Stop the Clock—Campaign to retire the ARE® Rolling Clock

Stop the Clock campaign image collage of hands showing stop signal

Share your story. How has the rolling clock impacted you?

The American Institute of Architects celebrates the recent decision by the Board of Directors of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) for retiring the “rolling clock” to architecture licensure.

Extenuating life circumstances―from financial pressures to pay student loans to family care obligations of many first-generation college graduates, coupled with lived experiences―has led to the ARE® five-year rolling clock becoming a barrier for some along the pathway to architecture licensure. NCARB analysis reveals this has had disproportionate effects on women and people from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

AIA supports stopping the rolling clock to advance a more inclusive future for the architecture profession.

But we need your help!

Share your story of how you have been affected by the rolling clock on your journey to licensure. AIA looks forward to working with NCARB and the AIA Component network to collect and share those stories to ensure this effort is standardized across all jurisdictions. Make sure to use #AIAstc and #stcMyStory!

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Stop the Clock campaign image collage of hands showing stop signal