International Certification Notice of Actions

NAAB International Certification identifies a program as comparable in educational outcomes in all significant aspects to a U.S.-based program and indicates that it provides an educational experience meeting acceptable standards, even though such program may differ in format or method of delivery.

NAAB grants International Certification to international degree programs in architecture at the bachelor’s and master’s level. A list of recent actions are available below.

The following actions were taken at the 2023 November meeting.

 

Degree(s)

Location

Next International Certification Review

Continuing International Certification with a Three-Year Interim Progress Report

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

Bachelor of Architecture

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Continuing International Certification, Spring or Fall 2028

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Bachelor of Architecture

Santiago, Chile

Continuing International Certification, Spring or Fall 2028

Continuation of International Certification Candidacy

Al Yamamah University  

Bachelor of Architecture

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Initial International Certification, Between Spring 2024 and Spring 2026

The following actions were taken at the 2023 April meeting.

 

Degree(s)

Location

Next International Certification Review

Continuing International Certification with a Three-Year Interim Progress Report

Kuwait University   

Bachelor of Architecture

Kuwait, Kuwait City

Continuing International Certification, Spring or Fall 2028

The following actions were taken at the 2022 October meeting.

 

Degree(s)

Location

Next International Certification Review

Continuation of International Certification Candidacy

IE University

Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Architectural Studies + Master of Architecture

Madrid, Spain

Initial International Certification, Between Spring 2023 and Spring 2025

Initial International Certification with a Three-Year Interim Progress Report

Jordan University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Irbid, Jordan

Continuing International Certification, Spring or Fall 2028

Continuing International Certification with a Three-Year Interim Progress Report

Eastern Mediterranean University

Bachelor of Architecture

Famagusta, North Cyprus, Turkey

Continuing International Certification, Spring or Fall 2028

The following actions were taken at the 2022 April meeting.

 

Degree(s)

Location

Next International Certification Review

Initial International Certification with a Three-Year Interim Progress Report

The Hashemite University

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

Zarqa, Jordan

Continuing International Certification, Spring or Fall 2027

Continuing International Certification with a Three-Year Interim Progress Report

University of Bahrain  

B.Sc. in Architecture

Manama, Bahrain

Continuing International Certification, Spring or Fall 2027

Universidad Europea de Madrid

Bachelor in Fundamentals of Architecture  

Master’s in Architecture

Madrid, Spain

Continuing International Certification, Spring or Fall 2027

Universidad San Pablo CEU

Degree in Architecture + Final Degree Project

Madrid, Spain

Continuing International Certification, Spring or Fall 2027

International Certification Actions

Determine Eligibility: Program is accepted as eligible for candidacy. This is the first step toward international certification of a degree program in architecture.

Award Candidacy: Program is granted candidacy. This is the second step toward international certification. Programs may remain in candidacy for a maximum of three years.

Award International Certification: Program provided sufficient information to meet all conditions and is granted a period of International Certification.

Initial International Certification: International Certification may be granted for a period of six years or a six-year term with a 3-year Interim Progress Report (see below).

Continuing International Certification: Programs that have completed the first six-year term of International Certification seeking a subsequent term of continuing International Certification may receive another six-year term if they meet all conditions, or a six-year term with a 3-year Interim Progress Report (see below).

Award International Certification with a 3-year Interim Progress Report: Program is awarded International Certification with certain conditions unmet and must submit an adequate report to the Board evidencing that these conditions have been addressed. The Board will determine whether satisfactory progress has been made in addressing the deficiencies outlined in the VTR report.

Revocation of International Certification: International Certification may be revoked (a) if a program fails to correct cited issues by another accrediting, quality assurance, national, or state agency, or (b) if a program fails to submit an IPR.