Applying for registration in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and overseas.
Eligible architects can benefit from mutual recognition agreements we have signed with counterparts around the world. Eligibility for each of these varies.
If you have joined the Register through the UK route to registration, having obtained ARB-accredited Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 qualifications from UK schools of architecture, our Mutual Recognition Agreement with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) will enable you to make an application to NCARB for certification that can be used to apply for licensing/registration with participating US jurisdictional registration boards.
Australia or New Zealand
If you have joined the Register through the UK route to registration, having obtained ARB-accredited Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 qualifications from UK schools of architecture, our Mutual Recognition Agreement with the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) and the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) enables us to issue certificates to qualifying applicants. This will enable you to make an application to the AACA for certification so that you can register in one of the states or territories in Australia. Application for registration in New Zealand cover the whole country and are considered directly by NZRAB.
Registration may make it easier for you to register as an architect in an EEA country. Further to the end of the UK/EU Implementation Period, some European countries, such as Ireland and Spain have put arrangements in place for the continued recognition of UK qualifications. The position in other European countries will depend on the regulations that they have put in place to deal with the recognition of UK qualifications. You will need to contact the relevant competent authority in the European country in which you wish to practice for information about the application process and the documents you need to provide.
If you want to work outside the UK and the EEA, the architects’ professional bodies in each country should be able to advise you of the requirements for that country, or where you can find further information. Some countries require registration on a state-by-state basis, so you may need to be very precise about where you intend to practise.