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Chapter 50-7 EDUCATION AND ACCEPTABLE PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE - ARCHITECTS

Rule 50-7-.01 General Eligibility Criteria

(1) Applicants for examination who qualify under Code Section 43-4-11(b)(1) must have enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP) training requirements set forth in Rule 50-7-.02 in order to meet acceptable practical experience requirements for eligibilit for certification.
(2) Applicants for examination who qualify under Code Section 43-4-11(b)(2) must have completed a minimum of ten years' acceptable practical experience, including academic training, following completion of high school or the equivalent in order to be eligible to take the examination. As part of the acceptable practical experience, the applicant must have completed the Intern Development Program (IDP) training requirements set forth in Rule 50-7-.02. The remaining experience, including academic training, must be earned in accordance with that described in Rule 50-7-.03.
(a) No IDP training credits may be earned prior to satisfactory completion of five years of acceptable practical experience, including academic training, as described in Rule 50-7-.03.
(b) In evaluating credit for academic training and/or practical experience obtained concurrently in part-time or full-time endeavors described in Rule 50-7-.03, credits will be prorated between endeavors on the basis of a standard work week, with the combined credit not to exceed a 40-hour work week.
(3) Applicants for examination who qualify under Code Section 43-4-11(b)(3) must have completed a minimum of six years' acceptable practical experience in order to be eligible to take the examination. As part of the acceptable practical experience, the applicant must have completed the Intern Development Program (IDP) training requirements set forth in Rule 50-7-.02. The remaining experience must be earned in accordance with that described in Rule 50-7-.03 (1) or through the completion of additional IDP training.
(a) No IDP training credits may be earned prior to completion of the bachelor's degree described in Code Section 43-4-11(b)(3).
(b) In evaluating credit for academic training and/or practical experience obtained concurrently in part-time or full-time endeavors described in Rule 50-7-.03(1) credits will be prorated between endeavors on the basis of a standard work week, with the combined credit not to exceed a 40-hour work week.
(c) A "bachelor's degree with a substantial concentration in architecture approved by the Board" is defined as a preprofessional degree program that is recognized as sufficient to satisfy the entrance requirements for a candidate's direct entry into a National Architectural Accrediting Board ("NAAB") accredited master's degree program. A "Board approved school or college" is defined as a school or college which offers a bachelor's degree program with substantial concentration in architecture as defined above and which has awarded bachelor degrees to at least one class of students who have completed the school's or college's full preprofessional degree curriculum.
(4) The Board may accept training and experience that it deems substantially equivalent to the requirements set forth in this chapter.

Rule 50-7-.02 Intern Development Program (IDP) Training Requirements

(1) The Intern Development Program (IDP) training requirements shall be in accordance With the IDP Guidelines as established by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) from time to time, all as accepted by the Board from time to time.
(2) The Board reserves the right at any time to require that an applicant produce substantiation for all or any part of the verified record of IDP training that he or she asserts has been attained.
(3) The applicant must establish an NCARB record and have NCARB maintain his or her IDP records.

Rule 50-7-.03 Experience Requirements

(1) The following is a description of acceptable experience which applies to those applicants who qualify under Code Sections 43-4-11(b)(2) and 43-4-11(b)(3).

 

TRAINING

PERCENT CREDIT ALLOWED

MAXIMUM CREDIT ALLOWED

T-1

Diversified experience in architecture as an employee in the office of a registered architect.

100%

No limit

T-2

Diversified experience in architecture as an employee of an organization (other than offices of registered architects) when the experience is under the direct supervision of a registered architect.

100%

2 Years

T-3

Experience directly related to architecture, when under the direct supervision of a registered architect but not qualifying as diversified experience or when under the direct supervision of a professional engineer, landscape architect, planner, or interior designer.

50%

1 Year

T-4

Experience other than T-1, T-2,

and T-3 experience, directly related to on-site building construction operations or experience involving physical analyses of existing buildings.

50%

6 Months

(a) No experience used to meet education requirements may be used to earn training credits.
(b) To earn credits under T-1, T-2, T-3 and T-4, an applicant must work at least 35 hours per week for a minimum period of ten consecutive weeks.
(c) In deciding if training represents "diversified experience in architecture," the Board will compare the training with training requirements described in the Intern Development Program (IDP) set forth in Rule 50-7-.02. Applicants employed in settings described in T-1 and T-2, whose experience is not diversified, may obtain credit only under T-3.
(2) The following is a description of acceptable education which applies to applicants who qualify under Code Section 43-4-11(b)(2).

   

EDUCATION CREDITS

 

EDUCATION

FIRST 2

YEARS

SUCCEEDING

YEARS

MAX.

CREDIT

ALLOWED

E-1

Credits toward first professional degree in architecture where the degree program has been accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) not later than two years after termination of enrollment.

75%

100%

5 years

(See B)

E-2

First professional degree in architecture, or credits toward that degree, where the degree program has not been accredited by NAAB.

75%

75%

4 Years

(See B)

E-3

Bachelor degree, or credits toward that degree, in architectural engineering, architectural technology, or in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering, accredited by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development or the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, or in interior architecture, accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (except the bachelor's degree described in Code Section 43-4-11(b)(3)).

50%

75%

3 Years

E-4

Any other bachelor degree

   

2 Years

(a) No education credits may be earned prior to graduation from high school.
(b) Applicants with the degree specified in E-2 through E-4 will be allowed the credit shown in the Maximum Credit Allowed column, regardless of the length of the degree program. Applicants without the degree specified in E-1 or E-2 may not accumulate more than 3 years of education credits in the aggregate from all degree programs.
(c) Thirty-two (32) semester credit hours or 48 quarter hours are considered to be one year. Fractions of a year of one-half or greater will be considered one-half year, and smaller fractions will not be counted.
(d) Foreign education credits will be granted only under classifications E-2 and E-4. Any cost of translation and evaluation will be borne by the applicant.

Rule 50-7-.04 Repealed