National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
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Washington, DC 20006-1310
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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.
Our Mission, Vision, and ValuesThe 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 WorkNCARB'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.
Council OrganizationThe 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.
U.S. Member BoardsContact information for all 54 U.S. registration boards.
NCARB by the NumbersNCARB 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 of ArchitectureNCARB’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 ArchitectureLearn when states enacted architectural regulation.
Annual ReportsOur 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 NCARBWant to be part of the NCARB team? Find out what positions we currently have open for architects.
NCARB has a staff of over 80 who work to provide the best possible service to our customers and our Member Boards. Among these dedicated employees are architects who have each traveled a different path to licensure and bring a wealth of experience to NCARB.