Perspectives on Licensure, Emerging Professionals and Firm Leaders – Survey Report

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How Much Do California Firms Support Their Emerging Professionals on the Path to Licensure?

Becoming a licensed architect is a career milestone, professional accomplishment, and the culmination of education, experience and examination.  In discussions with emerging professionals and with firm leaders, the AIA California Council heard different perceptions about the levels of support that firms provide to emerging professionals on their paths to licensure.  The AIA California Council, as part of its mission to promote licensure, conducted separate surveys of emerging professionals and of architecture firms throughout California to better understand in more tangible terms what emerging professionals and firm leaders respectively value about licensure and what each group thinks firms are providing to actively support and promote licensure.

15 questions were asked in both of the surveys. While there are areas of commonality, there are also areas where emerging professionals and firm leaders hold different perceptions.  Click here to view the full report and to see where the differences in perception were most pronounced.



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