§69.1 Professional study and experience requirements for architecture
- Definition. Unless otherwise provided, acceptable accrediting agency means an accrediting agency which is recognized by the United States Commissioner of Education as a reliable authority for the purpose of accreditation at the postsecondary level, and which applies its criteria for granting accreditation in a fair, consistent and nondiscriminatory manner.
- Licensure requirement. To meet the professional education and experience requirements for licensure as an architect in this State, the applicant shall submit evidence of either:
- graduation from a professional program in architecture registered by the department, accredited by an acceptable accrediting agency, or determined by the department to be the equivalent of a registered or accredited program; and
- receipt of the degree of bachelor of architecture or higher, or the equivalent as determined by the department, from a school offering a program which meets the requirements of subparagraph (i) of this paragraph; and
- completion of a minimum of three years of architectural work experience of a scope and nature satisfactory to the State Board for Architecture; or
- completion of experience in architectural work acceptable to the State Board for Architecture or a combination of education and experience totaling 12 years which is determined by the department to be the equivalent of the education and experience described in paragraph (1) of this subdivision.
- For purposes of this subdivision, all experience earned shall be at least one month in duration and one year of architectural work experience shall mean an aggregate total of twelve calendar months of full-time employment. Full-time shall be defined as at least 35 hours of experience earned per week, excluding overtime. Any portion of the experience requirement may be completed during periods of time that are not concurrent with full-time attendance at an institution of higher education.
- The department may accept amasters’ or higher degree in architecture, or a masters’ or higher degree in architecturally related studies acceptable to the department, in lieu of not more than one year of work experience.