With an increasingly global economy, your practice is no longer limited to the location of your initial license. We want you to have the freedom to go wherever your career in architecture takes you—including abroad. To expand the opportunities available to NCARB certified architects, NCARB has established agreements with the licensing authorities of several foreign countries based on the concept of mutual reciprocity.

Australia and New Zealand
Learn more about earning a license in Australia or New Zealand through our Mutual Recognition Arrangement.

Canada
Discover more about seeking reciprocal licensure in a Canadian province through our Mutual Recognition Agreement.

Mexico
Pursue opportunities for licensure in Mexico through the Tri-National Mutual Recognition Agreement.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
NCARB helps maintain the relationship between the United States and other members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) through the Architect Project.

International Union of Architects
Interested in exploring opportunities in a country not listed here? Find more information on international standards of practice.