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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
Strategic Mentorship: How Samantha Josaphat Is Reaching the Next Generation of Architects
Samantha is involved in guiding the next generation of architects at every career stage from middle school to licensure.
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
Analysis of Practice Findings: Path to Licensure
80% of respondents indicated that candidates should demonstrate proficiency in problem solving and professionalism.
Explore Setting O: Design or Construction-Related Employment
Trying to satisfy AXP requirements? Here’s our guide to Setting O.
Achieve Your End-of-Year Goal With NCARB’s Top CE Courses
Meet your annual HSW CE requirements with NCARB’s help!
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.