Education Evaluation Services for Architects (EESA)


Evaluation services performed by Education Evaluation Services for Architects (EESA), a partnership program between the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), are provided for individuals seeking an NCARB certification or registration in a U.S. jurisdiction who do not have a professional degree in architecture from a program accredited by the NAAB- or Canadian Architectural Certification Board- Conseil Canadien de Certification en Architecture (CACB/CCCA).

The EESA program compares the academic transcript(s) of these licensure candidates to the current NCARB Education StandardAs an approximation of the requirements for the award of a professional degree from a NAAB-accredited degree program, the NCARB Education Standard is used to determine whether an applicant’s education meets the requirements for NCARB certification. 

More information about the EESA process is available at the EESA Glossary of Terms and the NCARB Education Guidelines.

To learn more about applying for an EESA, and to determine the steps after receipt of an EESA report please click on Start EESA