The Faculty of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University has received the International Certification designation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board for the Bachelor of Architecture degree. International Certification was granted in 2014 for a term of six years.

The term “International Certification” identifies a program as comparable in educational outcomes in all significant aspects to a program accredited by the NAAB in the United States and indicates that it provides an educational experience meeting acceptable standards, even though such program may differ in format or method of delivery. The designation is valid for six years beginning 1 January of the year in which the final visit took place. In order to maintain the designation, the program must be visited again in the sixth year of the designation.

Programs with International Certification are not formally “accredited” as that term is used with reference to programs in the United States and may not refer to their programs as “accredited” by the NAAB. However, students who graduate from International Certification programs are able to apply for individualized review of their credentials on an expedited basis by the Educational Evaluation Services for Architects program, administered by the NAAB on behalf of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

The following documents are available in the library, and also may be downloaded from the ITU website:

You can access all the related NAAB documents related to the department from the links below.