Whether you’re newly licensed or have been practicing for years, the NCARB Certificate can help expand your professional reach. Along with the flexibility to pursue work in multiple jurisdictions, Certificate holders have access to free continuing education, exciting leadership opportunities, and more.

Professional Mobility

Having an NCARB Certificate gives you the flexibility to apply for reciprocal licensure in all 54 U.S. jurisdictions. The Certificate can also be used to support registration in Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand.

Free Continuing Education

Certificate holders have access to NCARB’s Monograph Series, a collection of self-study resources by experts in the profession. By completing online quizzes, you can earn continuing education hours (CEH) in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) from the comfort of your own home.

Competitive Edge

You can use the “NCARB” credential in your title, which demonstrates you’ve met national standards for licensure. This qualification, and the flexibility it provides, is often an important factor for firms when hiring and promoting.

Secure Records

As a Certificate holder, you don’t have to worry about record keeping. All of your professional information is stored on our secure servers—ready whenever you need it.

Leadership Opportunities

Certificate holders are often the first to hear about volunteer opportunities on state boards and NCARB committees.

Ready to make the most of your career in architecture? Learn how to apply for an NCARB Certificate.