NCARB certification facilitates reciprocal registration among all 54 NCARB Member Boards, 11 Canadian jurisdictions, and can be used to support an application for registration in other countries. Although certification does not qualify a person to practice architecture in a jurisdiction, it does signify that you have met the highest professional standards established by the registration boards responsible for protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
The NCARB Certificate:
- Gives you a competitive edge.
- Provides discounts on continuing education.
- Gives you the mobility you need to take advantage of business opportunities in several jurisdictions.
- Allows you to use "NCARB" after your name.
Having NCARB after your name doesn't mean you're a member of an organization—it means you have earned the NCARB Certificate and met the highest professional standards established by the registration boards responsible for protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public. This is an individual credential and not available for firms.
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Architect License Verification
Verify that your architect is licensed in one of NCARB's 54 U.S. member jurisdictions. Includes links to the individual jurisdiction licensee databases.
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