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The Ohio Architects Board and the Ohio Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects are responsible for the regulation of the practices of architecture and landscape architecture in the State of Ohio. There are two boards, with one budget and one staff. The Ohio Architects Board was established in 1929 and the Ohio Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects was established in 1965.
The regulation of the two professions includes: issuing and renewing the licenses of properly qualified individuals; investigating complaints against licensees; monitoring compliance with mandatory continuing education requirements; and educating licensees and the consumers of the services provided by the board's licensees on the laws and rules that govern the practice of architecture and landscape architecture in Ohio and the board's role to promote and protect the health of the citizens of Ohio through effective regulation of the professions.
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In late August, NCARB will launch a new service for Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) candidates called My Examination. In addition to being able to schedule appointments, candidates will have easy access to score reports, exam history, rolling clock dates, authorization to test information, and more.
The “ARE Fact Sheet” includes an overview of My Examination's exciting new benefits, plus everything you need to know about blackout dates, the rolling clock, exam eligibility, and more.
The “ARE Tip Sheet” is essential reading for ARE candidates. The document highlights key changes coming to the ARE process, along with steps you can take to prepare for the blackout and establishing an NCARB Record.
AIA Ohio has created the AIA Ohio C.A.R.E.S. (Catalyst for Architectural Registration Exam Scholarship) program to reimburse economically challenged exam candidates for costs associated with taking and successfully passing the Architect Registration Exam (ARE).
These costs may include testing fees, study materials, etc. All Ohio residents actively taking the ARE are eligible. Each applicant is eligible for one grant for one division of ARE passed per calendar year.
The goal of the program is to encourage candidates experiencing financial hardship to continue to pursue registration. Applicants are required to complete the application in its entirety.
AIA Ohio Associate members are eligible for a $200 grant. All other applicants are eligible for a $100 grant.
This program has limited funding. Scholarships will be evaluated in the order received and awarded until the available funds are exhausted.
Click here for the online CARES Application
The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission announces its first educational conference since the consolidation of the Ohio School Facilities Commission and the State Architects Office.
The annual conference, now known as the OFCC Conference, combines A/E-CM Regional Meetings, SAO College, and Ohio Construction Reform.
The 2013 conference will take place on July 16 in Cleveland, July 25 in Cincinnati and July 30 in Columbus.
The OFCC Conference will bring together public owners, school districts, architects, engineers, landscape architects and planners, construction managers, design-builders, contractors and suppliers, consultants and specialty service providers, and construction attorneys.
More information will become available at a later date.
The OFCC website is located at http://ofcc.ohio.gov/Home.aspx
The location of the June 4, 2013 Fair Housing Accessibility Training has been changed to accommodate the large amount of interest in the topic.
The new location is Campbell Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University.
For information on visitor parking with maps and rates, paste this link into your browser: http://www.campusparc.com/osu/visitors-patients/visitor-parking/
The workshop sponsors recommend either the 12th Avenue Garage, Tuttle Park Place Garage or Ohio Union South Garage ($10 for the day) or the surface lots around the Stadium ($6 for the day).
All are a short walk to Campbell Hall (the 12th Ave. Garage is closest). Accessible parking is available behind Campbell Hall. Enter via the north entrance of Campbell Hall then take the elevator to the second floor. The stage can be accessed either from a back stage door or the main floor of the auditorium. That main floor has distributed accessible seating. The balcony (accessed from the third floor) has the remaining seats and some accessible seating.
Click these links for the flier and registration form. Please return the registration form to John Ritzu at email@example.com, and not to the Ohio Architects Board.
Should you have any questions about this program, please contact Mr. Ritzu at the above email address or by calling (312) 913‐1717 x228.
Last December, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced that changes to the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) were coming this summer. If you didn't receive the email with more details about the changes, please click here for more information.
AIA Columbus will offers study sessions in 2013 for the Architect Registration Exam. Seven sessions will be offered, with one for each division of the ARE.
The first session, Construction Documents and Services, will be taught by Lane Beougher, AIA, on Saturday, March 16 at the Center for Architecture and Design, 50 W. Town St, Columbus, from 8 to noon.
AIA Associate members pay $15 per session ($75 for all seven sessions) and non-members pay $25 per session or $125 for all seven.
For more information, or to register, click here.
Licenses for Ohio Architects expire on 12/31/2013 and Landscape Architect licenses expire on 10/31/2013.
To verify the status of your license, click here to access the "License Verification" page. Please enter only your last and first name, or your record may not be located. For assistance, please contact the Board office.
Amy Kobe, CAE, Hon AIA Executive Director
77 S. High Street, 16th Floor • Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
Tel: (614) 466-2316 • Fax: (614) 644-9048