With an increasingly global economy, your practice is no longer limited to the location of your initial license. We want you to have the freedom to go wherever your career in architecture takes you—including abroad. To expand the opportunities available to NCARB-certified architects, NCARB has established agreements with the licensing authorities of several foreign countries based on the concept of mutual reciprocity.
Mutual Reciprocity Arrangements
Through NCARB's established agreements, Certificate holders can pursue reciprocal licensure in the following countries:
- Australia and New Zealand
- United Kingdom (effective April 25!)
Related International Organizations
NCARB works with several international organizations to explore and facilitate additional paths to reciprocity.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
NCARB helps maintain the relationship between the United States and other members of the APEC through the Architect Project.
International Union of Architects (UIA)
Interested in exploring opportunities in another country? Find more information on international standards of practice.