Law Passed: 1924 • Joined NCARB: 1930 • Region 5—Central States (1965)
The Components of Licensure
1925: Applicants are not required to graduate from college, but approved college graduation is considered equivalent to four years of experience.
1997: Continuing education is required for license renewal.
1999: A degree from a NAAB-accredited program is required.
1925: Six years of experience are required for licensure.
1988: The IDP is accepted for licensure.
1999: The IDP is required.
1925: All applicants for initial licensure are required to pass an exam.
1963-64: South Dakota begins administering NCARB’s national exam.
1999: The ARE (the only exam administered for decades) is officially required.
- South Dakota State University’s Master of Architecture program received NAAB accreditation on January 1, 2016.
- The board issued its first license in 1925.
Member of the NCARB Board of Directors
2005-08: Mark I. Aspaas (Souix Falls)
1925: Byron B. Brackett
First Board Members
Edward K. Mather
Frank S. Peck
NCARB President Medalist
2011: Mark I. Aspaas (Souix Falls)