While NCARB works to create national standards and programs for the profession, licenses to practice architecture are issued by the state where you are practicing.

The 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands each have an architecture board that is responsible for issuing licenses, regulating the practice of architecture within its borders, and protecting the public’s health, safety, and welfare. Together, the 55 jurisdictions make up NCARB’s membership and work with NCARB to develop national standards and programs.

Licensing Requirements

Before practicing architecture in a jurisdiction, you must meet the requirements for licensure established by that jurisdiction. Visit our licensing requirements tool to view and compare the requirements for establishing and maintaining an architecture license across the United States.

Contact Information

For specific questions, contact your jurisdiction’s licensing board.

Alabama
Alabama Board for Registration of Architects
Contact: Paula Pilgreen | 334-242-4179

Alaska
Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors
Contact: Sara Neal | 907-465-1676

Arizona
Arizona Board of Technical Registration
Contact: Julia Pham | 602-364-4955

Arkansas
Arkansas State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects & Interior Designers
Contact: Shana W. Bryant | 501-682-3171

California
California Architects Board
Contact: Laura Zuniga | 916-574-7220

Colorado
Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers, and Professional Land Surveyors
Contact: Joyce J. Young | 303-894-7527

Connecticut
Department of Consumer Protection Occupational & Professional Licensing Division, Architectural Licensing Board
Contact: Shannon Rivera | 860-713-6135

Delaware
Division of Professional Regulation: Board of Architects
Contact: Jennifer Witte | 302-744-4500

District of Columbia
D.C. Board of Architecture & Interior Design
Contact: Leon Lewis | 202-442-4320

Florida
Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design
Contact: Amanda “Mandi” Ackermann | 850-717-1982

Georgia
Georgia State Board of Architects & Interior Designers
Contact: Darren Mickler | 844-753-7825

Guam 
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors
Contact: Catherine Sablan Gutierrez | 671-646-3138

Hawaii 
Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects
Contact: Sandra Matushima | 808-586-2702

Idaho 
Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses
Contact: Michael Hyde | 208-334-3233

Illinois 
Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation
Contact: Kyle Lazell | 217-524-3210

Indiana 
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Contact: Amy Hall | 317-234-3022

Iowa
Iowa Architectural Examining Board
Contact: Lori SchraderBachar | 515-725-9030

Kansas 
Kansas State Board of Technical Professions: Engineering, Architecture, Geology, Landscape Architecture and Land Surveying
Contact: Larry Karns | 785-296-3055

Kentucky
Kentucky Board of Architects
Contact: Cordelia Harbut | 859-246-2069

Louisiana
Louisiana Board of Architectural Examiners
Contact: Tyson Ducote | 225-925-4802

Maine
State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, & Interior Designers
Contact: Catherine Pendergast | 207-624-8522

Maryland
Maryland Board of Architects Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation
Contact: Zevi Thomas | 410-230-6262

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Architects
Contact: Matthew Keigan | 617-727-3229

Michigan
Michigan Board of Architects
Contact: Robin Sirls | 517-241-0199

Minnesota
Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID
Contact: Doreen Johnson | 651-296-2388

Mississippi
Mississippi State Board of Architecture
Contact: John Cothron | 888-272-2627

Missouri
Missouri Board for Architects, Prof. Engineers, Prof. Land Surveyors & Landscape Architects
Contact: Judy Kempker | 573-751-0047

Montana
Montana Board of Architects & Landscape Architects
Contact: Dan Ritter | 406-841-2244

Nebraska
Nebraska Board of Engineers & Architects
Contact: Jon Wilbeck | 402-471-2021

Nevada
Nevada Board of Arch., Interior Design & Residential Design
Contact: Monica Harrison | 702-486-7300

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Joint Board of Licensure and Certification: Board of Architects
Contact: Maria Pike | 603-271-2152

New Jersey
New Jersey Board of Architects
Contact: Charles Kirk | 973-504-6385

New Mexico
Board of Examiners for Architects
Contact: Melarie Gonzales | 505-476-4830

New York
N.Y. State Education Department: Office of the Professions, State Board of Architecture
Contact: Robert Lopez, RA | 518-474-3817 x110

North Carolina
North Carolina Board of Architecture
Contact: Cathe M. Evans | 984-328-1161

North Dakota
North Dakota State Board of Architecture
Contact: Bonnie Staiger, Hon. AIA | 701-223-3540

Northern Mariana Islands
CNMI Board of Professional Licensing
Contact: Esther Fleming |  670-664-4809

Ohio
Ohio Architects Board
Contact: Shannon Himes | 614-466-1327

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Board of Governors of the Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Commercial Interior Designers
Contact: Leslie Hanska | 405-949-2383

Oregon
Oregon Board of Architect Examiners
Contact: Lisa Howard | 503-763-0662

Pennsylvania
PA State Architects Licensure Board
Contact: Jeannie Bronshtein | 717-783-3397

Puerto Rico
Assistant Secretary of State for Examining Boards
Contact: Marianne Cortina Aldebol | 787-722-2122

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Board of Examination and Registration of Architects
Contact: Dawne Broadfield | 401-462-9594

South Carolina
South Carolina State Board of Architectural Examiners
Contact: Lenora Addison-Miles | 803-896-4408

South Dakota
South Dakota State Board of Technical Professions
Contact: Kathryn Patterson | 605-394-2510

Tennessee
Tennessee Board of Architectural & Engineering Examiners
Contact: Glenn Kopchak | 615-741-3449

Texas
Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
Contact: Julie Hildebrand | 512-305-9000

Utah
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Contact: Stephen Duncombe | 801-530-6235

Vermont
Vermont State Board of Architects
Contact: Kara Shangraw | 802-828-1501

Virgin Islands
Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs
Contact: Nathalie Hodge | 340-713-3522 ext.3250

Virginia
DPOR
Contact: Kathleen Nosbisch | 804-367-8514

Washington
Architect Registration Board
Contact: Sydney Muhle | 360-664-1388

West Virginia
West Virginia Board of Architects
Contact: Emily Papadopoulos | 304-558-1406

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Contact: Adam Barr |  608-266-2112

Wyoming
WY State Board of Architects & Landscape Architects
Contact: Emily Cronbaugh | 307-777-6529

Regions

Each jurisdiction also belongs to an NCARB region. Once a year, the 55 jurisdictions gather for NCARB’s Annual Business Meeting, where representatives vote on resolutions regarding programs, guidelines, NCARB Model Law and Regulations, and Model Rules of Conduct. These members also elect NCARB’s officers and directors and serve on the committees that guide the development of the architecture profession.

Get Involved

Interested in volunteering for your state licensing board? Contact your board to learn more.