Pass Rates listed anywhere for 1st time test takers?

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    Ryan NCARB

    Hi Kirsten,

    We definitely have this data, it just isn't really pulled in an accessible manner right now.  It is something we can look to add to future NCARB by the Numbers.  Thanks for the suggestion!

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    William May

    Is the data available?  I don't mind doing my own sorts if the data is in Excel.

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    William May

    I was looking at all the data and the results of the data in the NCARB By the Numbers.  It is apparent that there is data that could probably break out into the categories that Kirsten was looking for.  But the caveat is that it would demoralize a large number of people and test taker numbers would drop.

    The good news is that the "average" time it takes to pass the entire test is 2.1 years.  The entire process from starting a 5 year program of study to the final licensure is 12.5 years.

    I've worked with roughly 12 architectural firms over 18 years.  Some firms had 3 or more architects with a 10 person support staff while most "firms" were sole proprietors and I was their only support person.

    In all that time, the process/practice of providing services was minimal and quick.  I worked with one architect for 3 years in a sole proprietor office.  We did 77 projects in 36 months.  I took 3-1 week vacations as did the architect in the 36 months.  On average we billed nearly 1.952 hours a year.  We turned work away because the architect didn't want to hire more drafters.  He was satisfied with the amount of billings and the money he was making.

    I find that there is so much more that the test looks at compared to how the practice and delivery of services really occurs.  It seems like there should be levels of licensure, not one size fits all. 

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