Architect Licensure – Education


The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is an independent nonprofit non-governmental organization, founded in 1940 by ACSA, AIA and NCARB. The organization accredits professional architecture degree programs within schools; schools themselves are not accredited. Once accredited, a program is reviewed on cycles that range from every few years to eight years. Confirming program accreditation, and review cycle are two important considerations to review when selecting a school and program. 

There are two schools of architecture in Rhode Island, that offer NAAB accredited degrees: Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence and Roger Williams University (RWU), Bristol.