Mark Christian

Sign SB 1132 -- Architect-in-Training

Mark Christian
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To Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.,

California Senate Bill 1132, by California State Senator Cathleen Galgiani, allows those working hard to become licensed architects in California call themselves an "architect-in-training."

We, the signers of this petition, are Californians who are on the path to licensure.

We will be, on average, more than 30 years old by the time we are licensed architects.

We are working in architectural firms gaining the necessary knowledge and experience to be licensed architects.

Yet, during this time we are working to become licensed architects, we cannot use the word "architect" or any variation of it to describe who we are and what we do. We can call ourselves designers, project managers, job captains, and many other things. We just can't use the "A" word.

SB 1132 allows us to classify our aspirations and professional affiliation by using the title "architect-in-training." California law already allows some of our design professional colleagues paraprofessional titles "engineer-in-training" and "land surveyor-in-training".

Like the existing engineer-in-training and land surveyor-in-training laws, SB 1132 protects the public by allowing us to call ourselves what we are, architects in training, while not misleading the public to think we are licensed architects.

We respectfully ask for your signature on SB 1132.

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