The question of whether or not it’s worth becoming a licensed architect often comes up. There always a few people that say it isn’t worth the time and effort to become licensed. However I believe that it is worth getting licensed. Getting licensed means that you can legally call yourself an architect and you can and you can sign off drawing you typically can’t of your not licensed. Another advantage is that licensed architects can become principal architects and open their own firms. Opening a firm is something I want to do in the long run of my career.