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Take Advantage of Waived Reactivation Fees
For a limited time, NCARB is waiving reactivation fees for anyone who has let their NCARB Record and/or Certificate lapse, as well as the application fee for the NCARB Certificate.
Use our interactive tool to explore licensing requirements in your home state or any of NCARB’s 55 jurisdictions.
Blogs & Press Releases
NCARB Is Waiving Reactivation Fees for Two Months
We’re waiving reactivation fees for Certificate and Record holders!
NCARB’s New Score Validity Policy Is Here
Learn more about the new policy and what to expect now.
Reciprocity With the U.K.: How to Take Advantage of the New Agreement
Take advantage of this new opportunity to expand your practice.
Top 10 FAQs About Non-Traditional Paths to Earning an Architecture License
We compiled a list of your FAQs to help guide you on your path to licensure.
NCARB and ARB Celebrate Reciprocity Agreement Between U.S. and U.K.
Get a recap of recent events and learn more about the milestone agreement.
5 Ways to Earn AXP Experience in Hard-to-Reach Areas
Work with your supervisor to get the experience you need to complete the AXP.
Start NCARB Record
By creating an NCARB Record, you can keep track of your education, career progress, exam history, and licensing information.
Data & Resources
ARE 5.0 Guidelines
Includes exam policies, scheduling instructions, and more for candidates testing with PSI. Updated April 2023.
This document includes steps to completing the AXP, reporting procedures, experience requirements, and more. Last updated May 2020.
This document outlines the requirements for NCARB certification for U.S., Canadian, and foreign architects. Last updated July 2022.
Earn an NCARB Certificate
With this credential, architects can easily apply for out-of-state licenses, plus access to free continuing education courses.