The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) began administering the Education Evaluation Services for Architect (EESA) program on January 1, 2001. The program was created to help U.S. and foreign-educated licensure candidates navigate the process of obtaining an NCARB certificate or registring with an NCARB Member Board. An EESA evaluation compares academic transcript(s) to the NCARB Education Standard and identifies the areas that have and have not met the requirements outlined in the Education Standard.
The NAAB launched its online EESA application and evaluation process in 2007, and since then has completed more than 2,500 evaluations. The map below highlights the growing interest in practicing architecture in the U.S., based upon the country of origin identified by those who completed the EESA process and hold an evaluation. To learn more about the EESA process, please click the “Start EESA” button at the bottom of the page.
To see the number of EESA evaluation holders, hover your mouse over each country.
Numbers reflect completed evaluations where the country of origin was identified from January 2007 to the present and are updated quarterly.