U.S. architects and foreign-educated licensure candidates without a degree from an accredited program can have their education assessed through Education Evaluation Services for Architects (EESA).

Administered by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), an EESA evaluation compares your academic transcript(s) to the NCARB Education Standard. The evaluation determines whether your education meets the standards for NCARB certification or reciprocal licensure, and identifies any deficiencies.

Ready to get started? You can apply for an education evaluation through your NCARB Record.

To learn more about EESA and the fees associated with the program, download the Education Guidelines and visit the NAAB’s website.

Please note: Some jurisdictions do not accept an EESA evaluation of foreign education for initial licensure. To find out if your jurisdiction accepts an EESA evaluation, visit the Licensing Requirements Tool page and contact your board.