Exam Application and Portfolio Submission

Exam Application and Portfolio Submission

Note:  ACHA Candidates are not eligible to sit for the exam.  ACHA Candidates must apply separately to sit for the exam and submit all requirements for exam eligibility.

Click here for the 2021 Certification Handbook.


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.


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 June 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