Architects licensed in another U.S. state or territory may acquire licensure in Nebraska by comity. They must either hold an NCARB Certificate or have 15 years of licensed experience in another U.S. state or territory.
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NCARB Record Holders
Please make a request to NCARB to have your record transmitted directly to the Nebraska Board.
A Model Law Architect refers to a person who holds an NCARB Certificate and:
- Is a graduate of an accredited National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) program;
- Has completed the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), formally known as the Intern Development Program (IDP) training criteria, as required and verified by NCARB;
- Has passed the NCARB Architect Registration Examination (ARE) as accepted by the Board;
- Has a record clear of disciplinary action; and
- Is licensed in at least one jurisdiction.
Board staff may review and evaluate the applications of all comity applicants to determine if they meet the Model Law criteria.
Licensure by Experience
Applicants with a minimum of fifteen years licensed work experience in another U.S. state or territory may apply for licensure by experience. The applicant will go to the board for review and final determination.
Non-Accredited Degree Evaluations
Applicants who want to become licensed, but do not have a NAAB-accredited degree must obtain an evaluation report from Education Evaluation Services for Architects (EESA-NCARB). The Nebraska Board requires the applicant to have met the NCARB Education Requirement with a degree in the field of architecture. The EESA-NCARB program evaluates the credentials of foreign-educated and broadly-experienced architects against the NCARB Education Standard. Their report is to be submitted directly to the Nebraska Board.
Architects licensed in another state may also apply for a temporary permit to provide services for no more than one project, not to exceed two years. Individuals will only be issued one temporary permit. For more details, go to our Temporary Permits page.
E & A Act Exam
A short law examination covering the Engineers and Architects Regulation Act must be successfully completed before a license number will be issued. The examination will be sent to you upon receipt of the application.
If you have any questions about comity licensure for architects, please contact us.