A candidate with a foreign degree may receive credit for education at foreign colleges and universities. A Board-approved educational evaluation service or NAAB Education Evaluation Services for Architects (EESA) must evaluate certified original transcripts and diplomas from the foreign school(s) and equate the degree to a comparable US degree for credit to be granted. Board-approved educational evaluation service must submit the original recommendation report along with transcripts directly to the Board. The candidate is responsible for any cost of evaluation. Candidates should request that an original "short" or "general" report be submitted directly to the Board along with a copy of the original transcripts. Professional degrees accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) are accepted by the Board and do not require an education evaluation service.
Note: NCARB only accepts foreign degrees evaluated by the NAAB Education Evaluation Services for Architects (EESA) for NCARB Certification.