The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is an agency that evaluates architecture programs in the United States to ensure that graduates are appropriately prepared to enter the profession. The NAAB’s accreditation is independent of the school’s overall accreditation. The NAAB also provides review services to evaluate degrees from non-accredited schools.
Most of the 55 U.S. licensing boards require that architects hold a professional degree from a NAAB-accredited program, which include Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture, and Doctor of Architecture programs.
Non-accredited Architecture Programs
Many schools offer architecture programs that have not been accredited by the NAAB. Graduates of these non-accredited programs will be limited in terms of where they can practice, as well as have additional requirements to earn an architecture license and NCARB Certificate.
Don’t have a degree from a NAAB-accredited program? Learn about your licensure options.