Architect-in-Training Bill Approved by the State Legislature

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The California State Senate approved SB 1132 (Galgiani), the AIACC-sponsored bill to allow those who are on path to becoming  licensed architects to use the title “Architect-in-Training” with a 39 – 0 vote.  The vote followed the 79-0 vote in the State Assembly.
SB 1132 now goes to the Governor for his consideration, and he has until the end of September to sign or veto it.
SB 1132 is intended to give those who are on path to licensure the legal ability to accurately describe who they are: an architect-in-training.  California law already allows aspiring engineers and land surveyors to use the titles “engineer-in-training” and “land surveyor-in-training” respectively, and the majority of the states allow some kind of paraprofessional title for their aspiring architects.  California, however, does not allow those on path to becoming a licensed architect to use the word “architect” to describe who they are.  SB 1132 will permit that.



Mark Christian, Hon. AIACC

Mark Christian, Hon. AIACC, is the Director of Legislative Affairs for the AIA California Council, a position he has held since 1999. In this position, Mark is responsible for monitoring the CA State Legislature, identifying bills of interest to the profession, developing and implementing strategies for the positive outcome of legislation of interest to the profession, and representing the profession before the legislature. Prior to joining the AIACC, Mark worked for the State Assembly for nine years in several capacities, including as a policy consultant on several significant environmental laws. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the California State University, Sacramento.

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