Most Voters Support Licensing Standards for Architects

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | November 18, 2019
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A survey by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) indicates strong support for architecture as a licensed profession. The survey found that 89% of voters agree it is important for architects to be licensed. The survey collected responses from nearly 1,000 U.S. voters on topics regarding public perceptions of regulation, licensing, and the architecture profession.
 
Other findings include:
 
· 76% of voters agree professional licensing makes consumers feel safe
· 74% agree that professional licensing ensures competent and qualified professionals are serving the public
 
After survey participants were informed that individuals working to become architects must complete both experience and examination requirements before earning a license, support for licensure rose from 89% to 94%.

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