December Reminders…. Better Safe than Sorry!
During this busy time of year it is common for a few things to fall through the cracks. As a courtesy, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of some important items regarding YOUR practice of architecture in North Carolina.
FIRM LICENSE RENEWAL
FIRM renewals are due by December 31, 2016. Unless renewed by that date the FIRM license will expire. Notice of renewal was sent in November via U.S. Mail and email to the contact person on file with the Board. Click HERE to check FIRM status. Search by Firm Name or license number then click on “create a certificate” to view the FIRM expiration date. Firm renewal forms for 2017 are found here.
In order to renew your individual license in May 2017 for the 2017-2018 license year, you must complete 12 hours of HSW continuing education by DECEMBER 31, 2016. Information on CE is found here.
Individual License Renewal
Just a reminder that individual license renewal was due by June 30, 2016. Now is the ideal time to ask yourself, “Did I renew my license?” Don’t assume you did. Take a minute and check your license status, if it is delinquent and you are actively practicing in this state, you are probably in violation of Board rules and laws. Click here to check your status… Better safe than sorry. If your license is delinquent, you may renew online here.
Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and may 2017 be happy!
Update to ARE Security Process
NCARB has announced that starting October 15, 2016, Prometric test centers in the U.S. will closely inspect eyeglasses, jewelry, and other accessories.
This new security measure will impact all Prometric customers, including ARE candidates, and will help prevent small recording devices from entering the exam room. Beginning October 15, here’s what candidates can expect:
- All candidates will be required to remove their eyeglasses for visual inspection by a Test Center Administrator (TCA). These brief inspections will occur during initial check-in and upon return from breaks.
- Most types of jewelry are prohibited, with the exception of wedding or engagement rings. Candidates should avoid bringing watches, necklaces, bracelets, or earrings to the test center.
- Other accessories are subject to inspection, such as headbands, hair clips, ties, cufflinks, or scarves. Please note: religious and medical head coverings are permitted.
If you have any questions about the types of accessories subject to inspection, please contact Prometric directly.
New Board Member Appointed
Governor Pat McCrory has appointed David G. Smudski of Durham, NC to the Board of Architecture as a Public Member. Please join the Board in welcoming him!
August Newsletter Now Available
Click here 2016-August for the latest Board Newsletter.
2016-2017 Board officers announced
Julie McLaurin – President
John Tabor – Vice President
Steve McClure – Treasurer
Robert Bishop – Secretary
Info On 2016-2017 Individual Renewals
All current active licenses for 2015-2016 will expire on June 30, 2016. Renewal notices for 2016-2017 will be emailed to licensees on May 15, 2016. You may renew ONLINE for 2016-2017 after you receive your 2016-2017 renewal notice. Online renewal for the current license year (2015-2016) is NOT available at this time. Online renewal for 2016-2017 will be available on May 15, 2016 in the Licensee Log In section.
New Board Member
Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Mr. Steve Clipp of Chapel Hill, NC to the Board of Architecture. Mr. Clipp replaces Chris E. Brasier, FAIA who served on the Board for 5 years. Please join us in welcoming him to the Board and expressing our sincere gratitude to Mr. Brasier.
Updated Seal Brochure published
The Board of Architecture and the Board of Examiners for Engineers have updated the seal brochure that was originally issued in 2003. The seal brochure has been a valuable tool for code officials thought out the state. While you will find that most of content is not new, it has been redesigned and updated for ease of use on smartphones and tablets. It also offers more clarification based on comments the Boards have received throughout the years. The brochure is not a final statement on every subject addressed in the rules and laws that govern the practice of architecture and engineering, but should be used as a starting place for guidance on various issued related to sealing documents.
IPAL – Board Changes Rule to Allow Participation
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has announced the names of the first 13 accredited architectural programs to be accepted for participation in the NCARB IPAL initiative. The initiative encourages programs that are accredited by NAAB to propose a pre-graduation integration of education, experience requirements and the opportunity to take each of the six divisions of the new Architect Registration Examination® 5.0. Two architecture schools were included in the approved programs – NC State University and UNC-Charlotte.
The Board has amended 21 NCAC 02 .0302 to allow for NC exam candidate to participate in and NCARB approved IPAL program. For more information on the NCARB IPA go to www.ncarb.org
New Board Member
Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Mr. Jimmy Lee Norwood, Jr. of Winston-Salem, NC to the Board of Architecture. Mr. Norwood replaces Cheryl C. Walker, FAIA who served on the Board for over 10 years. Please join us in welcoming him to the Board and expressing our sincere gratitude to Ms. Walker.