Certification Guidelines

Certification GuidelinesMany architects choose to seek NCARB certification following initial licensure. The NCARB Certificate facilitates reciprocal registration among all 54 NCARB Member Boards, and 11 Canadian provincial associations. The NCARB Certificate signifies that you have met the national standards established by the registration boards.

To qualify for NCARB certification, you must satisfy all of the requirements for certification outlined in the Certification Guidelines. Requirements include; good character; satisfaction of NCARB’s education, experience, and examination requirements; and a current registration to practice architecture issued by an NCARB Member Board.

Download the Certification Guidelines.