Register March 2014 No. 699
Chapter A-E 3
A-E 3.01   Authority and purpose.
A-E 3.02   Application for registration.
A-E 3.03   Architectural experience.
A-E 3.04   Education as an experience equivalent for registration as an architect.
A-E 3.05   Examination.
A-E 3.06   Application contents.
Ch. A-E 3 Note Note: Chapter A-E 3 as it existed on February 28, 1987 was repealed and a new chapter A-E 3 was created effective March 1, 1987.
A-E 3.01 A-E 3.01 Authority and purpose. The rules in this chapter are adopted under authority in ss. 15.08 (5) (b), 227.11, 443.03, 443.09 and 443.10, Stats. The purpose of rules in this chapter is to interpret basic education, experience and examination requirements for registration as an architect as specified in ss. 443.03, 443.09 and 443.10, Stats.
A-E 3.01 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1987, No. 374, eff. 3-1-87.
A-E 3.02 A-E 3.02 Application for registration. An applicant who files an application but who does not comply with a request for information related to the application within one year from the date of the request shall file a new application and fee.
A-E 3.02 Note Note: Applications are available upon request to the board office located at P.O. Box 7190, 1400 East Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53707.
A-E 3.02 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1987, No. 374, eff. 3-1-87; am. Register, January, 1999, No. 517, eff. 2-1-99.
A-E 3.03 A-E 3.03 Architectural experience.
A-E 3.03(1) (1) In satisfaction of the 2 year experience requirement of s. 443.03 (1) (b) 1m., Stats., or in satisfaction of 2 years of the 7 year requirement of s. 443.03 (1) (b) 2., Stats., applicants for registration as an architect shall complete the intern architect development program sponsored by the national council of architectural registration boards and the American institute of architects, or shall submit evidence of experience in architectural work which the board finds is substantially equivalent to the experience obtained by completing the intern architect development program.
A-E 3.03 Note Note: A current copy of the Intern Development Program Table of Training Requirements may be obtained from the Division of Professional Credential Processing located at 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
A-E 3.03(2) (2) Satisfactory experience in architectural work shall consist of related practical training including at least one year of experience in the design and construction of buildings under the supervision of a registered architect, professional engineer, or exempt person as defined in s. 443.14, Stats., prior or subsequent to acquisition of approved educational equivalents. 
A-E 3.03(3) (3) To qualify as satisfactory experience in architectural work, employment shall consist of at least 2 or more continuous months.
A-E 3.03(4) (4) Not more than one year of credit for satisfactory experience in architectural work may be granted for any calendar year.
A-E 3.03(5) (5) An individual acquiring supervised experience in architectural work under this section for the purpose of satisfying the requirements of s. 443.03 (1) (b), Stats., may use the title "architectural intern."
A-E 3.03 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1987, No. 374, eff. 3-1-87; r. and recr. Register, November, 1990, No. 419, eff. 1-1-93; am., cr. (2) to (4), Register, January, 1993, No. 445, eff. 2-1-93; r. Figure, Register, January, 1999, No. 517, eff. 2-1-99; CR 02-111: cr. (5) Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register May 2013 No. 689.
A-E 3.04 A-E 3.04 Education as an experience equivalent for registration as an architect.
A-E 3.04(1) (1) For the purpose of meeting experience requirements for registration as an architect, an applicant may claim certain education as equivalent to experience in architectural work, as provided in s. 443.03 (2), Stats. To qualify as equivalent to experience in architectural work, the education shall be obtained at a university, college or technical school approved by the architect section of the examining board.
A-E 3.04(2) (2) The architect section shall approve all curricula in architecture that are accredited by the national architectural accrediting board (NAAB).
A-E 3.04(3) (3) Each 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of credit earned is equivalent to one year of work experience. The maximum equivalent that may be obtained is set forth in the table in figure 3.04 (3). - See PDF for table PDF
A-E 3.04 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1987, No. 374, eff. 3-1-87.
A-E 3.05 A-E 3.05 Examination.
A-E 3.05(1)(1) Architect examination required. An applicant for registration as an architect, unless applying under s. 443.10 (1), Stats., shall successfully complete an examination on architectural services which measures the knowledge and skills necessary to competently practice architecture. The examination shall test the following architectural services and service elements:
A-E 3.05(1)(a) (a) Pre-design.
A-E 3.05(1)(a)1.1. Design objectives.
A-E 3.05(1)(a)2. 2. Space requirements.
A-E 3.05(1)(a)3. 3. Space relations.
A-E 3.05(1)(a)4. 4. Flexibility and expansibility.
A-E 3.05(1)(a)5. 5. Site requirements.
A-E 3.05(1)(b) (b) Site design.
A-E 3.05(1)(b)1.1. Land utilization.
A-E 3.05(1)(b)2. 2. Structures placement.
A-E 3.05(1)(b)3. 3. Form relationships.
A-E 3.05(1)(b)4. 4. Movement, circulation and parking.
A-E 3.05(1)(b)5. 5. Utility systems.
A-E 3.05(1)(b)6. 6. Surface and subsurface conditions.
A-E 3.05(1)(b)7. 7. Ecological requirements.
A-E 3.05(1)(b)8. 8. Deeds, zoning and construction.
A-E 3.05(1)(b)9. 9. Topography and relations to surrounding.
A-E 3.05(1)(b)10. 10. Architectural management and coordination.
A-E 3.05(1)(c) (c) Building design.
A-E 3.05(1)(c)1.1. Building sections, elevations and plans.
A-E 3.05(1)(c)2. 2. Selections and layout of building systems.
A-E 3.05(1)(c)3. 3. Structural considerations.
A-E 3.05(1)(c)4. 4. Mechanical considerations.
A-E 3.05(1)(c)5. 5. Electrical considerations.
A-E 3.05(1)(c)6. 6. Civil considerations.
A-E 3.05(1)(c)7. 7. Interior considerations.
A-E 3.05(1)(c)8. 8. Design documentation.
A-E 3.05(1)(d) (d) Building systems.
A-E 3.05(1)(d)1.1. Structural systems.
A-E 3.05(1)(d)2. 2. Lateral forces.
A-E 3.05(1)(d)3. 3. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing.
A-E 3.05(1)(d)4. 4. Miscellaneous systems.
A-E 3.05(1)(d)5. 5. Materials and methods.
A-E 3.05(1)(d)6. 6. Coordination.
A-E 3.05(1)(d)7. 7. Cost consideration.
A-E 3.05(1)(e) (e) Construction documents and services.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)1.1. Architectural drawings.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)2. 2. Structural drawings.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)3. 3. Interior drawings.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)4. 4. Specifications.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)5. 5. Cost estimates.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)6. 6. Bidding documents.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)7. 7. Organization and handling bids.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)8. 8. Bids evaluation.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)9. 9. Coordination and management.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)10. 10. Construction administration in office.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)11. 11. Construction administration in field.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)12. 12. Field tests.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)13. 13. Quotation requests and change orders.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)14. 14. Construction cost accounting.
A-E 3.05(1)(e)15. 15. Project close-out.
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