The NCARB Outreach Train rolled into Pittsburgh last night for a visit to Carnegie Mellon University. Assistant Director of IDP Nick Serfass, NCARB, LEED AP, PMP, dropped by the ‘burgh for not one, but two, presentations on all things related to licensure — “Designing Your Future: Creating Value in Your Career” and “NCARB and You: IDP, ARE, and Certification.” CMU’s School of Architecture (and Educator Coordinator Alexis McCune) hosted the event, which also included a networking reception — complete with snacks from Pittsburgh Popcorn — for students and emergent professionals from AIA-Pittsburgh’s Young Architects Forum.
Anyone who has seen Nick present knows that he brings a great deal of his own personality to the table, offering up stories from his own path toward licensure as a way of connecting with his audience. About 25 students attended the first presentation, which offered an overview of the licensure process. The second presentation, geared toward post-graduates who are already enrolled in IDP, attracted over 40 people; Nick’s discussion included recent expanded opportunities to gain IDP credit, opportunities for Supplemental Experience, and that looming ARE Blackout. (And, of course, your friendly neighborhood State Coordinator was also on hand, rallying for the cause.)
A visit from NCARB is always a great opportunity to gain insight into IDP and ARE, direct from the source — if you’re interested in setting up a visit, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!