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 Exam Application and Portfolio Submission

Exam Application and Portfolio Submission

The application period for 2020 has now closed.  Please watch for the next application period to open in the fall for 2021. 

For 2020 applicants, due to COVID-19 and possible limited access to references, client letters of reference will be accepted through July 15.  Please email them to in a single file by July 15. You will not be allowed to sit for the exam without submission of the remaining items.


Approximately 4-6 weeks following the submission deadline, applicants will received notification via email as to whether or not their portfolio was accepted.  Instructions for scheduling your exam will be within that notification.


For 2020, August 1-31, 2020. For 2021, July 1-31, 2021.


An architect who does not pass the examination on his or her first attempt may elect to retake the exam during the next testing window for a maximum of five years before resubmitting a Portfolio Package and Exam Application is required.  

  • Contact the office for the Application for Re-Examination.
  • In 2020, there is ZERO fee to re-exam. 
  • The deadline to submit for the 2021 exam testing window is July 1, 2021

FORMS (These forms can be found within the Certification Handbook but are posted here for your convenience.)


Please note that the above portfolio samples are provided as examples of content only.

American College of Healthcare Architects
4400 College Blvd Suite 220
Overland Park, KS 66211

Phone: 913-222-8653
Fax: 913-222-8606