Certification Fees

Note: All fees are subject to change, and are non-refundable unless otherwise noted.

The Certificate application fee changed June 29, 2016. Learn more.

Certificate Application Fee: $1,100
This fee covers one year of NCARB services to compile your NCARB Record and verify your credentials in pursuit of NCARB certification. Once you are approved for certification, this fee also maintains your Certificate in active status for one year.

Please note: All fees assessed by third parties in support of your application are your responsibility (ex. official transcripts fees, license verification fees, etc.).

If your Record remains continuously active until you receive your initial license, NCARB will waive the entire Certificate Application Fee of $1,100. In addition, your Certificate Renewal Fee will be half price for the first year.

Certificate Annual Renewal Fee: $225
This fee must be paid each year by registered architects to keep the NCARB Certificate and/or Record in active status.

Reactivation Fee: $250 + all outstanding annual renewal fees up to the maximum of $1,100
If your NCARB Record lapsed for any amount of time, you must pay a $250 reactivation fee plus all annual renewal fees assessed during the period of inactivity up to a maximum reactivation fee of $1,100.

Transmittal: $400
This fee must be paid for each transmittal of your NCARB Record to a U.S. registration board, Canadian provincial association, or foreign regulatory authority entitled under NCARB agreements or policies. You must have an active Record or Certificate to pursue this service.


Your NCARB Record Provides Discounts on Continuing Education

As an NCARB Certificate holder, you can earn free continuing education credits by reading NCARB’s monograph and mini-monographs and completing the online quizzes. A $35 value, mini-monographs are worth one continuing education hour (CEH) or continuing education (CEU) unit in health, safety, and welfare (HSW).

That means you can earn continuing education credits for one of the lowest costs available for continuing ed anywhere. All NCARB monographs are written by experts in their fields and meet AIA’s health, safety, and welfare (HSW) continuing education requirements.

Note: All fees are subject to change, and are non-refundable unless otherwise noted.


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