A program by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) to guide architectural professionals through their early career stages now requires licensure candidates to document 3,740 hours of experience in six areas of architectural practice, rather than the previously stipulated 5,600 hours in 17 areas. The renamed Architectural Experience Program, which took effect on June 29, has been updated to reflect modern practice, with the six areas mirroring divisions of the recently revamped licensing exam. The program is required for licensure in most U.S. jurisdictions.