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State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects



To be eligible for licensure by comity in Nebraska, you must have:

  • Graduated from a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) accredited programs OR met the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) Education Standard; 
    • ​To determine if your program is NAAB or CACB-accredited, search NAAB’s and CACB's database of accredited programs.
    • If your program is not NAAB or CACB-accredited, you must have your education evaluated by EESA-NCARB to determine if it meets the NCARB Education Standards. The report must be submitted directly to the Nebraska Board, and any deficiencies identified must be corrected or removed by the Board. For more information, refer to Rule of The Nebraska Engineers and Architects Regulations Act (Title 110, NAC). 
  • Completed the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) or its equivalent as determined by NCARB;
  • Passed the Architect Registration Exam (ARE);
  • Be licensed in good standing in at least one other jurisdiction recognized by the Board.

Applicants who do not meet the criteria above may qualify for licensure if they have a minimum of 15 years of licensed experience in good standing. 

Application Process

It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all required applications, documents, and fees to the Board.

  1. Complete and submit the Architect License Application either online or by paper along with the applicable filing fee;
  2. Have verification of your exam passage, and current license sent directly to the Nebraska board from the issuing jurisdiction(s);
  3. Have official verification of graduation from a NAAB or CACB-accredited architectural program sent directly to the Nebraska board from the granting institution. If you do not hold a NAAB or CACB-accredited degree, you will need to obtain an EESA-NCARB Education Evaluation to determine if you meet the NCARB education standard. Have NCARB send a copy of the report directly to the Nebraska Board.
  4. Upon receipt of your application, an exam on The Nebraska Engineers and Engineers Act and Board’s Rules and Regulations will be sent to you. This must be sent back to the Board and successfully passed prior to your license being issued.

Any information requested on the application concerning education or experience may be provided by submitting an NCARB Record.

Once all the above has been received, your application will be reviewed. If you hold an NCARB Certificate and there are no issues (i.e. disciplinary actions) that the Board must review first, you may be issued a license administratively by the Board staff contingent on formal Board approval. All other applications must go to the Board for its review and approval before the license is issued.

  • The Board may withdraw a conditional license if the Board determines the applicant does not qualify for any reason. If this occurs, the conditional license expires at 11:59 pm on the date the licensee is notified of such Board action.

Architect Application (Online)

Architect Application (PDF)

If you have any questions about comity licensure for architects, please contact us.