I have a degree in architecture from a foreign country. Can I earn TUs towards my required diversified training requirements and become eligible to take the Architect Registration Examination?
A35. You may be able to do this if your degree is shown to be the equivalent of a pre-professional degree in this country. To find out whether it is or not you must complete an “Educational Evaluation Service for Architects (EESA) NCARB Evaluation Report.” For information regarding EESA/NCARB evaluations please email NAAB at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call at (202) 638-3372 . To download an application form for an EESA/NCARB evaluation click here. It takes about 2 months to complete and costs $1,500.00. Note that only an EESA Evaluation report is accepted by NCARB. Since Illinois defers its judgment on this issue to NCARB, no appeal to the Illinois Architecture Licensing Board of NCARB’s decision is permitted. Q36. I am enrolled in an architectural program which requires me to work in an architectural firm prior to my senior year in college. I am getting college credit for this internship. Can I also get Training Unit credit for the time spent working? A36. Yes, but only if the college credit