National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
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Washington, DC 20006-1310
Main: 202/783-6500
Customer Service: 202/879-0520
Fax: 202/783-0290

Who We Are
NCARB members are the architectural registration boards of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each registration board has state-appointed public and professional members as well as an administrator.

NCARB Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission, Vision, and Values
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects.

Our Work

Our Work
NCARB's primary function is to design tools and model procedures for jurisdictions to apply to their regulation of the path to licensure, ranging from internship guidelines to licensing examination to certification for reciprocal licensing. NCARB maintains records for its 54 jurisdictional boards, providing services to architects and interns as key stakeholders.

Management Team

Council Organization
The Council’s organization structure, functions, and processes are governed by its Bylaws. Its governance includes its Board of Directors, staff, Member Boards, Regions, and committees.

Member Boards

U.S. Member Boards
Contact information for all 54 U.S. registration boards.


NCARB by the Numbers
NCARB By the Numbers offers an inside look at the data behind the architectural profession. Based on NCARB Record holder data, the publication’s analytics and trends provide an accurate look not only at NCARB programs and services, but the profession as a whole.

Practice Analysis

Practice Analysis of Architecture
NCARB’s Practice Analysis of Architecture survey, conducted every five to seven years, provides essential insight into the practice of architecture. Findings are significant to the profession and help determine the knowledge and skills necessary to practice architecture independently and protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare.

Regulation of Architecture

Regulation of Architecture
Learn when states enacted architectural regulation.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports
Our mission and Strategic Plan drive everything we do at the Council. Throughout the year we work to facilitate licensure, foster collaboration among our Member Boards and related collateral organizations, and centralize architect and emerging professionals’ credential data from across the country. Read about these initiatives and more from throughout the year.

Careers at NCARB

Careers at NCARB
Want to be part of the NCARB team? Find out what positions we currently have open for architects.

NCARB by the Numbers (2015)
This year’s NCARB by the Numbers explores the behavior of aspiring architects on the path to licensure in an entirely new format. [more]

2015 NBTN
Destination Architect:
Getting It Done!

Looking for ways to streamline your journey to getting your license? Look no further. Check out our newest resource and empower yourself to meet your jurisdiction's requirements in a way that fits your lifestyle.

Podcasts and Webcasts