More than 45,000 architects have an NCARB Certificate—a professional credential that facilitates licensure across borders, provides access to free continuing education, and more.

How to Apply for the NCARB Certificate

Ready to get NCARB certified? First, you will need to establish or reactivate your NCARB Record. Next, you will need to document the following requirements.

Requirements for NCARB Certification

There are four pre-requisites for Certification.

Application Process

Once NCARB has received proof of registration from your board and you have met the requirements for certification, we will evaluate your Record. The evaluation response time is approximately 30 business days. Once the evaluation is complete, you will receive an email confirming you have met the requirements for certification and be issued a Certificate number. The cost associated with establishing and maintaining an NCARB Certificate can be found on our fees page. For complete detailed information on applying for the NCARB Certificate, download the Certification Guidelines.

If you would like an update on the status of your NCARB certification application, please contact us.