Law Passed: 1917 • Joined NCARB: 1930 • Region 5—Central States (1965)
The Components of Licensure
1968-70: Either an approved degree in architecture or 10 additional years of experience are required.
1987: A degree from a NAAB-accredited program—or the equivalent based on the NCARB Education Standard—is required.
2005: NCARB’s education requirement becomes the official requirement.
1917: Three years of experience are required.
1986-87: The IDP is accepted, but not required.
1996: The IDP is required.
2005: NCARB’s experience requirement becomes the official requirement.
1963: North Dakota starts administering NCARB’s national exam.
2005: NCARB’s examination requirement becomes the official requirement.
- The board issued its first license in 1919.
- In 2005, North Dakota conducted a comprehensive review of NCARB’s Model Law and adopted all NCARB standards as the requirements for architecture licensure, as well as the CLARB standards for landscape architecture licensure.
Members of the NCARB Board of Directors
1988-94: Gary Johnson, FAIA (Grand Forks)
2011-12; 2018-Present: Ricky L. Engebretson (Fargo)
George Hancock (Fargo)
First Board Members
J. Edwards (Grand Forks)
Arthur Van Horn (Bismarck)
NCARB President Medalists
1994: Gary Johnson, FAIA (Grand Forks)
2003: Bonnie Staiger (Bismarck)
2016: Ricky L. Engebretson (Fargo)