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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,
Analysis of Practice Findings: Roles and Responsibilities
Architects shared the roles they take on, how they collaborate, and how technology is impacting their responsibilities.
Explore NCARB and NOMA’s Action Plan to Improve DEI in Architecture
The final Baseline on Belonging report includes a series of solutions NCARB and NOMA plan to implement.
How NCARB Maintains Exam Security Before, During, and After Your Appointment
A combination of psychometrics and data forensics protects the integrity of the ARE.
Richie Hands Is Paving the Way for New Architects
Learn about the architect’s advocacy efforts for Black and POC youth, plus his journey to becoming licensed.
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.