Becoming a licensed architect is a rigorous process, but you can do it in less time at The Boston Architectural College. The BAC has been accepted by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) for participation in its inaugural Integrated Path to Licensure Initiative (IPAL), which significantly shortens the time it takes to attain licensure.
As the only school in New England—and one of only eighteen in the country—chosen to be part of this innovative program, the BAC offers Master of Architecture students the opportunity to earn licensure immediately upon graduation. Being selected for this initiative recognizes the College's longstanding tradition of integrating academic learning with experience in professional settings.
The IPAL program is a more structured experience that allows students to complete the requirements for architectural licensure while earning their degree. It incorporates NCARB's Architectural Experience Program into our Master of Architecture curriculum, and students have the opportunity to take the Architect Registration Examination before graduation.
When announcing the inaugural class of Integrated Path programs, NCARB President Dennis S. Ward, AIA, noted that the accepted programs "impressed our Licensure Task Force with their creativity, commitment to maintaining their NAAB-accreditation, and desire to provide a conduit for students who choose a rigorous path that will enrich both the academic and experience elements of architectural licensure."