Why Should You Become NCARB Certified
Certification is a Smart Career Move
Having NCARB after your name doesn't mean you're a member of an organization—it means you have earned the NCARB Certificate and met the highest professional standards established by the registration boards responsible for protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Certification Facilitates Reciprocity
Your NCARB Certificate will make it easier to obtain reciprocal registration in other jurisdictions. In fact, nearly 50 percent of registration boards accept the NCARB Certificate as the primary method for reciprocal registration.
Certification Gives You Mobility
Your NCARB Certificate will give you the mobility to go after work wherever it is. Even if your work interests center solely on projects within the jurisdiction where you are licensed, with an NCARB Certificate you’ll be prepared to meet your clients’ needs if they decide to move or expand across state lines.
Certification Gives You a Competitive Edge
Many architectural firms consider certification an important factor in hiring and promotion because they know that an architect with an NCARB Certificate provides the firm with greater flexibility when pursuing opportunities outside their jurisdiction.
Certification Provides Security
You don’t have to worry about misplaced records or obtaining necessary verifications from a previous employer who may no longer be in business. Your NCARB Record is maintained on a secure server. When you need to get licensed in another jurisdiction, simply notify NCARB and a verified copy of your Record will be quickly and easily transmitted to the state registration board.
Certification Provides Tremendous Savings on Continuing Education
NCARB Certificate holders can now access NCARB’s highly acclaimed Monograph Series for FREE! NCARB monographs are self-study resources that offer a convenient way to meet your jurisdiction’s requirements for continuing education hours (CEH) in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD)—anywhere and any time you need them. All NCARB monographs are written by experts in their fields, and are available in two types:
Mini-Monographs are short online articles that take an in-depth look at topics of interest to architects. Each is worth from 1 to 1.5 CEHs. A new mini-monograph will be released every month for you to download for FREE, allowing you to efficiently accumulate your necessary continuing education credits by year’s end.
Monographs are more extensive hardcopy study documents that offer a broader exploration of current topics of interest. Twenty-one titles are available, each offering anywhere from 8 to 20 continuing education credits. Certificate holders can purchase these titles for FREE with a $20 charge for shipping and handling.