International Practice

International Practice

International Professional Practice 
In keeping with UIA Accord on Recommended International Standards of Professionalism in Architectural Practice, the UIA provides information, compiled in the name of the Spanish Section by the the Collegi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya (Architects' Association of Catalonia), on different aspects of global professional practice. This is a country-by-country compilation of requirements and contact information.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Architect
The purpose of the APEC Architect project is to establish a common basis for the recognition of professional competence that will simplify access to independent practice as an architect in economies in the Asia-Pacific region.

Canadian Affiliates and Boards
Canada recognizes the NCARB Certificate for reciprocal registration. Contact the Canadian registration boards to learn about becoming licensed in their provinces.

International Union of Architects/Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA)
The UIA represents over a million architects throughout the world through national architectural associations that form the UIA Member Sections.

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Certification Guidelines
Updated July 2014! The Certification Guidelines outlines the requirements for NCARB certification for U.S., Canadian, and foreign architects.

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Foreign Architects
Foreign applicants can follow two different paths to U.S. licensure or NCARB certification.

Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect Program
The BEFA Program allows foreign architects to demonstrate competence to independently practice architecture, while protecting the public health, safety, and welfare to meet the examination requirement of NCARB certification.

New Mutual Recognition Agreement With Canada Goes into Effect January 2014
NCARB and CALA have signed a new Mutual Recognition Agreement for reciprocal registration of architects, which will go into effect January 1.