U.S. architects and foreign-educated licensure candidates without a degree from a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), can have their education assessed through a program called Education Evaluation Services for Architects (EESA).

Administered by the NAAB, an EESA evaluation compares your academic transcript(s) to the NCARB Education Standard. The evaluation determines whether your education meets the standards for initial licensure, NCARB certification or reciprocal licensure, and identifies any deficiencies that must be addressed.

How to Get Started

Before starting the EESA process, please reach out to our Customer Relations team, who can review your education history and provide next steps. You can then apply for an 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.