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NCARB and State Board Update for
Interns and Architects
October 2, 2009
Angela Jones, Esq.—Indiana
T. Rexford Cecil, AIA—Kentucky
Amy Kobe, CAE, Hon AIA—Ohio
Agenda
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What’s new at NCARB
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Newly Revised Definition
IDP Update
ARE Update
Podcasts
What’s new in the states
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Indiana
Kentucky
Ohio
NCARB: Revised Definition
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Definition of Responsible Control
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Now includes the integration of information from
manufacturers, suppliers, installers, owners and
consultants
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Requires architect’s coordination and review
Must be incidental and intended for incorporation into
architect’s technical submission
NCARB: Changes to IDP
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e-EVR
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All IDP TU’s must be reported online
Supervisor approves online
NCARB: Changes to IDP
IDP 2.0 Phase One: July 1, 2009
 More ways to earn TU’s
 Can earn IDP training units while employed
or unemployed by completing the following:
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LEED Accreditation – 5 TU’s
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Must have been employed if earned between July 1,
2008 and July 1, 2009
CSI Construction Documents Technologist (CDT),
Construction Specifier (CCS) or Construction
Contract Administrator (CCCA) – 5 TU’s
Not retroactive (to before 7/1/2009)
NCARB: Changes to IDP
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Additional ways to earn TU’s
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NCARB Professional Conduct Monograph and
Quiz – 2 TU’s
Emerging Professionals Companion activities –
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Up to 5 TU’s in each training area
Must be employed
Supervisor must review
Can now be reported electronically
AIA CES programs
NCARB: Changes to IDP
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IDP 2.0 Phase Two : January 1, 2010
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Changes definition of “direct supervision”
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Allows supervision through personal contact and remote
communication
Allows supervisor to be registered in any state
Allows independent contractors to earn TU’s
Allows supervisors to be independent contractors
IDP Training Requirement changes from "700
Training Units" to "5,600 Training Hours."
NCARB: Changes to IDP
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IDP 2.0 Phase 3: January 1, 2011
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4 IDP training categories instead of 16
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Pre-design: 200 hours
Design: 2600 hours
Project Management: 720 hours
Practice Management: 160 hours
3 training settings instead of 7
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Architecture
Other, not architecture
Supplemental (e.g., leadership & service, postprofessional education)
NCARB: Changes to IDP
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Six month reporting requirement
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TU’s must be reported not less than every six
months
Retroactive reporting completely eliminated
effective July 1, 2010
NCARB: Changes to the ARE
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Five year rolling clock
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Effective 7/1/2014, divisions more than five years
old will be voided
Includes divisions take prior to 1/1/2006, which
were previously exempt
Will affect candidates who tested on paper &
pencil
NCARB: Changes to the ARE
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Eligibility to Test
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Effective 1/1/2011, eligibility terminated for
candidates who have not tested for five years
Pass or fail counts as testing
Must reapply and meet the state’s current
requirements
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Example: candidates with four year degrees won’t
qualify
NCARB: Changes to the ARE
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Increase in Exam Fees
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Direct result of cheating
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Loss of exam content and cost to recreate
Increased from $170 to $210
Effective 10/1/09
NCARB Podcasts
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Podcasts available on NCARB website
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Six month Rule
Successful Supervising
e-EVR
Essential IDP
IDP 2.0 Webcast
Licensure and Your Career
IDP Through Certification (architects)
Starting an IDP/ARE Group within your Firm
ARE Security
What’s new in Indiana
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Recent Legislative Changes
Recent/Upcoming Rule Changes
What’s New in Indiana
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Reinstatement of an Expired License
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Regardless of how long you have been expired in
Indiana, you may now apply to have that license
reinstated. (IC 25-1-8-6)
Proof of 24 hours of CE is required.
What’s New in Indiana”
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Registered Interior Designers
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The Legislature created a state registration for
Interior Designers this past 2009 Session.
Minimum requirements (IC 25-1-5.5-3)
What’s New in Indiana?
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The Definition of “Degree in a Design
Discipline” which is required for licensure.
