January 23, 2009
As the secretariat for the Canberra Accord, the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) announces the launch of the Canberra Accord website.
Earlier in the fall, accreditation and validation agencies from Australia, Canada, China, Korea, Mexico, the United States, and the Commonwealth Association of Architects announced the ratification of the Canberra Accord declaring substantial equivalency of professional degrees in architecture covered by their accreditation/validation systems.
The website provides information on each of the signatories as well as a comparative analysis. In addition, resources are listed and a history of the meetings leading up to the Accord.
This site is designed to provide information to three groups:
- Individuals who will have completed their professional architectural education beginning January 1, 2010 in a program accredited/validated by one of the signatory systems.
- Leaders and staff of signatory agencies or organizations.
- Leaders and staff of regulatory agencies responsible for professional licensure or registration in architecture.