Has anybody had the experience of having PcM, PA, and PM expire simultaneously after transitioning from 4.0 to 5.0 and not finishing PDD/PPD in time? I see the pass rate for PPD and PDD are hovering at 50% and falling over time.
I, among the other 50+ percent, am having trouble with the format and technical difficulties experienced with PPD/PDD and if those other three exams expire I am putting this entire debacle behind me. Though licensure would be nice to validate the years in spent in architorture school, I am beginning to think it is not worth the many sacrifices I have made over the years, and am still making. I left the private sector due to the long hours and incommensurate salary and I am beginning to wonder why I am still doing this to myself. It took me less time to get a Master's degree in a field other than architecture than it is taking me to get this license, and I am beginning to doubt the value of the license.
Thoughts? Experiences? Has anybody had to make the decision to push on and take those 3 expired exams in 5.0 and sacrifice even more of your life? Did you decide to change careers and leave NCRAB in your rear view mirror? With the time and $$ I have thrown at this, I could have started a side business as a code consultant or designer, learned piano, had kids, or gone back to school at night for another degree...
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