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If you are able to be admitted into a master’s of
architecture program to be completed in 4
semesters, you meet the requirement for
licensure. (804 IAC 1.1-1-1)
What’s New in Indiana?
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ARE Timing
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Rules are being promulgated which will come in
line with the early eligibility allowed by NCARB.
Applicants applying to take the exams in Indiana
may not begin taking the exams prior to
completion of the IDP. (IC 25-4-1-7)
What’s New in Indiana?
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Direct Registration
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Indiana is now participating in Direct Registration.
Candidates will now register to take the exams
through NCARB and will receive their score
reports, etc. from NCARB.
Once they have completed their IDP and the ARE,
they can have their NCARB file sent to Indiana.
What’s new in Kentucky
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Statutory & Administrative Regulation
Changes for Architects
Administrative Regulation Changes for ARE
Candidates and Interns
Kentucky: Changes Affecting Architects
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Annual Renewals
 Grace period now with applicable late fees
 Continuing Education
 No more 180 days for make-up if audited &
found deficient
 30 days to make up deficiencies with $$$
penalty
 LEED Certification = 8 HSW professional
development units
Kentucky: Changes Affecting Architects
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Change of Address / Contact Info
Grounds for denial, revocation or suspension
of a license
 May in lieu of or in addition to other penalties
impose a civil penalty of $10,000 per incident
 Board may direct any licensee found guilty of
violating any provision of this chapter to pay to the
board a sum not to exceed the actual and
reasonable costs of investigation and prosecution
of the case.
Kentucky: Changes Affecting Architects
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Emeritus Architect:
 Is at least 65 years old
 Requested status at beginning of renewal period
 Has retired from practice in all jurisdictions
Kentucky: Changes Affecting
Architectural Interns
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Legal Title: May use Architectural Intern only
if currently enrolled in IDP and ARE eligible
with the Kentucky Board
Change of Address / Contact Info
Allegation of misbehavior on the part of the
applicant (201 KAR 19:040, Section 6)
What’s new in Ohio
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Rule changes affecting Firms
Rule changes affecting Architects
Rule changes affecting Interns
Ohio: Rule changes affecting Firms
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Branch offices:
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Resident registered architect required not less
than 30 hours per week.
Grace period for renewals eliminated
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Late renewals must file a new application
Ohio: Rule changes affecting Architects
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Revised Definitions:
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Practice of Architecture
Responsible Control
Direct Supervision
Ohio: Rule changes affecting Architects
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Continuing Education
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Must attest to completion prior to renewing
Proof of completion required to reinstate
LEED Certification = 8 HSW CE’s
Exemption and Emeritus forms on website; prior
approval required
Ohio: Rule changes affecting Architects
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Late renewal fee increased to 25%
Felonies or discipline by another State
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Must notify Board within 60 days
Ohio: Rule changes affecting Interns
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No appeal or review of failed ARE divisions
Legal titles: “Intern Architect” or “Architectural
Intern”
Ohio will follow the NCARB changes to IDP
and the ARE
A Word About Cheating on the ARE
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What constitutes cheating?
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Category 1 – Unauthorized access to devices or
materials outside Testing Room
Category 2 – Presence of Unauthorized Devices
or materials in the Testing Room
Category 3 – Use of Unauthorized Devices or
materials in the Testing Room
Category 4 – Dissemination of ARE Content
Category 5 – Seeking ARE Content
Sanctions for Cheating on the ARE
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NCARB may take or all of these actions:
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Issue Warning Letter to candidate
Immediate dismissal from the testing center
Cancellation of score for the division
Suspension of test taking authorization for all
divisions for one to five years or longer
Prohibit granting an NCARB Certificate for three
years or more after date of initial registration
Notification of NCARB’s action sent to Board
Board may also take action
Contact Us
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Angela Smith Jones, Esq.
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
317/234-3022
[email protected]
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T. Rexford Cecil, AIA
Kentucky Board of Architects
859/246-2069
[email protected]
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Amy M. Kobe, CAE, Hon AIA
Ohio Architects Board
614-466-2316
[email protected]
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