All applicants must obtain pre-authorization to sit for an examination through:
Approval by the Arizona Board of Technical Registration: Submit an application to sit for the examination to the Board. The process may take two to six months depending on the applicant's qualifications and timely submission of required documents. If you have not been approved to sit an examination by the AZ Board of Technical Registration, Board staff will not authorize your examination participation,
Auto-approval by a National Council: This option is only available to applicants with an NAAB/LAAB/ABET accredited bachelor's degree. Refer to websites below to determine if your degree is NAAB/LAAB/ABET accredited. If it is, register directly with the national council. Be sure to fill out the education portion of the examination registration. Failing to do so may result in a failure to be auto-approved.
ABET - http://www.abet.org/
CLARB - http://asla.org/accreditation1aab.aspx
NCARB - http://naab.org/home