Rachel Kapisak Jones

As of 2022, the number of architects with reciprocal licenses was approximately 20% higher than the number of architects in the United States, signaling that the average architect is licensed in more than one jurisdiction, according to the 2023 “NCARB by the Numbers” report.

The rise in the number of reciprocal licenses reflects the increased demand for professional mobility and flexibility among architects since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s likely that the upward trend for reciprocal licenses will continue in the coming years as architects position themselves for success in an increasingly global economy.

Source: 2023 “NCARB by the Numbers” report