a panel of experts exploring:
- Key differences between the two versions
- Benefits of switching to ARE 5.0
- Using the ARE Transition Calculator to plan your testing strategy, and
- Important policies to keep in mind (like the rolling clock and retake policy)