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Reciprocity With the United Kingdom
U.S. and U.K. architects can now use their credentials to get licensed in each other's countries—learn more about the requirements and contact us to get started.
Use our interactive tool to explore licensing requirements in your home state or any of NCARB’s 55 jurisdictions.
Blogs & Press Releases
Architect Prova Zaman-Haque on the New US/UK MRA, Representation, and More
One architect shares her experience getting licensed in the United States and the United Kingdom.
NCARB Endorses Multiple Pathways to Practice
Washington, DC— The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) commits to developing a framework for multiple paths to licensure,
President Baker Reflects on the Path to Licensure
NCARB's FY24 President Jon Alan Baker, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, wrote an op-ed for Architectural Newspaper on NCARB's advocacy for multiple paths to arch
Explore the 2022 Analysis of Practice Report
The full report from NCARB’s 2022 Analysis of Practice is now available!
AI as an Enhancer for the Architect, Not a Replacement
How can architects adapt to the evolution of artificial intelligence?
10 Tips and Tools for Aspiring Architects in 2024
These tips and resources will help you make strides toward licensure in the new year.
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 February 2024.
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.